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Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 879-880
Heading: Juvenile Annuals. Letter from a Lady to the Editor of the Athenaeum
Category: Children   Popularization Of Science   Periodicals   Zoology   Elephants   
Topic: [The New Year`s Gift. The Juvenile Souvenir. The Juvenile Keepsake. The Christmas Box. Letter from Julia Normanby complaining that these popular works have not been reviewed and containing a "review", printed in full]
Person: WATTS, Mrs. A.   HALL, Mrs. S. C.   ROSCOE, T.   CROKER, Crofton   
Letter
Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 890
Heading: Roads in France
Category: Engineering   Roads   
Topic: [Extent of highways in France, their state of repair and projected expenditure to complete the "line of communication" ]
Person: PASQUIER, Baron   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Antiquities), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Rodentia   Biology   Extinction   
Topic: English Beavers. [Lees, of Worcester, suggests that the name of the Barbourne or Beaverbourne brook derives from the beavers which once lived there]
Person: CAMBRIENSIS, Giraldus   LEES, Edwin   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Architecture), Para 2
Category: Zoology   Rodentia   
Topic: Ingenuity of a Beaver at Paris. [A beaver built a dam at the Jardin des Plantes with twigs and pieces of apple and tightly packed snow]
Person: SAINTE HILAIRE, Geoffroy   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Zoology   Crustacea   
Topic: Storm-breaker of the Sea-Acorn. [The sea acorn is able to protect itself from stormy conditions by closing "an operculum or little door [which in] "calm weather...is thrown open"]
Person: MAWE   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 7
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   
Topic: Tyrian Purple Dye
Person: PLINY   LESSON, M.   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 6
Category: Entomology   
Topic: Migration of Butterflies. [Immense column of Painted Lady butterflies (usually solitary), all flying north, seen in the Swiss Canton de Vaud. A similar occurrence noted at the end of the eighteenth century in Turin]
Person: WOLFF, Madame de Meuron   LINNAEUS   BONELLI, Prof.   LOCKE   
Source: Mem. de la Societe de Phys., and Hist. Nat. de Geneve   
Institution: Societe de Phys. and Hist. Nat. de Geneve   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 8
Category: Icthyology   
Topic: Fish in the London Clay

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 10
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: The Lesser Thrush. [Turdus minor, a native of North America, "taken" in Germany]
Person: NEUMAN, M.   
Source: Oken`s Isis   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Saurology), Para 9
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   
Topic: Brazilian Lizards. [Hunting Monitor lizards]
Source: Magazine of Natural History   Seba, tome ii, pl. 105, fig. 1   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 5
Category: Biology   Microbiology   
Topic: Doubtful Discoveries. [Spallanzani believed he could see "animacula infusoria" under the microscope which could be seen by nobody else. This might confirm Dutrochet`s claim that microscopic animacula do not exist]
Person: DUTROCHET, M.   SPALLANZANI   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 5
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Ponds   
Topic: Fresh-water Polypus. [A "species of hydra" with reddish tentacles is abundant in Blackheath, Kent, which makes a good study for "the young naturalist"]

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature., Para 3
Category: Zoology   Zoogeography   
Topic: Quadrupeds. Birds. [The altitude at which certain mammals and birds live, in Sweden]
Person: GLOGER, M.   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891-892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 11
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Psychology   Dreams   
Topic: Credulity of the Editors of "The Medical Gazette". [Recent article lampooned in which it is claimed that the dog is the only animal that dreams, the elephant the only animal that feels "ennui", and, again, the dog the only animal that speaks]
Person: LEIBNITZ   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Anthropology   Psychology   Literature   Science   
Topic: Negroes. [Blumenbach has a "little library" of works by black writers which demonstrates their contribution to every area of "taste" and "science"]
Person: BLUMENBACH   

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. (Botany), Para 7
Category: Botany   Folklore   
Topic: Language of Flowers. (The Athenaeum sends up a new work by Phillips on the symbolical, sentimental associations of flowers)
Source: Philipps: Floral Emblems   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Geology), Para 3
Category: Geology   
Topic: Rock Blocks. [Von Buch has tried to show that the great rocks in the area of Mount Jura landed there at once as a result of one violent shock; they were not rolled, nor carried. There is a disagreement between Von Buch and De Luc about how the rocks achieved their positions and the force of the original volcanic explosion]
Person: VON BUCH, M.   DE LUC, M.   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Limneology), Para 5
Category: Geology   Lakes   Climate   
Topic: Lakes appearing periodically

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. (Mineralogy), Para 2
Category: Chemistry   Geology   Medicine   Public Health   
Topic: Mineral Waters. [The waters of Geilnan, Fachinger, and Setters which arise from a stratum of argillaceous schist, near to dolomite and igneous rocks. Chemical elements enumerated]
Person: BISCHOF, M.   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 4
Category: Geology   Mineralogy   Christian Religion   Mountains   
Topic: Mountains formed by Crystallisation. [It is more exalting to think of God making mountains by a process of crystalline accretions than to imagine [him] causing volcanic explosions]
Source: Conversations on Geology   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Potamology), Para 6
Category: Geology   Climate   Geography   South America   Rivers   
Topic: Delta of the Oronoco and the Maragnon
Person: GUTSMUTHS, M.   
Source: Hertha, ix.5, p.381   

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: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Useful Arts. (Surgery), Para 1
Category: Medicine   Urogenital System   Urology   
Topic: Improved Lithantriptor. [Stone in the bladder can be ground down using this instrument and the "sawings" discharged with the urine]
Person: PECCHIOLI, M. Zanabi   COOPER, Sir Astley   
Source: Dr. James Johnson`s Medical Chirurgical Review   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892
Heading: Strasburgh Society of Arts, Etc
Category: Science   Manufactures   Agriculture   
Topic: [Annual awards instigated by the Strasburgh Society of Arts, to be given to "common shepherds, vine-dressers, working farmers, and foresters"]
Institution: Society of Sciences, Agriculture and the Arts, Strasburg   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 893
Heading: Varieties, Para 1
Category: Education   Science   
Topic: Proposed University in Dumfries
Person: CRICHTON, Mrs.   CRICHTON, Mr.   
Source: Dumfries Courier   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 893
Heading: Varieties, Para 2
Category: Natural History   
Topic: Linnean Society. [First meeting of the forty-fifth session. Introduction of new Fellows. Paper given on a new species of dormouse. Specimen of a pheasant from Cochin China exhibited. Address delivered by the Secretary, Mr. Bicheno, on the difficulties of making natural history a popular subject]
Person: LAMBERT, Aylmer Bourke   DEAKE, Rev. D. W.   LUBBOCK   PEREIRA, J.   DUNCAN, J. S.   TAYLOR, R.   BICHENO, Mr.   
Institution: Linnaean Society   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 893
Heading: Varieties, Para 6
Category: Zoology   
Topic: Zoological Society. [Two mastiff dogs from the mountains of Nepaul donated by the King. A live "Chinchilli" and some foxes presented by the Hudson`s Bay Company]
Institution: Zoological Society   Hudson`s Bay Company   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 893
Heading: Varieties, Para 7
Category: Engineering   Canals   
Topic: Great Dutch Canal. [The building of the canal from Amsterdam to the sea, begun in 1819 and finished in 1825]

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Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 883-885
Heading: Tales of the Great St. Bernard
Category: Geography   Alps   Literature   
Title: Tales of the Great St. Bernard
Author: CROLY, George   

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