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Nature

A WEEKLY

ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL OF SCIENCE

VOLUME XLVII
NOVEMBER 1892 to APRIL 1893

To the solid ground
Of Vature trusts the mind which builds for aye.”—WORDSWORTH

London and New York

June 1, 1893

KICHARD CLAY AND Sons, LIMITED

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June 1, 1893

INDEX

ABASTOUSAN, a New Observatory at, 133

Aggressive Mimicry, the Alleged, of Volucella, William Bate-
Abbadie (M. d'), on the Variations in the Intensity of Terrestrial | son, 77
Gravitation, 384

Agriculture : the South Australian Rust in Wheat Conference,
Abbe (Prof. C.), Atmospheric Electricity, Earth-Currents and 86; the Plague of Field Voles in Scotland, 155; the Plague
Terrestrial Magnetism, 261

of Field Mice in Thessaly and Scotland, 396 ; Agriculture in
Abbott's (Dr. W. L.) Collections of African Mammals, F. W. the United States, Experiment Stations, A. Warrington,
True, 39

F.R.S., 157 ; Investigations in Soils, 157 ; Influence of
Abbott (W. J. L.), Walrus in the Thames Valley, 132

Manure on Development of Roots, M. Dehérain, 280 ; Journal
Abney (Captain W. de W., F.R.S.), Sensitiveness of the Eye of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 285; Field
to Light and Colour, 538

Experiments on the Fixation of Free Nitrogen, James Mason,
Abnormality in the Veins of the Rabbit, on an, Prof. W. N. 285 ; Yew Poisoning, E. P. Squarey, Charles Whitehead,
Parker, 270

W. Carruthers, F.R. S., and Dr. Munro, 285; Proposed In-
Absorption of our Atmosphere, Photographic, Prof. Schaeberle, vestigation of Chemical Composition of Soil in Cape Colony,
304

301 : a Text-book of Tropical Agriculture, H. A. Alford
Abyssinia, Proposed Expedition of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nicholls, 313; the Florida Phosphate Beds, T. N. Lupton,
Bent to, 115

325 ; the New York State Pecuniary Contribution to Agri.
Academy, French, Science Prizes, 232

culture, 349 ; Wood Ashes as a Medicine for Farm Animals,
Academy of Sciences, Turin Royal, the Bressa Prizes, 233

J. M. Stahl, 397 ; Prop sed Commemoration of the Jubilee
Acoustics, on Plane and Spherical Sound-Waves of Finite of Sir John Lawes' Rothamsted Experiments, 448; Orni.
Amplitude, Dr. C. V. Burton, 500

thology in Relation to Agriculture and Horticulture, John
Addenbrooke (Mr.), Diffusion of Light, 191

Watson, 533 ; Manual of Dairy Work, Prof. James Muir,
Aëronautics : Meteorological Balloon Ascent at Berlin, A. L. Walter Thorp. 555; Agricultural Chemistry ; the Food of

Rotch, 46; Dirigible Ballo in in Construction at Chalais. Plants, A, P. Laurie, 556
Meudon, 112; Exploration of the Higher Regions of the Aids to Experimental Science, Andrew Gray, 173
Atmosphere by Means of Free Balloons provided with Auto. | Aigran (M. A.), Action of Temperature upon the Rotatory
matic Recorders, Gustave Hermite, 119; the First Aërial Power of Liquids, 576
Voyage across the English Channel, R. de C. Ward, 143 ; Ainu, Yezo and the, Prof. J. Milne, F.R.S., 330; A. H.
the Longest Balloon Ascent on Record, Maurice Mallet, 182 Savage Landor, 330
Africa : Marine Shells of South Africa, G. B. Sowerby, 27; Air-pumps, Automatic Mercurial, Dr. August Raps, 369

the Ferns of South Africa, Thos. R. Sim, J. G. Baker, Aitken (John), on the Particles in Fogs and Clouds,
F.R.S., 291; Dromedaries in German South-West Africa, Akka Girls, Two, brought to Germany by Dr. Stuhlmann, 470
Captain von François, 38; New Harbour found in German Alabama, Great Meteor in, 86
South-West, 452;' Dr. W. L. Abbott's Collection of African Alcohol Solutions, Temperature of Maximum Density of, L, de
Mammals, F. W. True, 39 ; Mr. D. J. Rankin's Zambesi Coppet, 48
Journey, 64; Kettler's Afrikanische Nachrichten, 115; Alcyonaria Stolonifera, Revision of Genera of, Dr. Hickson,
Captain H. L. Gallwey's Travels in Benin Country, 134; 215
E. Wilkinson's Journey in Kalabari Desert, 134; M. Alexander (Peter), Treatise on Thermodynamics, 388
Alexandre Delcommune's Lomami Expedition, 209; the Algebra : Principles of the Algebra of Vectors, A. Macfarlane,
Uganda Commission, 210; Proposed Exploration of Africa 3; the Algebra of Co-planar Vectors and Trigonometry, R.
by Telegraph, Cecil Rhodes, 210; the Bonjo , a Cannibal Baldwin Hayward, F.R.S., 266; Quaternions and the
Tribe, M. Dybowski, 257; Territorial Nomenclature, 282; Algebra of Vectors, Prof. J. Willard Gibbs, 463; Algebra
the Stanley Falls District of the Congo, M. Page, 282; for Beginners, H. S. Hall and S. R. Knight, 28; The Theory
African Nomenclature, 304; Stoppage of M. Mizon's Ada of Substitutions and its Applications to Algebra, Dr. Eugen
mava Expedition, 304 ; Aston Chanler's Expedition to Lake / Netto, 338; a new Algebra, T. B. Sprague, 527
Rudolf, 327; the Soil of Sakalava Plain, Madagascar, Emile Alkali Metals, the Colours of the, G. S. Newth, 55 ; Wm. L.
Gautier, 327; the Frontier Delimitation between British Dudley, 175
South Africa Company's Territory and Portuguese Pos. | Allen (Eigar), Anatomy of Larva of Palamonetes varians, 237 ;
sessions, Major Leverson, 327 ; Death of R. H. Nelson, 353; on the Minute Structure of the Gills of Palæmonetes varians,
Dr. Baumann's Journeys in the Nile-Sources Region, 377; 261
the Orthography of African Place-Names, 400 ; Two Akka Allen (F. J.), Dust Photographs, 341
Girls brought to Germany by Dr. Stuhlmann, 470; the Allen (Grant), Science in Arcady, 173
Katanga Co npany's Expeditions, 474 ; French Exploration Alligators' Nest, the, S. Devenish, 587
towards Lake Chad, 519; Arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore | Alloys, on Iron, 58
Bent at Ardowa, 519; at Aksum, 547 ; the Partition of Africa, Alloys Research Committee, Second Report of the, Prof. W.
J. Scott Keltie, 580 ; Return of the Delcommune Expedi C. Roberts-Austen, F.R.S., 617
tion, 590

Almanac, the Nautical, for 1896, 326
Afterglow, the, Sereno E. Bishop, 102; Prof. Grenville A. J. Alpes Françaises, les, Albert Falsan, 76
Cole, 127

Alpine Flowers, on the Cause of Bright Colours of, Dr. J. Joly,
Afterglows and Bishop's Ring, the, T. W. Backhouse, 582

F.R.S., 431
Agassiz (Prof. A.), Observations in the West Indies, 608 Alpine Lakes, the Glacier Theory of, Dr. Alfred Russel
Age, the Earth's, Bernard Hobson, Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace, Wallace, 437
175, 226; Clarence King, 285

Alsace-Lorraine, Statistics of Wine-growing in, 614
Ages, Ancient Ice, J. Lomas, 227

Aluminium Slate Pencils, 131
Aggressive Mimicry, the Volucella as Examples of, Edward B. Amagat (E. H.): the Laws of Compressibility of Liquids, 48 ;
Poulton, F.R.S., 28

Laws of Dilatation of Gases under Constant Pressure, 96 ;

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