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THE

MAGAZINE

OF

129

POPULAR SCIENCE,

AND

JOURNAL OF THE USEFUL ARTS.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

LONDON:

JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

MDCCC.XXXVI.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX TILDEN FOUNDATION

CONTENTS.

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

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A Popular Course of Geology.

I. Introduction

II. Practical Application of Geology

III. The Discoveries of Geology not opposed to Sacred History

IV. Materials of which Rocks are composed

The Salt Mountains of Ischil

Account of the Unrolling of an Egyptian Mummy, with Incidental Notices of

the Manners, Customs, and Religion of the Ancient Egyptians. By

J. T. Pettigrew, F.R.S., F.S.A., &c.

A Popular Course of Chemistry.

IV. Chemical Affinity

V. Gases

VI. Gases.-Chlorine

VII. Gases.-Hydrogen

Description of a Rational Lunarium

The Progress and State of Science in Belgium

Report on the Progress and actual State of Geology, and the Sciences connected

with it, in Belgium

Botanical Rambles in the Vicinity of Dovor. No. II.

No. III.

On the Study of Mathematics

A Popular Course of Astronomy.

IV.

V.

VI. Day and Night.—The Seasons
VII. Solar Time.-Sidereal Time
VIII. The Divisions of Time.- True Time.-Mean Time

IX. The Elliptical Form of the Earth's Orbit.—Kepler's Laws

Prevention of Explosion in Steam-Boilers. Analysis and Cursory Examination

of a Report made in consequence of an Inquiry into the Causes and

Means of Prevention of the Explosion of Steam-Boilers; recently trans-

mitted to the Government of the United States, by the Franklin Insti-

tute of Pennsylvania

On Evaporation, Vaporisation, and Condensation

The British Association for the Advancement of Science: Report of the Sixth

Meeting

The Bristol Meeting

Experiments on the Strength of Iron Beams

Instantaneous Lights

On the Signs of Multiplication, Division, &c.

On the Use of Terms from the Greek and Latin Languages in Scientific

Nomenclature.

On the Rough Diagrams representative of Spherical Figures

Discourse on some Advances which the Mathematical Sciences have made in

France since 1830. By the Baron Charles Dupin

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The Great Earthquake in Chili, in 1835. By Alexander Caldeleugh, Esq.,

F.R.S., &c. (From the Philosophical Transactions)

Volcanic Eruption in the Bay of Fonseca, on the Western Coast of Central

America. By the Same. (From the Same.)

The Mathematical Miscellany. No. I. Conducted by Professor Gill, Flushing

Institute, Long Island, New York

Remarks on Crystallization. By Mr. Thomas Griffiths

An Elementary Course of Descriptive Geometry.

I. Historical Notice

II. Fundamental Principles and Definitions, Modes of Representa-

tion and Notation

Dr. Buckland's Bridgewater Treatise. Geology and Mineralogy considered

with reference to Natural Theology. By William Buckland, D.D., &c.

The Philosophy of the Hour-Glass

Recent Information on the Prevention and Detection of Secret and Accidental

Poisoning; particularly with Arsenic

Questions for Solution relating to Meteorology, Hydrography, and the Art of

Navigation. By M. Arago. (Continued from Vol. I.)

Thermal Springs

Mean Height of the Barometer

On the Influence of different Winds on the Heights of the Barometer

On the Diurnal Variations of the Barometer

Observations on Rain

Rain in a perfectly Clear Sky

Magnetism: Diurnal Variations of the Declination .

Inclination

Observations on Intensity

Luminous Meteors: on Lightning

Falling Stars

The Zodiacal Light

Aurora Borealis

The Rainbow

Halos

Winds: Trade Winds

Phenomena of the Sea.
On the Means of Drawing up Sea-water from great Depths, and of

ascertaining in what proportion the two principal constituents

of Atmospheric Air are contained in it
Marine Currents.

On the Cause of Currents

Sea of Weeds

Scientific Almanacs.

The Nautical Almanac; Connaissance des Tems; Astronomisches Jahr-

buch (Berlin); Annuaire du Bureau des Longitudes; British An-

nual, &c., for 1837

Report of Magnetical Experiments on board an Iron Steam Vessel. By Ed-

ward J. Johnson, Esq., Commander R.N., F.R.S.

Geology and the Holy Scriptures

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ANALYSIS OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS.

209

MISCELLANEA.

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New Mail Coaches; their Cost, Per- Great Variation of Temperature borne

formance, &c.

72, by the Human Body

242

British Association,-Sixth Mecting 72 New Link between the Great Divisions

German Association, 1836

73 of Organized Beings

213

Prostitution of the Medallic Art 73 Vapours of Saline Solutions and of

Stereotype Plates of Iron

73 Water, same in Temperature 243

Improvements in Steam Carriages on New Term in Physics

244

Common Roads

73 Comparison of distant simultaneous

To prevent Ink becoming Mouldy 74

Vibrations of the Magnetic Needle 244

Patent-Law Improvement

74 Phosphorescence of Decayed Wood 245

British Letters-Patent Amendment

On Veratria

245

Bill.- Abstract

74 Migration of North American Birds.

United States Letters-Patent Bill.

By the Rev. J. Bachiman

246

Abstract

76 Singular Employment of the Human

Total Amount, and Annual Average of Race

246

Patents in the United States 77 Organic Origin of Tripoli Stone 247

High Electrical State of the Atmosphere 78 Hypothesis respecting Aurora Borealis 247

Railroad Acts, present Session 78 Convenient Numerical Expression of

Railroad from Cairo to Suez.

the Welfare of a Nation

248

Patent-Law Grievance. No. V. 78 Visible Sparks from the Torpedo 250

Patent-Law Improvement Bill 166 Fluorine

250

Practical Suggestions for a Reform of Railroad Acts to end of recent Session 251

the Patent Laws

166 United States New Patents Act 251

Physician not necessarily an M.D. 168 Patent-Law Grievance. NO. VII. 253

Valuable Donation, by a Lady, to a French Account of the Statistics of the

Scientific Institution

169 Book Trade in Germany and England 320

Temperature of London in 1835 169 New Surveying Instruments

320

New Fact in Electricity

169 Mode of ascertaining the Proportion of

Berlin University

169 Carbon in Cast Iron

321

Death of M. Ampère.-Election of M. Temperature of Space

321

Savart

169 Amber

321

Bronze Original of the Warwick Vase 169 Polarization of Heat

321

Statistical Association of Normandy 169 New Botanical Society

321

Improved Composition for Crayons and Consumption of Oxygen by burning

Pencil Points

169 Wood

321

Gratuitous Instruction for the formation New Map of Central Asia

322

of Practical Naturalists

170 Correct Notion of Steam-Engine Horse

Taxidermy

172 Power

322

Stationary Temperature of Alcohol on

Combe.—Application of the Term 322

heated Metals

172 Bottles, &c., sunk in the Sea

322

Tabular View of the Manner, Cause, Suggested Sessional Journal of the

and Effect of the Destruction of

British Association

323

Steam-Boilers. By M. Galy Cazalat 173 Investigations, &c., recommended by

Railroad Mania in Germany

174 the British Association

324

Bored Wells

174 Philanthropic Deposit

325

Gas from Peat.

174 Return of Rain-water to the Sea 326

Lunar Influence on the Weather 174 Immutability of the Nature of Light 326

Patent-Law Grievance. No. VI. 175 Valuable Acid for Engravers

326

English Industry in Scientific Research 242 Error in the Length of the French

New Method of Cultivating the Cerealia 242 Metre

326

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