The Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Volume 1

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Contents

On the Absorption of Oxygen at High Temperatures by Silver GayLussac
16
Protraction of Vegetable Life in a dry State
17
Market State of Hyosciamus
18
Purple Precipitate of Silver Gold c
19
Snow of the Winters 18291830
20
Electricity of the Winds
21
Irised Aurora Borealis
22
Influence of the Age of Parents on the Sex of Children
23
Precautions in the Planting of Potatoes
24
Preservation of frozen Potatoes
25
Cure of Wounds in Elm Trees
26
Preservation of Fruit Trees from Hares
27
Waterspout on the Lake of Neufchatel
28
Description and Application of a Torsion Galvanometer By Wil
29
Village lighted by Natural
30
Singular Natural Sound
31
Practical and Philosophical Observations on Natural Waters
38
General Remarks on the Weather in Madagascar and chiefly at
47
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On the Élucidation of some Portions of the Fabulous History
57
On the Limits of Vaporisation By M FARADAY F R S Director
70
On the Effects of Electricity upon Minerals which are phospho
77
On the Development of the several Organic Systems of Vegetables
83
Contributions to the Physiology of Vision No I
101
Description of the Horns of the Prussian Elk Difference between
118
ANALYSIS OF New Books
142
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Anatomical Investigation of the Structure of the Eyes in Insects
152
On the Power of Horses B Bevan Esq
159
Size for Illuminators Artists c
165
CHEMICAL SCIENCE 376
166
On Pyrophosphoric Acid and the Pyrophosphates
167
stances A A Hayes
169
Bromide of Carboni ib 7 Preparation of Phosphuret of Lime Dr Coxe 8 Iodide of Potassium a good Test for Arseniccurious Compound pro duced
173
Ammonia in Native Oxide of Iron Boussingault
174
Atomic Weight of Titanium Rose
175
On the Crystallization of Gold Professor Henslow of Cambridge
176
Salicineits power as a Febrifuge Leroux
177
Preparation and Composition of Malic Acid
178
Ulmin or Ulmic Acid and Azulmic Acid
179
On Caseum and Milk Braconnot
181
Manufacture of Charcoal
184
NATURAL HISTORY
185
Use of Nitrogen in RespirationCyanogen in the Blood 4 Action of the Pile on Living Animal Substances
186
On the Disorders arising from the longcontinued Use of Iodine Dr Jahn
187
Chlorine an Antidote to Hydrocyanic Acid i
188
On the Cure of Animal Poisons and probably Hydrophobia by the local Application of Common Salt Rev J Fischer
189
On Restoration from Drowning by Insufflation of the Lungs
190
Surgical Recovery of an Eye
191
On the Means of improving both the Quality and Quantity of Wool M Petri
192
New Species of British Snake 13 On the Existence of Animalcula in Snow Dr Mure
193
Antipathy of the Chameleon to Black 15 Phosphorescence of the Sea in the Gulf of St Lawrence
194
Rending of Timber by Lightning
195
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On a peculiar class of Optical Deceptions By M FARADAY F R S
205
Description of a Mode of erecting light Vaults over Churches
224
Account of a New Comet observed by M DABADIE
241
On the ElectroChemical Decomposition of the VegetoAlkaline
250
Observations on Mr Rennies Paper on the peculiar Habits
261
Further Experiments on the Communication of Phosphorescence
267
On the Darkness between the Primary and Secondary Rainbows
281
On the Mode of Ascertaining the Commercial Value of Ores
293
A Mode of Regulating the Supply of Water between Intersecting
307
On the First Invention of Telescopes collected from the Notes
319
Proceedings of the Royal Institution
333
Life of Sir Humphry Davy Bart LL D late President of the Royal
347
Plantę Asiaticę Rariores or Descriptions and Figures of a select
360
FOREIGN AND MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE
368
Force of Terrestrial Magnetism
374
Decomposition of Water by atmospheric Electricty 2 Decomposition by ordinary Electricity
376
On the Decomposition of Metallic Salts by the Voltaic Pile and on the state of Chlorides Iodides c in solution
377
17 On the Reaction of Persalts of Iron and Neutral Carbonates 18 On the Relative Action of diluted Sulphuric Acid and Zinc M A de la Rive
388
Crystallization of Bismuth 20 On discoloured Chloride of Silver M Cavalier
393
Composition of Fulminating Gold 22 Whewells written Nomenclature for Chemical Compo
394
ParaTartaric Acid and Paracompounds 24 Preparation of Piperin by Mr Clemson
395
On Salicene by MM Pelouze and Jules Gay Lussac 26 Preparation of Salicene
397
Change of Colour in the Wood of certain Trets 30 Preservation of Blood
398
Presence of Manganese in the Blood Professor Wurzer of Marburg 32 On two Ores of Tellurium from the Altai Mountains M Rose
399
Berzelius Method of preparing Urea
401
On Distillation of Nitric Acid by E Mitscherlich
402
On a peculiar Property of Alloys F Rudberg
404
On the Combination of Chloride of Gold with the Chloride of Potassium and Sodium Berzelius
409
On Magnesium Justus Liebig
411
NATURAL HISTORY 1 Formation of Hail
415
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Georgia Meteor and Aėrolite ibid 3 On the Thermal Waters of Chaudes Aigues in the Department du Cantal M Chevalier
417
Humboldts Account of the Gold and Platina District of Russia
418
ibid
419
Smut in Corn
420
Structure of Leaves
421
Crystals of Oxalate of Lime in Plants
422
On Circulation in Vegetables
424
Seat of the Sense of Taste
425
Remarkable Case of the Reunion of a divided Part ibid 15 Singular Effect of Opium
426
To restore the Elasticity of a damaged Feather
427
Ornithology ibid 20 Ichthyology
429
Description of some Atmospheric Phenomena Prof Strehlke of Danzig
432
On the Produce of Gold and Silver in the Russian Empire Alex von Humboldt
434
On the Change which the Air in Eggs undergoes during Incubation Professor Dulk of Königsberg
435
On the Employment of Notation in Chemistry By the Rev
437
On the Plant intended by the Shamrock of Ireland By I
453
An Account of a Remarkable Instance of Anomalous Structure
476
On the First Invention of Telescopes c By Dr G MOLL
483
On the Contrivances of some Animals to secure Warmth
496
On the Aurora Borealis of the 7th of January 1831 By Dr Moll
519
On the Height above the Surface of the Earth of a Luminous Arch
525
On Elaterium and a New Principle obtained from it by Analysis
532
On the RippleMarks and Tracks of certain Animals in the Forest
538
Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain
547
Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences in Paris
558
ANALYSIS OF Books AND SELECTIONS FROM THE TRANSACTIONS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES Life of Sir Humphry Davy Bart LL D
571
Acta Academię Cęs Leop Carol Naturę Curiosę Bonnę
585
Memoirs of the Institute of France
595
FOREIGN AND MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE 1 MECHANICAL SCIENCE 1 Stiffness and Strength of Timber
599
On the Discharge of a Jet of Water under Water R W Fox Esq ibid 5 Optical Deception upon the Liverpool and Manchester Rail Road
600
A Barometer of a new Construction Proposed by M Kupffer
601
Occultation ibid 8 Pendulum Observations
602
Dip of the Magnetic Needle at St Petersburgh
604
Variation of the Needle
607
New Dipping Needle
608
Powerful ElectroMagnets
609
On the Intensity of the Earths Magnetism Kupffer
610
CHEMICAL SCIENCE 1 Matteuci on the Origin of the Action of the Voltaic Pile
612
Conducting Powers of Liquified Gases K T Kemp
613
On the Preparation of lodic Acid Serullas
614
On the Precipitation of the VegetoAlkalies by lodic Acid Serullas
615
On the Action of Bromic and Chloric Acids on Alcohol Serullas ibid 7 On Perchloric Acid and its Facil Formation Serullas
616
On the Spontaneous Inflammation of Pulverized Charcoal Aubert
617
III NATURAL HISTORY
637
Structure of the Radish Root 6 Russet in Apples ibid
638
Medicinal Use and Effect of the Ava Root
639
Mexican Domestic Bees Melipona Beechei
640
Mean Meteorological Results
641
Climate of England
642
On the Earthquake at Odessa on the 26th of November 1829
643
Geography of Siberia
644
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