The American Journal of Science and Arts

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S. Converse, 1832
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On belts of evergreens as skreens for the garden the orch ard vineyard c
Spontaneous combustion
Preparation of chloric ether
Diluvial scratches on rocks
Mineralogy and Geology of Nova Scotia
A Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and Canada
Statistics of iron in the United States
Cabinet of minerals c
Historical and Philosophical Society of OhioCorrec tions in Hasslers Logarithmic Tables
Notice of the tropical plant GuacoMagnetism
List of officers of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for the year 1832Amos Doolittle the ear liest American Engraver
Injury sustained by Dr Hare from an accidental explosion of fulminating silver
Abstract of a Meteorological Journal for 1831 kept at New Bedford
21 22 23 24 25 Dr Hares new process for obtaining silicon and boronGreenstone dykeVol IX of the Encyclopæ dia AmericanaWbirlwind stormsA re...
Chlorochromic acidEffect of elasticity
East Indian ferns
CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY 1 On the grease of wines
ObesityPremiums for chemical and medical discoveries
Process for hastening acetic fermentation and for preparing on a large scale and in an economical manner strong vine gar in forty eight hours
Nutritious quality of gelatine
On the Water Courses and the Alluvial and Rock Forma
Memoir of the Life of Thomas Young M D F R S c
An Essay on the Chemical Nomenclature of Prof BER
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