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Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 654
Heading: Nothing from Nothing
Category: Religion   Comparative Religion   Buddhism   Philosophy   Creation   
Topic: [Epicurean dogma that nothing can come from nothing agrees with one of the Upanisheds from the Yajur Veda]
Source: M. Anquetil du Perron`s Latin Version   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 943-944
Heading: The Universities of Europe and America. Cambridge.--No. II.
Category: Education   Science   Literature   Philosophy   Professional Ethics   
Topic: [The purpose of an education at Cambridge University. Should it be a place of training for professional life? What should be on the syllabus? Should subjects be taught on a broader basis, to include "the modern languages, and literature, and all the principles of the physical sciences"? The role of religion]
Person: PALEY, Dr.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 953
Heading: Notes on Lisbon. No. III., Para 5
Category: Medicine   Portugal   
Topic: Portuguese skill in Surgery and Medicine. [Section of a longer article, in parts, on Lisbon. Examples are given of bad medical practice in Portugal. There is a high incidence of amputations in cases of fracture. Panaceas are indiscriminately given out. Portuguese doctors are indolent and inhumane]

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Architecture), Para 2
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   
Topic: Winter Cell of the Orchard Snail
Person: GASPARD, M.   BELL   
Source: Majendie: Journal of Physiology   Zoological Journal, i. 94   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Ornithology   Animal Physiology   
Topic: The Eye-Brush in Birds. [Description of the way in which the additional eyelid of birds, "the nictitating membrane", works]

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Zoology   Elephants   Entomology   Ecology   
Topic: Contrivance of the Elephant and Rhinoceros. [The elephant and rhinoceros roll themselves in mud to obtain a protective coating against insects. Is the wallowing of the pig for a similar purpose?]
Person: CLAIRVILLE   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 6
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   Literature   
Topic: The Irish Nautilus. [A stray Nautilus Spirula from the West Indian seas has definitely been found on the Irish coast, though it is doubtful whether it could multiply in Kerry. A quotation from Pope describes the shellfish`s ability to "sail"]
Person: POPE, Alexander   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 6
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   
Topic: Arabian Snail-Eaters. [It is only "prejudice" which prevents "the snails of our own country" from being eaten]

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 5
Category: Entomology   Ecology   
Topic: Utility of Insects. [Insects of the orders Diptera and Coleoptera particularly, clean up dead carcases and the surrounding air]

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Radiatology), Para 4
Category: Palaeontology   Fossils   Science   Periodicals   Education   
Topic: Petrified Mushrooms! [The discovery, near Plymouth, of what the Athenaeum believes to be a fossil form, is probably reported wrongly in a "provincial journal". The Athenaeum hopes that the spread of "natural knowledge" will stop "such ignorant notices in our public prints"]

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 3
Category: Botany   Biology   Microbiology   
Topic: All Nature alive. [Robert Brown has circulated a "brochure" privately, claiming that all material things "are composed of animated particles of a spherical form". The Athenaeum says that this is not an astonishing claim; the phenomenon is accounted for by the principles of electricity and a number of observers are already working in this area]
Person: ESSENBECK, Nees von   DUTROCHET, M.   TRINIUS   RASPAIL   BROWN, Robert   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955-956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 7
Category: Palaeontology   Fossils   Palaeozoology   
Topic: Fish in Chalk. [Mantell has found more than twelve species of "antediluvian fish" near Lewes. There are several sorts of sharks, a pike, a salmon, an eel but they are different from their modern equivalents]
Person: MANTELL   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 10
Category: Medicine   Disease   
Topic: Singular Epidemic in Paris. [Peculiar disease affecting Paris inhabitants in the neighbourhood of La Rue des Petits Augustins. Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, both constipation and diarrhoea, weakness, and numb, thickened, peeling skin on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. A commission has been appointed to inquire into the disease]
Person: CHOMEL, Dr.   
Institution: La Charite Hospital   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Proliferous Flowers. [Erysimum cheiranthoides and Veronica medea schrad -- variety phyllantha -- described by Courtois]
Person: ESSENBECK, Nees von   COURTOIS   KONING   VAN HALL   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 7
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Icthyology   
Topic: Migration of Pikes
Person: SHEPPARD, Rev. R.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 9
Category: Zoology   Music   Animal Habits, Personality   Cetacea   Seals   Folklore   Literature   
Topic: Musical Whales. [Many literary references to the responses of whales, dolphins and seals to music]
Person: SCOTT, Sir Walter   
Source: Carew: Description of Cornwall, 135   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ornithology   
Topic: American Song-Birds. [Mistaken notion, encouraged by Buffon, that the birds of the New World have strident, unmusical calls in keeping with the harsh character of a savage country]
Person: JENNINGS   WILSON, James   CATESBY   BUFFON   
Source: Wilson: American Ornithology, vol. iii. p. 34   Jennings: Ornithologia   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ornithology   
Topic: Female Song-Birds. [Do birds sing while sitting on their eggs? Do female birds sing at all?]
Person: BARRINGTON, Daines   JENNINGS   SWEET   
Source: Jennings: Ornithologia   Sweet: The British Warblers   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   Occult Sciences   
Topic: Algebraic Botany. [German botanists are creating a system of cabalistic characters for plants, similar to the mystic symbols Mons has introduced into the study of mineralogy]
Person: MONS, M.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Flora Belgica. [Work on flowers, arranged according to the Linnaean system]
Person: COURTOIS   LE JEUNE   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Geology), Para 5
Category: Geology   
Topic: Strata in Bessarabia. [Eichfield`s discovery of a stratum of lignite near Belgrade, reported in paragraph four of the Popular Science column (issue 60), is elaborated and compared with recent observations made in other European countries]
Source: Gornoi Journal, No. X   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Limneology), Para 7
Category: Geology   Lakes   Folklore   Classical Mythology   
Topic: Lake of Circknickzerksey. [Its waters rush out of the ground and disappear as quickly, according to Laetius. Is this how the Argonauts travelled underground?]
Source: Laetius: Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis, xvii. 18   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Meteorology), Para 8
Category: Medicine   Circulatory System   
Topic: Effects of Condensed and Rarefied Air on the Pulse
Person: BRUNER, Dr. (of Berne)   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Mineralogy), Para 4
Category: Mineralogy   Palaeontology   Organic Minerals   
Topic: Lignite or Fossil Wood. [Eichfield has discovered fossil wood on one of the gulfs of the Danube, near Belgrade]
Person: EICHFIELD, M.   LICHFELDT, M.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 6
Category: Geology   Geomorphology   Mountains   
Topic: Aspect of Mountains. [This depends on the sort of rocks of which they are made]
Person: HUMBOLDT   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Antiquities), Para 3
Category: Agriculture   
Topic: Oats indigenous to Scotland. [It is not really known which country oats come from, nor any other sort of grain. Oats are definitely claimed for Scotland, however, by Boetius]
Person: BOETIUS, Hector   
Source: Cosmographe of Albion, Edinburgh 154   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Antiquities), Para 3
Category: Archaeology   Egypt   Agriculture   
Topic: Grain and Bread found in an Egyptian Tomb
Person: FONTENELLE   LE BAILLIF, M.   KUNTH, M.   RASPAIL   PASSALACQUA, M.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Tendency of Plants to approach the Light
Person: DECANDOLLE   
Source: Memoires de la Soc. d`Arcueil   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 957, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 9
Category: Astronomy   Literature   
Topic: The Copernican System not unknown to the Ancients
Source: Seneca: Nat. Quaest. vii.2   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 957, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 9
Category: Astronomy   
Topic: Lost Stars. [There are three lost stars in the constellation Hercules, besides others in other constellations]

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 957
Heading: Bread
Category: Geology   Steam Power   Penal Offences   Frauds   
Topic: [There is an illicit trade in pure Derbyshire spar, pulverized by steam engines to look like flour and sold to bakers]
Source: The Times   

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Reviews

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 949
Heading: Cousin`s New Philosophical Fragments
Category: Philosophy   
Title: Nouveaux Fragmens Philosophiques
Author: COUSIN, Victor   
French
Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 949
Heading: The Tower Menagerie
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Title: The Tower Menagerie; comprising the Natural History of the Animals contained in that Establishment; with Anecdotes of their Characters and History. Illustrated by Portraits of each, taken from Life, by Wiliam Harvey, and engraved on Wood by Branston and Wright. (Unpublished)

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 950
Heading: Agriculture
Category: Agriculture   Geography   Scotland   
Title: The Quarterly Journal of Agriculture, and the Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland. No. III
Author: CHALMERS, Dr.   FLEMING, Dr.   SINCLAIR, Mr.   SHIRREFF, Mr.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 950
Heading: Brockedon`s Passes of the Alps
Category: Geography   Mountains   Alps   
Title: Brockedon`s Passes of the Alps. No. 8. Published by the Author; and by Rodwell

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 950
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Communication   Signalling   
Title: A New System of Signals, by which Colours may be wholly dispensed with. Illustrated by Figures, and a Series of Evolutions, describing, in a familiar manner, the General Movements of the Fleet
Author: RAPER, Rear-Admiral   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 950
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Medicine   Health   
Title: Simplicity of Health; exemplified by Hortator
Author: HORTATOR   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 950
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Philosophy   Education   Science   Religion   
Title: On the Knowledge of Christ Crucified, and other Divine Comtemplations. [...] With an Introductory Essay by the Rev. David Young, Perth
Author: HALE, Sir Matthew   
Attribution: Lord Chief Justice of King`s Bench, England

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