The American Journal of Science and Arts

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S. Converse, 1871

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Observations on the Variation of the Magnetic
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On Siredon Metamorphoses etc by E D COPE
89
Insects inhabiting Salt Water by A S PACKARD Jr
110
Note on transversely striated muscular fiber among
123
Geology and Natural History 1 Reply to Mr Dalls criticism on the Brachiopods
149
On the Discovery of actual Glaciers on
157
Contributions from the Laboratory of the Lawrence
168
On the Porcelain rock of China by Baron
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Part II by T STERRY
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On the System of the Batrachia Anura of the British
198
On Foraminifera from the Gulf and River St Law
204
Brief Contributions to Zoölogy from the Museum
211
Geology and Natural History Geological Survey of Ohio 215 Report on
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Astromomy Solar Eclipse of Dec 22 Mediterranean Eclipse 1870 J NORMAN
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Notice of the discovery of a Cave in East Page
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Contributions to Physics from the Lawrence Sci
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On Sporecases in Coal by J W Dawson
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On a method of fixing photographing and
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On the Determination of the Alkalies in Silicates
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On the Great Sunspot of June 1843 by DANIEL
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On the Solar Protuberances by L RESPIGHI
283
Amazonian Drift by CH F HARTT
294
On the Solar Corona by C A YOUNG
311
platycephalus by JAMES D DANA
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Contributions to Chemistry from the Laboratory
329
On certain Glacial and PostGlacial phenomena of
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Memorandum on the Amphipleura pellucida by J
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On the Geology of the Delta and the Mudlumps
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On the existence of the socalled compound Ammo
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Geology and Natural History On the Mineralogy of Eozoon Canadense R Hoff
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Wiscellaneous Scientific Intelligence Anthracite Coal Trade of Pennsylvania P
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Page ART LVI On Jupiter and its Satelites by M MITCHELL
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On the composition of Permanent Illuminating
408
Contributions to Chemistry from the Laboratory of
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On the Geology of the Delta and the Müdlumps
425
Observations on the Structure and habitat of
435
Contributions to Chemistry from the Laboratory of
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Note on the Spectrum of the Corona by C A Young 53
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Astronomy A remarkable Meteor R H THURSTON 63
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Miscellaneous Scientific Intelligence On the influence of a covering of Snow
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APPENDIX Letter of B A Gould 77 Expedition of Prof Jarsh 80
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On the Testimony of the Spectroscope to
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Memoranda concerning the introduction of
168
The Daily Motion of a Brick Tower caused by Solar
177
On the destructive Distillation of Light Petroleum
184
Observations on the Color of Fluorescent Solu
198
Astronomy Scintillation of the Stars L RESPIGHI 222 On the recent Solar
227
On the Connecticut River valley Glacier
233
associates on Lake Superior by RAPHAEL PUMPELLY 243
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Sunlight by J J WOODWARD 258
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Barometrical Measurements in Ecuador by
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On some new Silurian Crinoids and Shells
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Geology and Natural History California Geological Survey 300 Geological Sur
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Miscellaneous Scientific Intelligence Recent Auroral displays in the United States
310
Miscellaneous Scientific Intelligence Twentieth Meeting of the American Associa
311
On the position and height of the elevated Plateau
324
Variations in the Temperature of the Human Body
330
The precise Geographical position of the large
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by
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Observations on the color of Fluorescent solu
355
SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE
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Geology and Natural History Note on an Apparent Violation of the Law
375
On the Geological History of the Gulf of Mex Page
391
On the Astronomical Proof of a Resisting Medium
404
On a new Micrometic Goniometer eyepiece for the
408
LECONTE 417
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fusorian by H JAMESCLARK With a Plate 426
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The American Spongilla a craspedote flagellate
436
Notice of the Invertebrata dredged in Lake Superior
448
On Kilauea and Mauna Loa by Titus Coan 454
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Astronomy Notes on the Spectrum of the Aurora Geo F BARKER 465
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Popular names of British Plants PRIOR
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Стр. 268 - But overpoweringly strong proofs of intelligent and benevolent design lie all round us; and if ever perplexities, whether metaphysical or scientific, turn us away from them for a time, they come back upon us with irresistible force, showing to us through nature the influence of a free-will, and teaching us that all living beings depend on one everacting Creator and Ruler.
Стр. 267 - Hence, and because we all confidently believe that there are at present, and have been from time immemorial, many worlds of life besides our own, we must regard it as probable in the highest degree that there are countless seedbearing meteoric stones moving about through space. If, at the present instant, no life existed upon this earth, one such stone falling upon it might, by what we blindly call natural causes, lead to its becoming covered with vegetation.
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