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Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 33-34
Heading: State of the Literary Market in England. From Mr. H. C.---n to M. Ladvocat, au Palais Royal
Category: Literature   Travel   Philosophy   Craniology   
Topic: [A mildly satirical account of books which sell in England, as compared with France. Books on metaphysics are more popular in France. H. C. had consequently asked a number of eminent and/or infamous persons if they would like to write a book on the human mind. H. C.`s letter to Ladvocat contains the answers he received including the reply in full he received from De Quincy]
Person: LADVOCAT, M.   DE QUINCY, O.   COPLESTONE, Dr. (Bishop of Llandaff)   SMITH, Horace   MORISON, (Hygenist)   COLERIDGE   BELSHAM, (Unitarian preacher)   LAWRENCE (Painter)   
Letter Signed: H. C. , Mr.

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 44-45, Section: Foreign Notices
Heading: The Italian Universities
Category: Education   Law   Legal Science   Political Science   Philosophy   Archaeology   
Topic: [An account of the range of subjects taught at the Italian universities for Athenaeum readers]
Institution: Arcigymnasium della Sapienza, Rome   University of Bologna   University of Perugia   University of Pisa   University of Padua   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Agriculture), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Periodicals   
Topic: Hay-making Marmots. [According to the Medical Gazette, marmots dry grass in the sun, and, using "an old she marmot as a cart", heap the hay on her stomach and drag her home. The Athenaeum pours scorn on this unlikely report]
Source: Medical Gazette   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Antiquities), Para 2
Category: Palaeontology   Geology   Natural History   Christian Religion   
Topic: [Bones of hyenas and rhinoceroses etc have been found in a cave in Yorkshire. Animal bones have also been found in caves in Europe and there has been a similar recent find near Maidstone, Kent. Buckland suggests that the bones date from a time "anterior to the deluge of Noah". Ranking dates the bones much later, suggesting they are from captive wild animals shown in nearby Roman amphitheatres. Other remains (of elephants and mammoths) in Behring`s Straits, Ranking believes came from animals belonging to the Turks, Moguls and Chinese and carried by river to the Arctic. The Athenaeum waits for the bones to be compared with those of modern animals]
Person: BUCKLAND   RANKING, Mr. J.   
Source: Buckland: Reliquiae Diluvianae   Brande`s Journal   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Chemistry), Para 1
Category: Medicine   Integumentary System   Hair   Engineering   
Topic: Indestructibility of Hair. [Some hair dating back to Charles II has been found caulking an oak plank from an old ship. Hair was used as caulking material by the navy until 1791. No other animal substance could survive the continual exposure to water]
Person: RICE, Mr.   KNOWLES, Mr.   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Geography), Para 3
Category: Zoology   Zoogeography   Icthyology   Literature   
Topic: Fishes peculiar to certain Lakes. [Josephus says the fishes of Lake Gennesareth are unique. Hasselquist says the fish are the same as those in the Nile. Josephus also says the fountain of Capernaum is a tributary of the Nile]
Person: JOSEPHUS   HASSELQUIST   
Source: Josephus, Antiq. iii 18 and De Bello Jud.   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: The Nut-hatch. [A captive nuthatch was seen to pivot on its feet and use its whole head as a hammer, trying to peck its way free]
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 6
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Actinozoa   
Topic: Coral Polypi. [Quoy and Gaimard, the Naturalists of the Astrolabe`s recent expedition, concentrated on the "polypi" inhabiting coral. The polypi are not, as has been conjectured, one massive single organism. The coral animals have a popular reputation for poisoning fish but fish do not seem to feed on them at all. Nor are they eaten by people]
Person: QUOY   GAIMARD   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45
Heading: The Colosseum
Category: Science   Literature   Art   
Topic: [Account of the building of Horner`s Colosseum, London, including general comments upon achieving a desirable balance between science, literature and the arts in public planning]
Person: HORNER, Mr.   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Anthropology   Morphology   Medicine   Mammary Glands   
Topic: Singular Woman at Marseilles. [Report of woman with a breast at her hip]
Person: CUVIER   ROBERT, M.   
Source: Cuvier: Analyse des Travaux de l`Acad. Roy. de Sciences   
Institution: Academie Royale, Paris   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Medicine   Psychosomatic Aspects of Disease   Psychology   Psychic Phenomena   Magic   
Topic: Singular Fancies of Hypochondriacs, Etc. [An example of sensory illusion; examples of a malign auto-suggestion in women allegedly influenced by horrible sights while pregnant; also an example of synecdochism or sympathetic magic]
Person: PASCAL   MALEBRANCHE, M.   LAVATER   
Source: Dictionnaire Infernal   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Crustaceology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Crustacea   
Topic: Land Crabs. [Quoy and Gaimard found a very large pagura (crab) in the forests of Guam. There are two kinds of this crab, one lives on land and the other on water]
Person: QUOY   GAIMARD   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 7
Category: Entomology   Literature   
Topic: Eyes of the Whirl-Wig. [The Gyrinus natator has two sets of eyes, one for seeing under the water and the other, above]

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 9
Category: Icthyology   Ecology   
Topic: Fish Spawn transported by Beetles. [A large beetle, perhaps called Hydrophilus picea, eats fish spawn and probably deposits it in ponds and lakes some distance from where it was laid]

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 9
Category: Icthyology   Fish Breeding   Agriculture   
Topic: Artificial Propagation of Herrings. [A fish breeding experiment made by Dr. Franklin of New England. He transported herring spawn to waters not visited by the fish. The spawn hatched and the herrings came back to the same place the next year]
Person: FRANKLIN, Dr. (of New England)   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 11
Category: Zoology   Chiroptera   Bats   Animal Habits   Ecology   
Topic: Bats in January. [In order to survive, common bats must have a more varied diet than the moths they feed on later in the year. A captive bat accepted every sort of insect that was fed to it]
Source: Companion to the Almanac   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 11
Category: Zoology   Horses   Literature   
Topic: Toed Horses. [Examples of horses with different numbers of toes]
Person: BREDIN, M.   SUETONIUS   PLUTARCH   CAESAR, Julius   
Institution: Royal Veterinary School, Lyons   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 11
Category: Zoology   Ruminantia   Giraffes   
Topic: Two species of Giraffe. [One is native to the Cape of Good Hope and the other to Nubia, according to the naturalist St. Hilaire]
Person: SAINTE HILAIRE, Geoffroy   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 10
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: The Heather-bluiter of the Scotch. [The common bittern is inaccurately represented in some poetry, according to the Athenaeum writer. Thompson, in the "Seasons", seems to think the bittern makes its booming call with its head under water. Southey describes its spiral flight more accurately]
Person: THOMPSON, James   SOUTHEY   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   Classical Literature   
Topic: Flora Virgiliana. [A number of different attempts compared, to identify the plants mentioned by Virgil. The speculations of Tenore are given in detail]
Person: VIRGIL   SPRENGEL   MARTIN   FEE, M. (of Paris)   TENORE, (of Naples)   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Mineralogy), Para 4
Category: Mineralogy   Geology   Gold   
Topic: Washing of Gold. [The practice of washing gold on the Rhine only ceased in 1824]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Mineral, Juin, p. 533   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: New Sensitive Plant of Australia. [Parts of the flowers of stylidium move if touched. This must be the plant`s device for the dispersal of pollen]
Source: New South Wales Journal   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-animated Nature. (Geology), Para 3
Category: Geology   
Topic: Submergence of the Continents. [Have the continents been submerged under water more than once?]
Person: PREVOST, M. Constant   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-animated Nature. (Vegetable Geography), Para 2
Category: Botany   Trees   Ecology   Climate   
Topic: Plants of the Polar and Temperate Regions

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Category: Travel   Transport   Communication   
Topic: Comparative Speed of English and Russian Travelling

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   Tortoises   
Topic: Longevity of the Tortoise. [The great ages of the tortoises at Lambeth and Fulham palaces, respectively]

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   Classical Literature   
Topic: Flora Classica. [An anthology in preparation, of botanical references in classical literature]
Person: BILLERBECK, Dr. J.   
Source: Annonc. Scient. de Gotting, p. 479   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Meteorology), Para 7
Category: Climate   Ecology   Religion   Literature   
Topic: Supposed Change of Climate. [Schouw of Copenhagen has argued against the theory of a large-scale change of climate, affecting certain parts of the earth in the distant past. He cites references from the bible and classical literature to prove that the date palm grew the same in Palestine then as it does now]
Person: SCHOUW, Prof.   PLINY   TACITUS   JOSEPHUS   STRABO   SICULUS, Diodorus   THEOPHRASTUS   
Source: Oken`s Isis   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Nepheology), Para 6
Category: Meteorology   Clouds   
Topic: Arched Clouds. [A form of wane cloud, called "Windreels" in Kent. An example, perhaps of the same (continuous) cloud, noted at Blackheath and Plymouth in May, 1828]
Person: HARVEY   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 5
Category: Geography   South America   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: Mount Sorata
Person: PENTLAND   
Source: Annales des Sciences   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Useful Arts. (Culinary Chemistry), Para 1
Category: Food   Cookery   
Topic: To render Meat tender. [A description of slow-cooking, in the residual warmth of an extinguished fire]
Source: Journal des Conn. Usuelles   

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Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 36-37
Heading: Practical Chemistry
Category: Science   Chemistry   
Title: Chemical Re-Agents or Tests; and their application in analysing Waters, Earths, Soils, Metalliferous Ores, Metallic Alloys, Etc.
Author: ACCUM, F.   

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