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Compte-Rendu Annuel, par A. T. Kupffer. An. 1857. St Peters-
burg, 1858.—Presented by the Russian Administration of Mines.

American Journal of Science and Arts, November 1859, and January
1860.-From the Editors.

L'Institut, December 1859, January and February 1860.-From the

Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester.
(Continued).–From the Society.

Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, No. 273.-From the Sr-

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for
1859.— From the Academy.

Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, New
Series, vol. iv., part 2.--From the Academy.
Croft's London: What to See, and How to See it.- From the Publisher.

Archaia; a Sketch of the Cosmogony of the Hebrew Scripture, by
Principal Dawson, of M‘Gill University, Montreal.- From the London

The Action and Sounds of the Heart, by Dr G. B. Halford.— From the

Des Hermodactes, au point de Vue Botanique et Pharmaceutique, par J.
E. Planchon.- From the Author.

Jahrbuch der Kaiserlich Koniglicher Geologischer Reichsanstalt in
Wien, Jan.--June 1859.-From the Society.

Ansprache gehalten am Schlusse des Ersten Decenniums der Kaiser-
König. Geol. Reichsan. in Wien am 22 Nov. 1859, von W. Haidinger.--
From the Author,

Bibliotheque Universelle, nouv. periode, tom. vii., No. 25.--From the



Alison, Dr W. P., Biography of, 316
Alternation of Generation, 1
Ammonia, its Primary Use in Vegetable Nutrition, by Major John H. Hall, 334
Anæsthetic Agents, their Effect on Plants, 333
Arabic-speaking Population of the World, 139
Aral, Vegetation of Sea of, 163
Astrapaa Wallichiana, its Mucilage, 335
Aurora of 28th August and 20 September 1859, 90
Balfour, Professor J. H., on the Plant producing the Calabar Ordeal Bean, 332
Ballantyne's Christianity contrasted with Hindu Philosophy, Noticed, 103
Balloon experiment, 114
Birds, Growth of, 260

Specific Gravity of, 264
Bone Cave near Montrose, 308
Boring for Water, 311
Botanical Society of Edinburgh, Proceedings of, 141, 333
Bread Making, 125
Breaks for Railway Trains, by W. Fairbairn, 310
Brewster, Sir 1., on a New Species of Double Refraction, 113

on Nineveh Glass, 121
British Association, Proceedings of, 108, 290
Butterflies, British, Distribution of, by H. T. Stainton, 306
Caithness, Botany of, by Robert Brown, 335
Caledonians, Ethnology and Hieroglyphics of, 139
Californian Trees, Notes on, 205
Carduella Scotica, 308
Ceylon, Flora of, 338
Chinese Astronomy, 120
Chloride of Potassium Crystals on the Banana Stem, 335
Claudet, A., on the Focus of Object-Glasses, 114
Coal-Mines of Borneo, by James Motley, 166
Compass in Iron Ships, 110
Cone-in-Cone Structure, 132
Cretinism and Goitre in the Cordillera, 29
Darwin's Origin of Species, Noticed, 280
Davy, Dr John, on the Tadpole ; on the Albumen of the Newly-laid Egg; on

the Growth of Birds, and their specific gravity ; on the Stomach of Fishes,

Diamond, Graphite, and Charcoal Forms of Carbon, 323

Diaphragm for Double Achromatic Combinations, 115
Dinornis, Egg of, 164
Disguises of Nature, 66
Dynamical Theory of Gases, 122
Egg, Albumen of, 257
Electrical Frequency, 118
Electric Cable, 112
Electricity, Atmospheric, 108

transmitted through Water, 113
Elephant Remains at Ilford, 136
Ferns, Vegetative Axis of, by Dr Ogilvie, 310
Fish, Stomach of, in relation to Digestion, 266
Flints of Amiens, 130
Flora of Aberdeenshire, by Dr Dickie, 307

Ceylon, 338
Form and Colour in Plants and Animals, 66
Fuel, Use and Economy of, 45, 192
Galago, Supplementary Remarks on, 99
Gebel Haurân, and Eastern Desert of Syria, described Geographically and

Geologically, 173
Geikie, A., on the Chronology of the Trap-Rocks of Scotland, 132
Geology of Aberdeen and North-East of Scotland, 126
Glaciers, Vestiges Extinct. Part I., by Edward Hull, B.A., 31
Glass found at Nineveh, 121
Gneiss, Red Sandstone, and Quartzite, their Relation, 134
Goitre and Cretinism in the Cordillera, 29
Granite Quarries of Aberdeen, by A. Gibb, 311
Graptolithus, Remarks on, by James Hall, 167
Gymnotus electricus, 307
Hector's Exploration of British North America, 169
Heliometer, Improvement of, 120
Hogg, John, on Gebel Haurân and the Eastern Desert of Syria, 173
Hull on Extinct Glaciers, 31
Hybrids in Plants, 163
Japan, Botany of, by Professor Asa Gray, 159

Notes on, by Laurence Oliphant, 169
Jardine, Sir Wm., on the Progress of Zoology and Botany, 290
Jenkins, F., on Submarine Telegraphic Signalling, 111
Kirk, Dr, on the Country near Lake Shirwa in Africa, 151
Landscape in a specimen of Calcedony, 115
Lee, Principal, Biography of, 312
Lindsay, J. B., on Transmission of Electricity through Water, 113
Livingston, J. S., on the Anästhetic Effects of Chloroform, Ether, and

Amylene, on Sensitive Plants, 333
Livingstone's African Expedition, Noticed, 151
Lyell, Sir C., on the Progress of Geology, 129
Manuring Constituents of Crops, 125
Meteorological Register for 1859, kept at Arbroath by Alexander Brown, 343
Milk, Preservation of, 123
Milne, Alex. D., on Laws of Heat and Combustion, in Reference to the Use

and Economy of Fuel, 45, 192

Moigno, Abbé, on the Phonautograph, 113
Mont Blanc, Thermometric Stations on, 117
Moon's Motion, 115
Morphology of certain Organs of Plants, by Christopher Dresser, 155
Morrhua vulgaris, and M. punctata, 306
Muir, John, D.C.L., on the Progress of Sanskrit Literature, 242
Murray, Andrew, Notes on Californian Trees, Part II., 205

on the Disguises of Nature, 66
on the Genus Galago, 99

on the Progress of Botanical Science, 141
Nicol, Professor James, on the Geology of Aberdeen and North-East of Scot-

land, 126
Object-Glasses, Focus of, 114
Ogilvie, George, M.D., on the Genetic Cycle in Organic Nature, 1
Organic Nature, Genetic Cycle in, 1
Owen, Professor, on Fossil and Recent Reptilia, 294
Oxides and Salts, Symmetrical Arrangement of, 124
Peruvian Crania, 25
Peruvian Gleanings, 25
Peruvian, Oriental Origin of, 26
Pheasants of Britain, 309
Phonautograph described, 113
Photograph of Fluorescent Substances, 125
Physostigma venenosum, the Calabar Ordeal Bean Plant, 332,
Pinus insignis, 222

Jeffreyi, 224
Murrayana, 226

radiata, 222
Planetary Orbits, 122
Playfair, Dr Lyon, on a Symmetrical Arrangement of Oxides and Salts on a
common type, 124

on some Numerical Relations between the Specific Gravities of
the Diamond, Graphite, and Charcoal forms of Carbon, and its Atomic

Weight, 323
Polyps, their Structure, 164
Post-Pliocene Drift, by Rev. W. Symonds, 339
Refraction, Double, New Species of, 113
Reptilia, Fossil and Recept, 294
Reptilian Remains near Elgin, by Professor Huxley, 134
Reviews and Notices of Books, 103, 271
Rogers, Professor William B., on the Aurora of 28th August and 24 September

1859, 90
Roots in Drains, 335
Royal Society of Edinburgh, Proceedings of, 312
Rudolph's Botanical Geography, Noticed, 271
Sanskrit Literature, Progress of, 242
Sequoia sempervirens, 221
Silurians of Lesmahagow, by Mr Page, 133
Skull found at Jerusalem, 164
Societies, Proceedings of, 108, 290
Sounds under Water in Ceylon, 340


Smith, Archibald, M.D., Peruvian Gleanings, 25
Smyth, Professor C. Piazzi, Explanation of Carrington and Hodgson's recently

observed Solar Phenomenon, 330
Species of Plants, Distribution of, by Professor Asa Gray, 157
Stark, Dr, on the Incorrectness of the Present Mode of Estimating lean

Temperature, 228
Tadpole, 252
Telegraph, Submarine, 111
Temperature, Mode of Estimating, 228
Tertiary Fossils of India, by W. H. Baily, 135
Thomson, Wm., on Atmospheric Electricity, 108

-on Discharge of a Coiled Electric Cable, 112
Towson, John T., an the Compass in Iron Ships, 110
Trap-Rocks of Scotland, Chronology of, 132
Tropæolum majus, Physiological Peculiarity in, by Christopher Dresser, 337
Voelcker, Professor, on the Essential Manuring Constituents of Cultivated

Crops, 125
Volcanic Rocks in Italy, by Dr Daubeny, 133
Wellingtonia gigantea, 205
Willich's Popular Tables, Noticed, 107
Wilson, Dr Daniel, on a Fragmentary Skull found in an Ancient Quarry Cave
at Jerusalem, 164

Professor George, Biography of, 321
Winters in Britain, 122
Wren, Sir Christopher, Cypher of, 119
Zoophytes of Caithness, by C. W. Peach, 307



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