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Evans, F.R.S., Edward Vivian, George Busk, F.R.S., William Boyd

Dawkins, F.R.S., William Ayshford Sauford, F.G.S., and William

Pengelly, F.R.S. (Reporter) 1

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., of the Royal Observa-

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

Meteorological Society 2G

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

Woodward, F.G.S., F.Z.S 53

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. Hodgson,

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" 57

Report of the Committee appointed for the purpose of Superintending

the Publication of Abstracts of Chemical Papers. The Committeo con-

sists of Prof. A. W. Williamson, F.R.S., Prof. H. E. Roscoe, F.R.S.,

Prof. E. Frankland, F.R.S 69

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 60

Second Provisional Report on the Thermal Conductivity of Metals. By

Prof. Tait 07

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, (EE., 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

G. J. Symons, Secretary 98

Third Report on the British Fossil Corals. By P. Martin Duncan,

F.R.S., F.G.8., 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-Aoademical Medical School of Edinburgh 137

Report of the Committee appointed to consider tho subject of Physiolo-

gical Experimentation 144

Report on the Physiological Action of Organic Chemical Compounds. By

Benjamin Ward Richardson, M.A., M.D., F.R.S 145

Report of the Committee appointed to get cut and prepared Sections

of Mountain-Limestone Corals for the purpose of showing their Struc-

ture by means of Photography. The Committee consists of James

Thomson, F.G.S., and Prof. Harkness, F.R.S 1G5

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, Samuel

Rigby, Thomas Schofield, Charles F. Beyer, C.E., Thomas Webster,

Q.C., and Lavington E. Fletcher, C.E 166

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. Leach, 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) 166

Letters from M. Lavoisier to Dr. Black 189

Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. Anton Dohrn, Professor Rol-

Leston, and Mr. P. L. Sclater, appointed for the purpose of promoting

the Foundation of Zoological Stations in dinerest parts of tho World:

—Reporter, Dr. Dohrn 192

Preliminary Report on tho Thermal Equivalents of the Oxides of Chlo-

rine. By James Dewar, F.R.S.E 193

lleport 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

lleport of the Committee on Earthquakes in Scotland. The Committee

consists of Dr. Bryce, F.G.S., Sir W. Thomson, F.R.S., D. Milne-

Home, F.R.S.E., P. Macfarlane, and J. Brough 197

lleport 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 John Bowring, F.R.S., The Right Hon. Sir C. B. Ad-

Derley, M.P., Samuel Brown, 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 Rodert Ease, F.R.S., Professor Leone

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