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Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Mollusca   Mussels   
Topic: Travelling of Muscle-shells

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 5
Category: Entomology   Christian Religion   
Topic: Multiplication of Insects. [Experiment upon the eggs of the lime-tree tussock moth which shows what prolific breeders insects are. The most fertile animals, however, are flies.] We are lost when we reflect that God has created in the first of these animals a principle sufficing to supply a production for several thousand generations of this nature, which will continue to succeed each other unto the end of the world
Person: LYONNET   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 6
Category: Icthyology   
Topic: Swimming of Fishes. [The difference in the bulk of body and tail]

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 7
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Primates   
Topic: Baboons. [A story about a baboon carrying off a child near Cape Town, yet the child remaining unharmed. Perhaps the baboon was a mother who had lost her own offspring. Baboons love their young very much]

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Green Colour of Vegetables.[...]Hydrogen without light, and a small quantity of oxygen, is sufficient for vegetation

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 2
Category: Botany   Ecology   Philosophy   Christian Religion   
Topic: Mosses. [Their useful functions: to protect the roots of other plants in winter, to grow where nothing else can without impoverishing the soil, to convert watery habitats into "firm land" while purifying the water. To study them is to attend to "the infinitely little", one of two extremes between which Pascal says mankind is placed. The other is "the infinitely great" ]
Person: PASCAL   

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 426-427
Heading: The Antiquity of the Art of Paper-making
Category: Manufactures   Paper Industry   Paper   Communication   
Topic: [...] "a comparison of the process for making common papers, as now practised, with that which is recorded by the ancient writers". [The modern way of making paper seems the same as that recorded by Pliny]
Source: Musumeci: On the ancient use of various kinds of Paper, and the art of making it. Essay, Catania, 8vn. 1829   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 426
Heading: The Magazines
Category: Periodicals   Communication   
Topic: [Short comparative survey of current magazines and periodicals]
Source: Blackwood`s Magazine   Family   United Service   New Monthly   Fraser`s Magazine   
Ed`s Mark: D. & PICKEN (DILKE, Charles Wentworth [Dilke the Elder]; PICKEN, Dr. Andrew)

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 427-428
Heading: Stone Railways. To the Editor of the Athenaeum
Category: Engineering   Roads   Transport   Communication   
Topic: [A letter from "an old coachman" in St. Marylebone. It contains a plea for all roads to be built with two lines of curb-stones laid down the middle for the wheels of carriages. It shows the results of "an experiment made the other day with a double-bodied phaeton on three roads"]
Letter, 05/07/1830 Signed: D. F. W.; Ed`s Mark: WALKER

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 427
Heading: On the Natural Resources of Algiers. By G. de Hemso, late Consul-General of Sweden to the Regency of Tunis. To the Editor of the Athenaeum. London, June 1830
Category: Geography   North Africa   Algeria   Mountains   Geology   Mineralogy   Botany   Agriculture   Zoology   Hunting   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Letter to the Athenaeum from Smith containing extensive quotations from his friend De Hemso on Algiers. De Hemso`s account of Algiers is presented as fresh and original, observed at first hand, compared with "the thousand and one histories, descriptions and anecdotes, which temporary interest has heaped upon Algiers" and mostly taken from "Malte-Brun, Bruce, Pananti, and company"]
Letter Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 429
Heading: Age of Trees
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   Trees   Ecology   
Topic: [The accuracy of counting rings when working out a tree`s age. The variation in the width of rings depends on climate. Fir-trees growing near the snow-line of the Alps have many rings close together in a thin stem]
Person: LINNAEUS   
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: Bavaria, Para 20
Category: Geography   Germany   Demography   Statistics   
Topic: [Statistics on population in Bavaria, by province]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: Billiards, Para 8
Category: Mathematics   Games   
Topic: We noticed some time since a clever work on this subject, translated from the French of Captain Mingaud...
Person: MINGAUD, Capt.   
Source: Mingaud: The Noble Game of Billiards   

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: Fish, Para 19
Category: Icthyology   Statistics   Natural History   
Topic: [...] In the whole, the ancients distinguished and named one hundred and fifty kinds of fishes; of which Aristotle discovered forty different kinds...

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: Geography, Para 17
Category: Geography   Greece   Maps   
Topic: [New map of Greece]
Person: LEAKE, Col.   GELL, Sir William   

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: Japan, Para 22
Category: Exploration   Geography   Japan   
Topic: [Dr. Siebold was imprisoned by the Japanese, apparently for his curiosity. He has been released and allowed to bring away all his manuscripts and collections]
Person: SIEBOLD, Dr.   

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: New Food for Silk Worms, Para 13
Category: Entomology   Botany   Ecology   Animal Husbandry   Animal Produce   
Topic: [According to Clara Girodin, silkworms can feed just as successfully on the leaves of Scorsonera as they can on white mulberry leaves]
Person: GIRODIN, Clara   BOSC   
Institution: Royal Society, Lille   

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: School-system, Bavaria, Para 21
Category: Geography   Germany   Education   Statistics   
Topic: [Bavarian schools about to undergo their third reform in three years]
Institution: Government of Bavaria   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: The Genius of American Squibbing, Para 12
Category: Inventions   Art   Chemistry   Chemical Industry   Explosives   
Topic: [Satirical paragraph on the perfection of American fireworks. "An artist of Philadelphia" can now depict whole scenes in the sky. Will ephemeral pyrotechnic displays supersede oil paintings and watercolours?]

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