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Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 379
Heading: Royal Institution
Category: Physics   Optics   Microscopy   Glass   Natural History   Art   
Topic: [Farraday`s] experiments [in association with Dollond] to obtain a perfect material for the object-glasses of telescopes. [Account of the variable refracting properties of different densities of glass.] [At the same meeting, the exhibition of a specimen of New Forest Oak timber, to show its strength, by Mrs. Jones and Mr. Henning]
Person: FARADAY   DOLLOND   HERSCHEL   WOLLASTON   YOUNG   DAVY, Sir Humphrey   FRAUENHASSER   JONES, Mrs.   HENNING, Mr.   
Institution: Royal Institution   Royal Society   Society of Objects in Natural History and the Fine Arts   
Lecture, June, 1829
Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 381, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Chromatology), Para 1
Category: Marine Biology   Zoology   Botany   
Topic: Colour of Hydrophytes. [Vegetation taken from deep seas proves that plants may be intensely coloured without exposure to strong light. The phosphorescent glow of marine animals is also remarked upon, in evocative prose].
Person: HUMBOLDT   BONPLAND   ELLIS   
Signed: ST. VINCENT, M. Bory

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Antediluvian Botany), Para 4
Category: Natural History   Biology   Evolution   
Topic: Nature of Vegetation at different Epochs of the Crust of the Globe
Person: BROUGNIART, M. Adolphi   
Source: Annales des Sciences Histoire Naturelles   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Dendrology), Para 2
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: Cedars of Lebanon in England. [Dimensions of notable old trees]
Person: CARNARVON, Lord   UVEDALE, Dr.   
Source: Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Trees   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Xulonology), Para 3
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: Fancy Woods. [Accounts of: Zebra-wood, Coromandel-wood, Satin-wood, Sandal-wood, Amboyna-wood, Botany Bay Oak, Ebony, Acker-wood, Canary-wood, Purple-wood, Bird`s-eye maple, Snake-wood, Harewood, Calamander-wood]
Person: BROWNRIGG, Sir Robert [Late Governor of Ceylon]   
Source: Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Trees   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Varieties
Heading: Child with Two Heads Living, Para 2
Category: Medicine   Congenital Abnormalities   Disability   
Topic: [A description of Ritta Christina, and examples of two-headed people in folklore and medical history]
Person: SAINTE HILAIRE, Geoffroy   RITTA-CHRISTINA   MARTINEZ, M.   BUCHANAN   SIGEBERT   
Source: Le Globe   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Varieties
Heading: Death of Sir Humphry Davy, Para 1
Category: Science   Biography   
Topic: [His main distinctions are in the study of the Voltaic battery, his discovery of sodium and potassium and in the invention of the safety-lamp]
Obituary
Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Varieties
Heading: Prizes of the French Academy of Sciences, Para 3
Category: Zoology   Animal Physiology   
Topic: [The question proposed for the Alhumbert prize is] to show [...] the changes undergone by the skeleton and muscles of frogs and salamanders, at different periods of their life. [There have been no candidates for the prize yet and the committee has extended the time limit and raised the prize money. Another prize has been given for a paper on circulation of the blood, but less than that originally offered]

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 383, Section: Varieties
Heading: Advertisement, Para 8
Category: Medicine   Public Health   Hydrotherapy   
Topic: [Official endorsement by the Athenaeum of Green`s baths, in Great Marlborough-st, London, on the recommendation of Halford. The "advertisment" has already appeared in a Salisbury newspaper]
Person: HALFORD, Sir Henry   
Source: Salisbury and Winchester Journal, June 8, 1829   
Advertisement
Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 383
Heading: The Miner`s Bride
Category: Literature   Short Stories   Mining   
Topic: [Anonymous piece of short romantic fiction set in a mining community in Northern France] To be continued.
Short Story
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Reviews

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 373
Heading: Phenomena of the Human Mind
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   Science   
Title: Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind
Author: MILL, James   
Attribution: Author of the "History of British India" and "Elements of Political Economy"

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