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Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 472, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 1
Category: Botany   Ecology   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Age of Trees. [Ring counting only effective in cold countries]
Person: LINNAEUS   

Issue: 031, 28/05/28 p. 488, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animal Mechanics. (Entomology), Para 2
Category: Ornithology   Entomology   Ecology   
Topic: The Swallow Louse. [Anecdote of washing a swallow infested by Craterina Hirundinis]
Person: REDI   HEROD   LINNAEUS   

Issue: 033, 11/06/28 p. 521, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 8
Category: Biology   Ecology   
Topic: Influence of Climate
Person: PLATO   
Source: Plato: Republic, lib. iv   

Issue: 049, 01/10/28 p. 780, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 2
Category: Zoology   Ecology   
Topic: Animalculae of the Arctic Seas. [Food chains in the Greenland sea]
Person: SCORESBY   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Biology   Climate   Ecology   
Topic: Influence of Climate. [The nature of man seems defective, according to Von Buch, where bushes will not grow]
Person: VON BUCH, M.   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Meteorology), Para 8
Category: Meteorology   Climate   Health   Ecology   
Topic: Sea Air. [Animals thrive in it and vegetables decline; in an atmosphere well suited to vegetables, animals do not thrive]

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   Ecology   
Topic: Dwarf Plants on Mountains. [Dobereiner believes that the smallness of plants on mountains is more to do with the thin air than the cold temperature]
Person: DOBEREINER, M.   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Geography), Para 3
Category: Zoology   Zoogeography   Ecology   
Topic: Spanish Sheep. [Question posed by Southey: Why are Spanish sheep mainly black? Is it related to climate or locality?]
Source: Southey: Letters from Spain   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 13
Category: Zoology   Ecology   Chiroptera   Entomology   
Topic: Bats in Winter. [Temperature at which gnats and their predators, bats, become active in winter. The Athenaeum finds information in a work by Aikin questionable]
Source: Aikin: Natural History of the Year   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Meteorology), Para 10
Category: Meteorology   Ecology   Literature   
Topic: Supposed Changes of Climate. [Since the vine cannot be cultivated at a temperature above seventy degrees fahrenheit, it may be inferred from ancient references to vines, that the climate of Palestine has not changed]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 2
Category: Botany   Horticulture   Ecology   
Topic: Effects of Snow and Rain on Vegetation. [Snow protects from the cold and rain is fertilizing]
Person: HASSENFRATZ, M.   
Source: Journal d`Ecole Polytechnique, Cahier 4   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Zoology   Elephants   Entomology   Ecology   
Topic: Contrivance of the Elephant and Rhinoceros. [The elephant and rhinoceros roll themselves in mud to obtain a protective coating against insects. Is the wallowing of the pig for a similar purpose?]
Person: CLAIRVILLE   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 5
Category: Entomology   Ecology   
Topic: Utility of Insects. [Insects of the orders Diptera and Coleoptera particularly, clean up dead carcases and the surrounding air]

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 15, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Topographical, Para 5
Category: Geography   Greece   Ecology   Deforestation   
Topic: Locality of Troy. [It is impossible to find the River Scamander, which was near ancient Troy, because the forests of Mount Ida are gone and with them, the springs and streams]
Person: ROZIER, Abbe   

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 31
Heading: The Glacier of Boisson
Category: Mountains   Alps   Climate   Ecology   Religion   Literature   
Topic: [A description of a glacier increasing and a philosophical meditation in a grand rhetorical voice on natural history, the creator and mankind`s place in such an austere landscape]
Person: SAUSSURE   BUFFON   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 9
Category: Icthyology   Ecology   
Topic: Fish Spawn transported by Beetles. [A large beetle, perhaps called Hydrophilus picea, eats fish spawn and probably deposits it in ponds and lakes some distance from where it was laid]

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 11
Category: Zoology   Chiroptera   Bats   Animal Habits   Ecology   
Topic: Bats in January. [In order to survive, common bats must have a more varied diet than the moths they feed on later in the year. A captive bat accepted every sort of insect that was fed to it]
Source: Companion to the Almanac   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-animated Nature. (Vegetable Geography), Para 2
Category: Botany   Trees   Ecology   Climate   
Topic: Plants of the Polar and Temperate Regions

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Meteorology), Para 7
Category: Climate   Ecology   Religion   Literature   
Topic: Supposed Change of Climate. [Schouw of Copenhagen has argued against the theory of a large-scale change of climate, affecting certain parts of the earth in the distant past. He cites references from the bible and classical literature to prove that the date palm grew the same in Palestine then as it does now]
Person: SCHOUW, Prof.   PLINY   TACITUS   JOSEPHUS   STRABO   SICULUS, Diodorus   THEOPHRASTUS   
Source: Oken`s Isis   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Geography), Para 3
Category: Geography   Arctic   Ecology   Cetacea   
Topic: North-West Passage proved by Whales. [Whales have given the best evidence for the existence of a sea passage round the pole. Whales harpooned (with identifiable weapons) in Greenland seas have been found in the Pacific]
Person: COOL, Jacob   VISCHER, Peter Jansz   BASTIAANZ, William (Admiral of the Dutch Greeland fleet)   
Source: Beschryving der Walvisvangst, vol. ii, p. 38   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits   Ecology   
Topic: Remarkable Migrations of Birds. [By following cultivation, birds come to inhabit new regions]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Geography), Para 2
Category: Biology   Evolution   Ecology   Trees   
Topic: Forests. [The tropical forests are essential for the continuation of at least half the plants and almost all the animals of those regions. The destruction of forest in colder climates would not threaten the survival of any animal except the squirrel]

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 2
Category: Botany   Ecology   Philosophy   Christian Religion   
Topic: Mosses. [Their useful functions: to protect the roots of other plants in winter, to grow where nothing else can without impoverishing the soil, to convert watery habitats into "firm land" while purifying the water. To study them is to attend to "the infinitely little", one of two extremes between which Pascal says mankind is placed. The other is "the infinitely great" ]
Person: PASCAL   

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 174, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Ethics), Para 3
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ecology   
Topic: Instincts of the Missel Thrush. [Its instinct for safety makes the otherwise shy mistle thrush build its nest near people]

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 174-175, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Sauriology), Para 7
Category: Zoology   Amphibia   Newts   Ecology   
Topic: The Water Newt. [How it preys on all other inhabitants of a pond]

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 175, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 10
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ecology   Folklore   
Topic: The Hedge-Hog. [Myths about hedgehogs, snakes, worms and toads, and the wrongful persecution of these animals]
Person: BOYLE   

Issue: 076, 08/04/29 p. 223, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Economics), Para 3
Category: Zoology   Ecology   Domestic Animals   Animal Husbandry   
Topic: Domestication. [Apes and monkeys are not suitable for domestication; dogs and seals are. Domestication is made possible by the herd instinct of animals]
Person: CUVIER   

Issue: 079, 29/04/29 p. 271, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   Ecology   
Topic: Love of Flowers. [The meaning of flowers and seasons, to express feeling]

Issue: 081, 13/05/29 p. 297
Heading: Arachne -- A Meditation
Category: Entomology   Ecology   Natural History   
Topic: [Anonymous eulogistic tract, marvelling at spiders and finally suggesting the ascendancy of insects over mankind]
Person: ARISTOTLE   BENTHAM   RALEIGH   WORDSWORTH   MAHOMET   LUTHER   SOCRATES   TIMUR   ARCHIMEDES   

Issue: 087, 24/06/29 p. 394
Heading: Hampstead Heath
Category: Agriculture   Ecology   Enclosure   Town And Country Planning   
Topic: [Anonymous poem celebrating the preservation of Hampstead Heath from the threat of enclosure]
Poem
Issue: 098, 09/09/29 p. 568-569
Heading: Letter from Caroline. To the Editor of the Athenaeum
Category: Political Economy   Science   Philosophy Of Science   History Of Science   Agriculture   Ecology   Enclosure   
Topic: [A response to "On Oikology", an essay appearing in issue number 97 of the Athenaeum. The author, "Caroline" (the Athenaeum refers the reader to "Conversations on Political Economy" between "Mrs. B." and "Caroline") particularly objects to one inference of "On Oikology", that those who embrace the science of political economy support a policy of consolidating small farms and ejecting small tenants. Caroline`s letter contains a further critique of "On Oikology" from "a gentleman, a very old friend of Mrs. B." See separate record, under the heading printed in the Athenaeum, "Critique of an Essay on Oikology"]
Person: CAROLINE   PAINE, Tom   OWEN, Mr.   GOLDSMITH   
Letter Signed: Caroline

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 728-730
Heading: Comparative Pathology. Torpor -- Consumption in Animals
Category: Medicine   Respiratory System   Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ecology   Experimental Zoology   
Topic: [An account of experiments made by Flourens on the effect of cold on garden dormice or "lerots", and on the state of hibernation. Further (animal) experiments on the effect of temperature on disorders of the lungs. Is a cold temperature in itself enough to cause consumption? Flourens believes "national establishments" should be founded for the study of animal illnesses in relation to human pathology]
Person: FLOURENS, M.   BAGLIVI   
Source: Revue Encyclopedique   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 731, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Dahlias, Para 1
Category: Botany   Horticulture   Ecology   
Topic: [Dahlias were introduced into Spain from Mexico, in 1787 and reached Paris in 1802. At first only hothouse flowers, they became more hardy]
Person: THOUIN, M.   
Source: Annales du Museum d`Histoire Naturelle   Quarterly Journal of Agriculture   
Institution: Museum d`Histoire Naturelle   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 731, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Potatoes, Para 3
Category: Agriculture   Climate   Ecology   
Topic: [Potatoes were introduced into Britain in the sixteenth century, from South America. They are still not entirely resistant to frost and it is important to keep on experimenting to produce a more hardy variety]
Source: Quarterly Journal of Agriculture   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 731, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: The Laurel, Para 2
Category: Botany   Horticulture   Ecology   
Topic: [The laurel was introduced into Britain in the seventeenth century. At first very delicate, it became more hardy]
Person: COLE   
Source: Quarterly Journal of Agriculture   

Issue: 130, 24/04/30 p. 254
Heading: Swallows
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   Migration   Ecology   
Topic: [Observations of a naturalist from Konigsberg. The different migration habits of the wall-swallow, river-swallow, chimney-swallow and house-swallow]

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 429
Heading: Age of Trees
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   Trees   Ecology   
Topic: [The accuracy of counting rings when working out a tree`s age. The variation in the width of rings depends on climate. Fir-trees growing near the snow-line of the Alps have many rings close together in a thin stem]
Person: LINNAEUS   
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: New Food for Silk Worms, Para 13
Category: Entomology   Botany   Ecology   Animal Husbandry   Animal Produce   
Topic: [According to Clara Girodin, silkworms can feed just as successfully on the leaves of Scorsonera as they can on white mulberry leaves]
Person: GIRODIN, Clara   BOSC   
Institution: Royal Society, Lille   

Issue: 144, 31/07/30 p. 478
Heading: Strange Method of catching the Tortoise, Para 10
Category: Zoology   Icthyology   Reptiles   Ecology   Hunting   Fishing   
Topic: [In Mosambique, a fish of the type Echeneis is tied to a boat. It then fixes itself to the "breast-plate" of a tortoise, so firmly that the tortoise can`t escape]
Person: SALT, Mr. H.   
Source: Cuvier: Animal Kingdom   

Issue: 144, 31/07/30 p. 478
Heading: The Rattle-Snake, Para 11
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   Snakes   Ecology   Trade   
Topic: [There is a known market for rattle-snakes in North America. The Athenaeum correspondent doubts the security of the current collection of one hundred rattle-snakes in the Tower of London. The species could establish itself in the British climate. In North America its range is as far north as Canada]

Issue: 145, 07/08/30 p. 491-492
Heading: The Delta of the Rhone
Category: Geography   France   Natural History   Ecology   
Topic: [Description of La Camarga: its unhusbanded status, salt deposits, sandy soil, hoards of locusts, wild white horses and horned black cattle]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 145, 07/08/30 p. 494
Heading: The Hare`s Sanctuary, Para 9
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Placentalia   Ornithology   Accipitres   Ecology   Hunting   
Topic: [Anecdote from a soldier`s memoir. In the Caucasus, the hare digs a shallow hole to hide from a vulture but that does not protect it from human hunters, who are alerted to its presence by the behaviour of the vulture]
Person: ROTTIERS, Colonel   
Source: Rottiers: Itinerary from Tiflis to Constantinople   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 147, 21/08/30 p. 524
Heading: Agriculture in Egypt. (From Personal Observation)
Category: Geography   Egypt   Climate   Ecology   Agriculture   
Topic: [Egypt could become even more fertile than she is "under the dominion of an enlightened power]
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 572
Heading: Burckhardt`s Correspondence with his Parents. Damascus, 1811
Category: Geography   Exploration   North Africa   Climate   Ecology   Social Anthropology   Popularization Of Science   
Topic: [Burckhardt landed at Aleppo in 1809, assumed the disguise of "an Indian trader of the Mahomedan faith", explored Syria, Arabia Petraea, the Great Desert, Upper Egypt, and Nubia before he died at Cairo in 1817, in "the cause of science and humanity". He says that his account of Syria, which has now been "so often described", must go beyond both physical and social geography and "introduce physical observations of every kind". So he concentrates on the weather and how he and his companions manage to survive their journey in the heat by being active in the morning and resting in the hottest hours. The charms which compensate for the discomfort are making a camp at night, either preparing simple food or receiving hospitality "from a numerous tribe of friendly Arabs" and feeling independent of European society]
Person: BURCKHARDT   
Institution: African Society   
Letter, 16th Jan. 1811 Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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Issue: 072, 11/03/29 p. 147-149
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Ecology   Agriculture   Christian Religion   Philosophy   Ornithology   
Title: The Journal of a Naturalist
Author: ANON   

Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 575
Heading: Fruits
Category: Botany   Agriculture   Ecology   Geography   
Title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. [Part V.] Volume II.--Part II. Vegetable Substances: Fruits
Institution: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

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