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PROFESSORS B. SILLIMAN, B. SILLIMAN, JR.,

AND

JAMES D. DANA,

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IN CONNECTION WITH

IN CONNECTION WITH S TOOL PROF. ASA GRAY, OF CAMBRIDGE, IGAL PROF. LOUIS AGASSIZ, OF CAMBRIDGE T DR. WOLCOTT GIBBS, OF NEW YORK.

SECOND SERIES.

VOL. XXVII.-MAY, 1859.

WITH A PLATE.

NEW HAVEN: EDITORS.

1859.

E. BAYES, PRINTER.

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Chemistry and Physics.--On the Siliciuret of Hydrogen, 123.-On protoxyd of iron with

caustic potash as a reducing agent, 124.-On the lodid of Methylen : On the action of

Ammonia upon Glyoxal : On the constitution of Tantalite, 125.-On Niobium, 126.-

On the constitution of titaniferous iron ores, 127.-On a new acid oblained by the oxyd.

ation of malic acid : Remarks on Chemical Science, by Sir John HERSCHEL, 128.-

An account of sume experiments on Radiant Heat, etc., by Mr. B. STEWART, 132.-

On the Phosphorescent appenrance of Electrical Discharges in a Vacuum made in

Flint and Potash Glass, by Mr. J. P. Gassiot, 133.--On Induced Electric Discharges

when taken in Aqueous Vapor,' by Mr. J. P. Gassiot, 134.

Geology.-On Marcou's “Geology of North America," by Prof. AGA8812, 134.- Reply to

Prof. Agassiz on Marcou's Geology of North America, by JAMES D. DANA, 137.-On

some points in American Geological History, by Prof. JAMES SAFFORD, 140.—Post-pleio-

cene of Lewiston, Maine : Untersuchungen über die Entwichelungs-Gesetze der or.

ganischen Welt, etc., by Dr. H. G. Bronn: Further Contributions to the Palæontology

of the Tilestones or Silurio-Devonian Strata of Scotland, by Mr. D. Page, 141.

Botany and Zoology.--Nereis Boreali-Americana ; or Contributions to the History of the

Marine Algæ of North America, by Prof. William HENRY HARVEY, M.D., M.R.I.A.,

F.L.S., 142.--Species Filicum; being descriptions of all known Ferns, by Sir WILLIAM

JACKSON HOOKER, K.H., &c., 146.--Catalogue of North American Birds, by Prof.

Spencer F. BAIRD, 147.-Odontology, by Prof. OWEN, 148.

Astronomy.--Douati's®Comet, or the Great Comet of 1858, 148.

Miscellaneous Scientific Intelligence.-Tables, Meteorological and Physical, prepared for

the Smithsonian Institution by ARNOLD Gurot, 149.-On the Heating of the At.
mosphere by Contact with the Earth's Surface, by Prof. HENNESSY : On the De-
crease of Temperature over Elevated Ground, by Prof. HENNESSY, 151.-Death of

Gen. Sir William Reid, R. E., 153.- Journal of the Royal Dublin Society : Chimie ap-

pliqué à la Viticulture et à l'Enologie, 155.- Post-pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina,

by FRANCIS S. Holmes, A.M. : The Medical Application of Electricity, by WILLIAM

F. CHANNING, M.D.: New Publications, 156.

Page.

Art. XVII. The Atlantic Cable ; by George MATHIOT.-(In å

letter to Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. U. S. Coast Survey.) . 157

XVIII. On the Variation of the Magnetic Needle at Hudson,

Ohio; by Prof. Elias Loonis, . . . . . 167

XIX. On the Dynamics of Ocean Currents; by Lieut. E. B. Hunt, 169

XX. Report on Duponi's Ariesian Well at Louisville, Ky. ; by

Prof. J. LAWRENCE Smith, M.D., . . . . . 174

XXI. On Modes of increasing the Heat of the Mouth Blowpipe,

and some new Blowpipe Manipulations; by Prof. HENRY

WURTZ,

· · · · · · · · 179

XXII. On the Pendulum; by F. A. P. BARNARD, Prest. Univ.

Mississippi—with a description of an Electric Clock, con.

structed by E. S. Ritchie.-With a Plate,

XXIII. Enumeration of Ferns collected by Mr. Charles Wright,

in Eastern Cuba in 1856–7; by Daniel C. Eaton, · · 197

XXIV. Some observations on the Motions of certain Winding

Plants; by Prof. WM. H. BREWER, · · · · 202

XXV. On some Anomalies in the Florida Gulf Stream, and on

their further Investigation ; by Lieut. E. B. Hunt, , 206

XXVI. Abstract of a Meteorological Journal, kept at Marietta,

Ohio; by S. P. HILDRETII, M.D., . . . . . 214

XXVII. Remarks on the Lower Cretaceous beds of Kansas and

Nebraska ; by F. B. Meek and F. V. Hayden, . . 219

XXVIII. Geographical Notices.-No. VI, . . . . 227

XXIX. Analysis of the White Sulphur Water of the Artesian

Well of Lafayette, Indiana ; by Charles M. WETHERILL,

Ph.D., M.D., • • • • • • • • 241

XXX. On the Measurement of the Striæ of Diatoms; by W. S.

SULLIVANT and T. G. WORMLEY, . . . . . 249

XXX. Correspondence of Prof. JEROME NICKLÈS-On the nature

of simple bodies, 252.-Spontaneous Generation, 253.-

Ozonometry in the Crimea : Dynamoscopy, 254.- Artificial

Coutchouc, 255.—Photochemical experiments, 257.—Re.

production of engravings by means of Phosphorus, 258.--

Chemical nomenclature : Bibliography, 259.

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