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Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 4
Category: Geology   Mountains   Geodesy   Andes   Himalayas   
Topic: The Highest American Mountain. [Paragraph contains small table of comparative peaks]
Person: PENTLAND   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 5
Category: Geography   South America   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: Mount Sorata
Person: PENTLAND   
Source: Annales des Sciences   

Issue: 085, 10/06/29 p. 366, Section: Varieties
Heading: Influence of the Aurora Borealis on the Magnetic Needle, Para 2
Category: Physics   Magnetism   Electromagnetism   Astronomy   Geodesy   
Topic: [There is a puzzling correspondence between the movements of the magnetic needle in Paris and the occurrence of the Aurora Borealis, visible at Casan in Siberia. Since there seems to be so much evidence against a single magnetic pole, it is possible Siberia has a peculiar magnetic pole which influences other regions]
Person: ARAGO, M.   BREWSTER, Dr.   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   

Issue: 096, 26/08/29 p. 539, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Comparison of the Principal European Chains of Mountains, Para 7
Category: Geography   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: [Comparison of the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the mountains of Scandinavia: latitude, height, geology, the respective heights at which trees and crops will grow ]
Person: SHOUW, Dr. [of Copenhagen]   
Source: Shouw: Specimen Geographiae Physicae Comparativae   

Issue: 097, 02/09/29 p. 555, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Height of the Jura Mountains, Para 13
Category: Geography   Mountains   Geodesy   France   
Topic: [Statistics on the height of the summits of the Jura mountains, the passes between them and the extent and destinations of roads and paths]

Issue: 100, 23/09/29 p. 603, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: The Kamtschatka [sic] Mountains, Para 6
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   Geodesy   
Topic: [The volcanic mountains of Kamchatka are amongst the highest in the world, appearing even higher than others of an equal height on account of rising straight up from sea level]

Issue: 124, 13/03/30 p. 153
Heading: Ascent of the Elborouss
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: ["Scientific expedition" to investigate the Elborouus, considered the highest mountain of the Caucasus chain]

Issue: 126, 27/03/30 p. 186
Heading: Mont Blanc. (From the Notes of a Traveller)
Category: Geography   Geology   Astronomy   Geodesy   Mountains   Alps   
Topic: [Estimations of the height of Mont Blanc and a small statistical table of early recorded ascents (between 1786 and 1827)]
Person: ZACH, Baron de   PACCARD, Dr.   BALMAT, James   

Issue: 126, 27/03/30 p. 190
Heading: Equality of Level of the Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea
Category: Geography   Astronomy   Mathematics   Geodesy   
Topic: [Two officers are measuring France to obtain "a trigonometrical description of that kingdom". They have found no proof that the Mediterranean is lower than the [Atlantic] Ocean]
Person: FOURRIER, M.   

Issue: 127, 03/04/30 p. 206
Heading: Experiments on the Magnetic Needle
Category: Physics   Magnetism   Astronomy   Geodesy   
Topic: [The delayed progress of Humboldt`s project to observe magnetic phenomena, at equinoxes and solstices. Simultaneous observations were intended to be made at Berlin, Frisberg, Paris, St. Petersburg, the Crimea and Siberia]
Person: HUMBOLDT   PUKSCHIN, M. Masin   KUPFER   

Issue: 133, 15/05/30 p. 297-298
Heading: Geodesical Survey of Ireland. Royal Institution. Conversazione, April 7
Category: Geography   Geodesy   British Isles   Astronomy   The Earth   Philosophy Of Science   
Topic: [Extension of the geodesical survey of Britain to include Ireland, which has been done on a larger scale than the survey of England. Improvement of methods, including the use of a geometrical "base line", to ensure greater accuracy. The physical difficulty of seeing distant points is converted, in this account, into a metaphor for the advancement of scientific knowledge.]
Person: FARADAY   COLBY, Col.   TROUGHTON   SIMS   
Institution: Government Office of Ordnance   East India Company   
Lecture, 07/04/1830
Issue: 139, 26/06/30 p. 398
Category: Geography   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: [Mount Ararat is over 1,5OO feet higher than Mont Blanc. Professor Parrot has now described its full dimensions]
Person: PARROT, Dr.   ZACH, Baron de   
Source: St. Petersburg Academical Journal   

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 574
Heading: Imperfect Geographical and Hydrographical Knowledge, Para 1
Category: Geography   Geodesy   Navigation   Maps   Australasia   Antarctic   
Topic: Mr Buckingham argues, in favour of the utility of his proposed voyage of discovery, etc, the imperfection of our charts, of the Indian and Pacific Ocean particularly...[The "writer of this paragraph" attests to the inaccuracy of maps which is the more astonishing because of the numbers of ships who have already used the sea routes wrongly described]
Person: BUCKINGHAM, James Silk   

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 575
Heading: Height of the Caucasus, Para 11
Category: Geography   Geodesy   Mountains   Caucasus   Alps   Physics   Magnetism   
Topic: [The highest mountains in the Caucasus are higher than Mont Blanc. The force of magnetism is affected by altitude]
Person: KUPFER   GAY-LUSSAC   

Issue: 151, 18/09/30 p. 590
Heading: Voyage round the World, Para 2
Category: Geography   Geodesy   Exploration   Ships   Navigation   Maps   
Topic: The "Helena", a vessel equipped by the Russo-American company, arrived at St. Petersburg on the 22nd of July..[Discovery of a small island, "Lowendahl"]
Person: CHROMTSHENKO, Lieut.   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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Reviews

Issue: 127, 03/04/30 p. 201
Category: Science   Encyclopaedias   Political Economy   Social Sciences   Geography   Geodesy   Philosophy   Mathematics   Physics   
Title: Encyclopaedia Britannica: Seventh Edition; with the Supplement to the former Editions incorporated. Vol. I. Part I.

Issue: 134, 22/05/30 p. 305-306
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Professional Ethics   History Of Science   Education   Astronomy   Geography   Geodesy   
Title: Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on some of its Causes
Author: BABBAGE, Charles   
Institution: Royal Society   Government Office of Ordnance   Board of Longitude   

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