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THE

EDINBURGH NEW
PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL,

EXHIBITING A VIEW OF THE

PROGRESSIVE DISCOVERIES AND IMPROVEMENTS

IN THE

SCIENCES AND THE ARTS.

CONDUCTED BY

ROBERT JAMESON,

REGIUS PROFESSOR OF NATURAL HISTORY, LECTURER ON MINERALOGY, AND KEEPER OP

THE MUSEUM IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH ;
Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh ; Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy; of the

Royal Society of Sciences of Denmark; of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Berlin ; of the Royal Academy of
Naples; of the Geological Society of France; Honorary Member of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta ; Fellow of
the Royal Linnean, and of the Geological Societies of London ; of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, and
of the Cambridge Philosophical Society ; of the Antiquarian, Wernerian Natural History, Royal Medical, Royal
Physical, and Horticultural Societies of Edinburgh ; of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland ; of
the Antiquarian and Literary Society of Perth ; of the Statistical Society of Glasgow ; of the Royal Dublin
Society; of the York, Bristol, Cambrian, Whitby, Northern, and Cork Institutions ; of the Natural History So-
ciety of Northumberland, Durham, and Newcastle ; of the Imperial Pharmaceutical Society of Petersburgh ; of
the Natural History Society of Wetterau ; of the Mineralogical Society of Jena ; of the Royal Mineralogical So.
ciety of Dresden; of the Natural History Society of Paris ; of the Philomathic Society of Paris ; of the Natural
History Society of Calvados ; of the Senkenberg Society of Natural History; of the Society of Natural Sciences
and Medicine of Heidelberg ; Honorary Member of the Literary and Philosophical Society of New York ; of
the New York Historical Society; of the American Antiquarian Society; of the Academy of Natural Sciences of
Philadelphia ; of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York ; of the Natural History Society of Montreal ; of
the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts ; of the Geological

of the Boston Society of Natural History of the United States ; of the South African
Institution of the Cape of Good Hope ; Honorary Member of the Statistical Society of France ; Member of the
Entomological Society of Stettin, &c. &c. &c.

OCTOBER 1843. .... APRIL 1844.

VOL. XXXVI.
TO BE CONTINUED QUARTERLY.

EDINBURGH:
ADAM & CHARLES BLACK, EDINBURGH:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN & LONGMANS, LONDON.

1844.

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inferences suggested by these notices as to

the causes of the Shock. By David Milne,

Esq., F.R.S.E., M.W.S., F.G.S., &c. Com-
municated by the Author. (Continued from

Vol. XXXV. page 159), . . .

IX. On Cutting Half-Round, and other Curved-

Faced Files. By the late Sir John Robison,

K.H., F.R.S.E., F.R.S.S.A. (Communicated

by the Royal Scottish Society of Arts),

Report of Committee, . . . .

Extract from Letter Messrs Johnson, Gammell,

and Co., Sheffield, to the late Sir John Robison,

K.H., F.R.S.E., . .

.

X. An Account of Experiments with Thermo-

Hydro-Electrical Currents, with an Exami-

nation of the Metals exposed to Thermo-

Electric Action. By M. R. ADIE of Liver-

pool. Concluded from p. 353 of preceding

Volume (Vol. XXXV.) Communicated by

the Author, . . . . . 90

Hydro-Electrical Currents, .

The Metals exposed to Thermo-Electric action, .

XI. On the Determination of the Index of Refrac-

tion by the Sextant, and also by means of an

Instrument depending on a new Optical Me--

thod of ascertaining the Angles of Prisins.

By WILLIAM SWAN, Esq. (With a Plate.)

Communicated by the Royal Scottish Society

of Arts, . . . . . 102

XII. On Solar Radiation, . . . . 113

XIII. On the Progress of Ethnology. By Dr HODG-

KIN. (Communicated to this Journal by

the Ethnological Society of London), - 118

XIV. Route to India. By CHARLES MACLAREN,

Esq., F.R.S.E. With a Map. Communi-

cated by the Author, . . . . . 136

XV. Report of the Researches of M. Agassiz during

his last two sojourns at l'Hôtel-des-Neuchâ-

telois, upon the Lower Glacier of the Aar,

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