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Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 911-914
Heading: The Universities of Europe and America. Cambridge.--No. I
Category: Education   Philosophy   Science   
Topic: [An article enquiring into the state of the University of Cambridge, reputation, type of student, syllabus. To be continued]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 918
Category: Geology   Economic Geology   Ores   
Topic: Some veins of valuable iron ore have lately been discovered in the neighbourhood of Tunbridge Wells. [Plan to ship the iron to Newcastle, for smelting]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 918
Heading: Reason
Category: Philosophy   
Topic: [Quotation on reasoning]
Person: DRUMMOND, Sir W.   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 918
Heading: Truth and Beauty
Category: Philosophy   
Topic: [Aphorism on universal and relative human values]
Person: LACON   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Architecture), Para 2
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: Nest of the Mole

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. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Medicine   Digestive System   
Topic: Improper Nutriment refused admission into the Blood-vessels. [The body`s attempts to prevent food poisoning]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 14
Category: Wealth   Poverty   Medicine   Insanity   
Topic: Insanity from Mercantile Losses. [Insanity does not seem to accompany severe financial loss as often as it does extreme or sudden wealth]
Person: BURROWS, Dr.   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Batrachiology), Para 10
Category: Zoology   Amphibia   
Topic: The Putney-Heath Toad. [Natter-jack toad or Rana rubeta]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Cheloniology), Para 9
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   
Topic: The Hawk`s-bill Tortoise. [A rare foreign visitor, found as far south as Bristol and as far north as Papa Stour in Zetland]
Person: FLEMING, Dr. John   TURTON, Dr.   LINNAEUS   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 6
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   
Topic: Eyes of the Snail. [Are the "black pellucid points" on the horns of a snail, the eyes?]
Person: HOME, Sir E.   BAUER   GASPARD, M.   
Source: Majendie: Journal of Physiology   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 7
Category: Entomology   Christian Religion   Bees   
Topic: Honey in Rocks. [The passage in the Bible is borne out by the caves of Salsette and Elephanta which are colonised by bees]
Source: Forbes`s Oriental Memoirs   Old Testament: Deuteronomy xxxii.   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Herpetology), Para 5
Category: Zoology   Annelida   
Topic: Eyes of the Earth-worm
Person: DUPOUR, M.   
Source: Annales des Sciences Naturelles   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 11
Category: Icthyology   
Topic: The Eagle Fish. [Sciaena aquila observed off Zetland being chased by a seal. The same fish is called the Stone Basse by Couch of the Linnaean Society, who saw one off the coast of Cornwall]
Person: CUVIER   COUCH, Mr.   
Source: Risso, (Ich. Nice, p. 298, Jab. IX., Fig. 30)   
Institution: Linnaean Society   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 13
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: Banished Elephants. [Elephants seem to be monogamous in the wild. If one of a pair dies, the other is banished by the herd and becomes dangerous to approach]
Source: Cordiner`s Ceylon, vii.   

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. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ophiology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   
Topic: Red Viper
Person: RACKETT, Rev.   LEACH, Dr.   LINNAEUS   
Institution: British Museum   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 12
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: The Condor of the Andes. [The condor is not as large as it is reputed to be amongst "European Naturalists" (though Humboldt says it is the equivalent of the Alpine vulture), nor is the condor wholly confined to South America. Its hunting habits are accurately described in a poem by Southey]
Person: HUMBOLDT   BARROW   GRAINGER, Dr.   
Source: Southey: Thaliba, I., 105   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Parazoa   
Topic: British Sponge. [Spongia panicea named by Professor Grant of the London University]
Person: GRANT, Professor   
Institution: University of London   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Motion of the Sap in Trees
Person: KNIGHT   DUTROCHET, M.   
Institution: Horticultural Society   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 12
Category: Astronomy   Religion   
Topic: New Stars. [Might the new stars in the constellations Lacerta, Perseus, Bootes, Hydra, Monoceros, Cepheus, be new creations of God?]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 9
Category: Botany   Literature   Medicine   Bees   
Topic: What is Starwort? [What is the plant called Starwort by Graham in his "British Georgics"? He recommends it as a remedy for sickly bees]
Source: Graham, British Geography   Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Geology), Para 4
Category: Geology   
Topic: Rocks spontaneously on Fire. [Richardson says that the coastal banks of shale near the mouth of the Coppermine River, in North America, were once on fire simultaneously, yielding alum. Shale contains sulphur which attracts oxygen]
Person: RICHARDSON   

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: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Limneology), Para 7
Category: Geology   Geography   Lakes   Folklore   
Topic: Loch Lomond. [Tysilio the Chronicler says the loch receives sixty streams which unite into the Leven, and contains sixty islands each with a rock and eagle`s nest. All the eagles assemble on a certain rock at May day to prophesy the fate of kingdoms]
Person: TYSILIO   
Source: Welsh: Archaeology   

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. (Mineralogy), Para 3
Category: Mineralogy   Geology   Gold   Folklore   
Topic: Scottish Gold. [Dun d`Ore hill in Northern Scotland is thought to contain gold]

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Optics), Para 11
Category: Medicine   Opthalmology   Physics   Optics   
Topic: Reading Glasses known to the Ancients
Person: PLINY   SENECA   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 5
Category: Geology   Volcanoes   
Topic: Subterranean Galleries of Volcanoes. [There is much evidence of the existence of subterranean passages between volcanoes and the sea. A number of works are quoted to demonstrate it]
Source: Gioeni: Lithographia   Kirwan: Geological Essays, 103   Boisgelin: Malta   Humboldt: Tableaux de la Nature   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Potamology), Para 6
Category: Geology   Geography   Rivers   
Topic: The Banks of the Nile. [The common idea of a low placid Nile overflowing its banks is misleading about the true character and aspect of the Nile in Lower Egypt. The banks are high, steep and "picturesque"]
Person: VOLNI   SONINI   

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: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Useful Arts. (Medicine), Para 1
Category: Medicine   Respiratory System   
Topic: Pretended Cure for Consumption. [An ointment hailed as an innovation in the treatment of consumption, is already widely known among doctors]
Person: LONG, St. John   JENNER, Dr.   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 925
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London, Para 1-9
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [Specimen of Adowro root (cyperus articulatus) used for treating the "endemic fever of the West Indies" exhibited. Specimen of the true rhubarb exhibited. Communication read on ludive or succory (Cichorium Intybus) which is used in Russia to substitute for tea or coffee. Communication read on the "chocolate plant" or "blood-root" (Geum Canadense) of St Edward`s Isle, which is used as a tonic. Account read of the Angustura bark tree (Galipea officinalis). Numbers of fellows elected and honorary members admitted]
Person: STANHOPE, Earl   BURNETT, William   DREVER, Thomas   GIBBS, Robert   LAMBERT, Aylmer Bourke   BABINGTON, Dr. Benjamin Guy   WALLICH, Dr. Nathaniel   DON, David   WILLOCK, Henry   READY, Colonel John   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Papers And Exhibits, 11/11/28
Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 925
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London, Para 9-13
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [The first communication taking place at this meeting which is reported in the Athenaeum at any length is on the Mocan Tree (Visnea mocanera). This is followed by a communication on the germination of potatoes in a preserve of zinc. An informal account is given of an unnamed plant from the West Indies by General Stewart. Many presents are announced. A list of fellows elected given. Foreign members announced]
Person: MACGRIGOR, Sir James   HANCOCK, Dr. John   BERTHELOT, Sabino   SHORT, Dr. Michael   CURRIE, Donald   STEWART, General   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Papers, 25/11/28
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