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OBJECTS and Rules of the Association
Places of Meeting and Officers from commencement
Presidents and Secretaries of the Sections of the Association from
Lectures to the Operative Classes
Table showing the Attendance and Receipts at previous Meetings.. xlii
Officers of Sectional Committees
Report of the Council to the General Committee
Report of the Kew Committee, 1870-71 ..
Recommendations of the General Committee for Additional Reports
General Statement of Sums paid on account of Grants for Scientific
Arrangement of the General Meetings
Address by the President, Sir William Thomson, Knt., LL.D., F.R.S. lxxxiv
REPORTS OF RESEARCHES IN SCIENCE.
Evans, F.R.S., EDWARD Vivian, George Busk, F.R.S., WILLIAM BOYD
Dawkins, F.R.S., WILLIAM AYSH FORD SANFORD, F.G.S., and WILLIAM
Fourth Report of the Committee for the purpose of investigating the rate
of Increase of Underground Temperature downwards in various Locali-
ties of Dry Land and under Water. Drawn up by Professor EVERETT,
at the request of the Committee, consisting of Sir William THOMSON,
F.R.S., Sir CHARLES LYELL, Bart., F.R.S., Professor J. CLERK MAXWELL,
F.R.S., Professor PHILLIPS, F.R.S., G. J. Symons, F.M.S., Dr. Balfour
STEWART, F.R.S., Professor RAMSAY, F.R.S., Professor A. GEIKIE,
F.R.S., JAMES GLAISHER, F.R.S., Rev. Dr. GRAHAM, E. W. BINNEY,
F.R.S., GEORGE MAW, F.G.S., W. PENGELLY, F.R.S., S.J.MACKIE, F.G.S.,
EDWARD Hull, F.R.S., and Professor EVERETT, D.C.L. (Secretary) 14
Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1870–71. By a Com-
mittee, consisting of JAMES GLAISHER, F.R.S.,
tory, Greenwich, ROBERT P. GreG, F.G.S., F.R.A.S., ALEXANDER S.
HERSCHEL, F.R.A.S., and CHARLES BROOKE, F.R.S., Secretary to the
Fifth Report of the Committee, consisting of HENRY WOODWARD, F.G.S.,
F.Z.S., Dr. Duncan, F.R.S., and R. ETHERIDGE, F.R.S., on the Struc-
ture and Classification of the Fossil Crustacea, drawn up by HENRY
Report of the Committee appointed at the Meeting of the British Asso-
ciation at Liverpool, 1870, consisting of Prof. Jevons, R. DUDLEY
Baxter, J. T. DANSON, JAMES HEYWOOD, F.R.S., Dr. W. B. Hodgsox,
and Prof. WALEY, with Edmund MACRORY as their Secretary, “ for the
purpose of urging upon Her Majesty's Government the expediency of
arranging and tabulating the results of the approaching Census in the
three several parts of the United Kingdom in such a manner as to
admit of ready and effective comparison
Report of the Committee appointed for the purpose of Superintending
the Publication of Abstracts of Chemical Papers. The Committee con-
sists of Prof. A. W. WILLIAMSON, F.R.S., Prof. H. E. Roscoe, F.R.S.,
Report of the Committee for discussing Observations of Lunar Objects
suspected of Change. The Committee consists of the Rev. T. W.
WEBB and EDWARD CROSSLEY, Secretary ..
Second Provisional Report on the Thermal Conductivity of Metals. By
Report on the Rainfall of the British Isles, by a Committee, consisting of
C. BROOKE, F.R.S. (Chairman), J. GLAISHER, F.R.S., Prof. PHILLIPS,
F.R.S., J. F. BATEMAN, C.E., F.R.S., R. W. MYLNE, C.E., F.R.S.,
T. HAWKSLEY, C.E., Prof. J. C. ADAMS, F.R.S., C. TOMLINSON, F.R.S.,
Prof. SYLVESTER, F.R.S., Dr. POLE, F.R.S., ROGERS FIELD, C.E., and
Third Report on the British Fossil Corals. By P. MARTIN Duncan,
F.R.S., F.G.S., Professor of Geology in King's College, London .... 116
Report on the Heat generated in the Blood during the process of Arteria-
lization. By Arthur GAMGEE, M.D., F.R.S.E., Lecturer on Physiology
in the Extra-Academical Medical School of Edinburgh..
Report of the Committee appointed to consider the subject of Physiolo-
Report on the Physiological Action of Organic Chemical Compounds. By
BENJAMIN WARD RICHARDSON, M.A., M.D., F.R.S.
Report of the Committee appointed to get cut and prepared Sections
of Mountain-Limestone Corals for the purpose of showing their Struo-
ture by means of Photography. The Committee consists of JAMES
THowson, F.G.S., and Prof. HARKNESS, F.R.S. ..
Second Report of the Committee appointed to consider and report on the
various Plans proposed for Legislating on the subject of Steam-Boiler
Explosions, with a view to their Prevention, the Committee consisting
of Sir WILLIAM FAIRBAIRN, Bart., C.E., LL.D., F.R.S., JOHN PENN,
C.E., F.R.S., FREDERICK J. BRAMWELL, C.E., Hugh Mason, SACTUEL
Rigby, Thomas ScHOFIELD, CHARLES F. BEYER, C.E., Thomas WEBSTER,
Q.C., and LAVINGTON E. FLETCHER, C.E.
Report of the Committee on the “ Treatment and Utilization of Sewage,"
consisting of RICHARD B. GRANTHAM, C.E., F.G.S. (Chairman), Pro-
fessor D.T. ANSTED, F.R.S., Professor W. H. CORFIELD, M.A., M.B., J.
BAILEY DENTON, C.E., F.G.S., Dr. W. H. GILBERT, F.R.S., John THORN.
HILL HARRISON, C.E., THOMAS HAWKSLEY, C.E., F.G.S., W. HOPE, V.C.,
Lieut.-Col. LEACII, R.E., Dr. W. ODLING, F.R.S., Dr. A. VOELCKER,
F.R.S., Professor A. W. WILLIAMSON, F.R.S., F.C.S., and Sir John
LUBBOCK, Bart., M.P., F.R.S. (Treasurer)
Letters from M. LAVOISIER to Dr. BLACK
Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. Antox Dours, Professor Rol-
LESTON, and Mr. P. L. SCLATER, appointed for the purpose of promoting
the Foundation of Zoological Stations in different parts of the World :
Preliminary Report on the Thermal Equivalents of the Oxides of Chlo-
rine. By James DEWAR, F.R.S.E.
Report on the practicability of establishing " A Close Time" for the pro-
tection of indigenous Animals. By a Committee, consisting of Prof.
NEWTON, M.A., F.R.S., Rev. H. B. TRISTRAM, F.R.S., J. E. HARTING,
F.L.S., F.Z.S., Rev. H. BARNES, and H. E. DRESSER (Reporter) .... 197
Report of the Committee on Earthquakes in Scotland. The Committee
consists of Dr. BRYCE, F.G.S., Sir W. Thomsen, F.R.S., D. MILNE-
Home, F.R.S.E., P. MACFARLANE, and J. BROUGH
Report on the best means of providing for a uniformity of Weights and
Measures, with reference to the Interests of Science. By a Committee,
consisting of Sir Joux BOWRING, F.R.S., The Right Hon. Sir C. B. AD-
DERLEY, M.P., SAMUEL Browx, F.S.S., Dr. Farr, F.R.S., Frank P.
FELLOWES, Professor FRANKLAND, F.R.S., Professor HENNESSY, F.R.S.,
JAMES HEYWOOD, F.R.S., Sir ROBERT KANE, F.R.S., Professor LEONE
LEVI, F.S.A., F.S.S., C. W. SIEMENS, F.R.S., Colonel SYKES, F.R.S.,
M.P., Professor A. W. WILLIAMSON, F.R.S., JAMES YATES, F.R.S., Dr.
GEORGE GLOVER, Sir JosEPH WHITWORTH, Bart., F.R.S., J. R. NAPIER,
H. DIRCKS, J. V. N. BAZALGETTE, W. SMITI, Sir W. FAIRBAIRN, Bart.,
F.R.S., and John ROBINSON :- Professor LEONE LEVI, Secretary 198
Report of the Committee appointed for the purpose of promoting the
extension, improvement, and harmonic analysis of Tidal Observations.
Consisting of Sir WILLIAM THOMSON, LL.D., F.R.S., Prof. J. C. ADAMS,
F.R.S., J. OLDHAM, WILLIAM PARKES, M. Inst. C.E., Prof. RANKINE,
LL.D., F.R.S., and Admiral RICHARDS, R.N., F.R.S...
Address by Professor P. G. TAIT, M.A., F.R.S.E, President of the Section .. 1
Mr. ROBERT STAWELL BALL's exhibition and description of a Model of a
Conoidal Cubic Surface called the “Cylindroid,” which is presented in the
Theory of the Geometrical Freedom of a Rigid Body
Professor CAYLEY on the Number of Covariants of a Binary Quantic
Mr. W. K. CLIFFORD on a Canonical Form of Spherical Ilarmonics
Mr. J. W. L. GLAISHER on certain Definite Integrals ....
on Lambert's Proof of the Irrationality of
the Irrationality of certain other Quantities
Mr. C. W. MERRIFIELD on certain Families of Surfaces
Mr. F. W. NEWMAN on Doubly Diametral Quartan Curves
Professor PURSER's Remarks on Napier's original Method of Logarithms.... 23
Mr. W. H. L. RUSSELL on Linear Differential Equations...
Mr. J. J. SYLVESTER on the Theory of a Point in Partitions .....
Sir W. THOMSON on the General Canonical Form of a Spherical Harmonic of