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Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 807-808
Heading: Narrative of a Residence at Fernando Po, in 1827 and 1828. (Continued from page 777)
Category: Geography   Islands Round Africa   
Topic: [Geographical and meteorological observations. Building works at the Clarence Town settlement. Escape from the British ship of a black soldier of the Royal African Corps, who had acted as an interpreter upon arrival. Deaths from fever of members of the British party. Fishing]
Person: HOLMAN, James   OWEN, Captain   ANDERSON   ELWOOD, Matthew   DAVIS GLOVER, Mr.   DEBENHAM, John   JEFFERY   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 810, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Entomology   
Topic: A Sucking Butterfly. [The parts of insects are not well understood because of their smallness and lack of similarity with vertebrate parts. The butterfly seems to discharge a drop of liquid with which to dissolve sugar; the house-fly does not seem to eject liquid]
Person: REAUMUR   LAMARCK   KIRBY   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 8
Category: Medicine   Hereditary Diseases   
Topic: Montaigne and the Stone. [Why, Montaigne asks, is he the only one of his brothers and sisters who has been afflicted by "the stone" and why did it come on at the age of forty-five?]
Person: MONTAIGNE   
Source: Montaigne`s Essays   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 3
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   Physics   Light   
Topic: Beautiful Light of the Glow-shell. [The phosphorescence observed in shells of the genus Pholas may be extinguished in certain, especially dry, conditions. White, yellow, green, red and violet-coloured substances react in different ways to contact with the liquor which produces the phosphorescent effect]
Person: ACADEMICIANS OF BOLOGNA   REAUMUR   PLINY   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 4
Category: Entomology   Zoology   Reptiles   Religion   
Topic: King Solomon`s Spider. [Is the spider mentioned in King Solomon`s Proverbs really a lizard, the Lacerta agilis of Linnaeus?]
Person: BOCHART   SOLOMON, King   HOME, Sir E.   PAXTON, Professor   
Source: Old Testament: Proverbs xxx. 28   Bochart`s Hieroz, part ii.   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 6
Category: Icthyology   Cetacea   
Topic: The Whale-Guide. [In ancient lore, and related by Plutarch, the whale is reputed to need a small fish to guide it and in return it allows the fish to sleep in its mouth. The Athenaeum says that the account of Plutarch is mythical as fishes do not sleep at all]
Person: PLUTARCH   
Source: Dr. Cleghorn`s Thesis De Somno   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ophiology), Para 5
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   Folklore   
Topic: American Sea-Serpent. [An investigation by the Linnaean Society of New England into its existence]
Person: WARBURTON   
Institution: Linnaean Society of New England   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 7
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: City Birds. [House-sparrows; rooks]
Source: Jennings: Ornithologia   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 2
Category: Zoology   
Topic: Green Colour of the Sea, produced by Animalculae

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Mineralogy), Para 2
Category: Geology   Archaeology   
Topic: Egyptian Sandstone mistaken for Granite

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Forest-Trees. [Height and girth of forest trees compared with trees in open situations]

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811-812, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Geology), Para 3
Category: Palaeontology   Fossil Molluscs   
Topic: Fossil Shells. [Proportion of the fossil types of shells, to that of recent genera]
Person: SERRES, Marcel de   
Source: Annales des Sciences   Bulletin Soc. Linn. de Bourdeaux, ii.4   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 812, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Aromatology), Para 5
Category: Physics   Chemistry   Electricity   
Topic: Odours affected by Electricity. [An electric current causes camphor, or any "odoriferous substance", to lose its smell. This returns if the substance has contact with the ground]
Person: LIBRI, M. (of Florence)   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 812, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 6
Category: Astronomy   Christian Religion   
Topic: Creation of the Sun and Moon. [Biblical account of the creation reconciled with the discoveries of Sir William Herschel]
Person: HERSCHEL   ROSENMULLER   
Source: Philosophical Transactions   Old Testament: Genesis i. 1   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 812, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 7
Category: Astronomy   
Topic: Encke`s Comet. [Should "Encke`s Comet" be more properly regarded as one of the "new planets", Pallas, Ceres, Juno and Vesta?]
Person: ENCKE, Professor   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 812, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Rival Systems of Linnaeus and Jussieu. [Observation of Miss Kent, that there is a rivalry between the "artificial" classificatory system of Linnaeus and "natural" method of Jussieu. The Athenaeum advocates knowledge of both]
Person: LINNAEUS   JUSSIEU   KENT, Miss   BICHENO, Mr.   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 812, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Useful Arts. (Agriculture), Para 1
Category: Agriculture   
Topic: New Plan of Planting Potatoes. [The president of the Horticultural Society advises that potatoes should be planted in rows, far apart from one another, to give the maximum light to the leaves]
Person: KNIGHT   
Institution: Horticultural Society   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 812
Heading: Delaware and Hudson Canal
Category: Engineering   Canals   
Topic: [Route of the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This private enterprise in the State of New York is nearly complete]

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 813
Heading: Varieties, Para 1
Category: Geography   Russia   Periodicals   
Topic: Russian Literature, Statistics, Etc. [A complaint that plagiarized material on statistics has appeared in Russian periodicals. "They appear to feel very little hesitation about invading foreign territories"]
Person: SAY   
Source: Revue Encyclopedique   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 813
Heading: Varieties, Para 2
Category: Geography   Russia   Demography   
Topic: Progress of the Population of Russia, from 1812 to 1825 inclusive

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 813
Heading: Varieties, Para 3
Category: Geography   Russia   Demography   
Topic: Longevity. [Statistics of persons who reached one hundred years of age and over, between 1822 and 1825, in Russia]

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 813
Heading: Varieties, Para 5
Category: Medicine   Nervous System   Ear   
Topic: Lectures on the Ear. [The first of a series of lectures on the Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Ear delivered by Mr. Curtis, Aurist to his Majesty, at the Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear, Dean-street, Soho Square]
Person: CUVIER   BLUMENBACH   HALLER   HIPPOCRATES   CURTIS, Mr.   BROOK, Mr.   
Institution: Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 813
Heading: Varieties, Para 9
Category: Medicine   Public Health   Social Anthropology   Death Rites   Embalmment   
Topic: Embalming. [Article in the "Revue Medicale" by Pariset tries to show that the custom was a matter of public health policy rather than of religion]
Person: PARISET   FLEURY   
Source: Revue Medicale   

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Reviews

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 803-804
Heading: Pure Mathematics
Category: Mathematics   Geometry   
Title: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, with a Commentary and Geometrical Exercises. To which are annexed a Treatise on Solid Geometry, and a short Essay on the Ancient Geometrical Analysis. For the use of Students in, and preparing for, the University of London
Author: LARDNER, Rev. Dionysius   
Attribution: Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy in the University of London

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 806
Heading: The Gardener`s Remembrancer
Category: Agriculture   Horticulture   
Title: The Gardener`s Remembrancer, and Apiarian`s Monthly Calendar
Author: ANON   

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