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Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Hydrology), Para 8
Category: Astronomy The Earth Tides
Topic: Ebbing and Flowing Well at Sligo. [The well on the summit of Knock-na-Shony is governed by the tide]
Issue: 078, 22/04/29 p. 254, Section: Foreign Varieties
Heading: The Globe Upset, Para 1
Category: Cosmogony The Earth Astronomy Natural History Christian Religion Classical Literature
Topic: [A satirical account of Sandal`s theory that the earth twisted from its course at certain significant times in its history, for example at the (biblical) Flood. Before the Flood the Arctic was in the same place as the equator. This would account for the existence of mammoth bones in the far north]
Person: SANDAL HERODOTUS CICERO
Source: Sandal: Cosmogoniae Antiquitatis
Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 285, Section: Paris Chit-Chat
Heading: Solar Tides, Para 15
Category: Astronomy The Earth Tides Geography Polynesia
Topic: [Kotzebue claims that the tides in the bight of Matarai (Otaheite) do not obey the moon but the sun]
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
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