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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 OF

THE MUSEUM IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH ;
Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh; of the Antiquarian, Wernerian and Horti-

cultural Societies of Edinburgh; Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and of the Royal
Dublin Society; Fellow of the Linnean and Geological Societies of London; Honorary Member
of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta ; of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, and of the Cam-
bridge Philosophical Society; of the York, Bristol, Cambrian, Northern, and Cork Institutions ;
of the Natural History Society of Northumberland, Durham, and Newcastle; of the Royal So-
ciety of Sciences of Denmark; of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Berlin; of the Royal Aca-
demy of Naples; of the Imperial Natural History Society of Moscow; of the Imperial Phar-
maceutical Society of Petersburgh ; of the Natural History Society of Wetterau ; of the Mine-
ralogical Society of Jena; of the Royal Mineralogical Society of Dresden; of the Natural His-
tory 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 Aca.
demy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York; of
the Natural History Society of Montreal, &c. &c.

OCTOBER 1830... APRIL 1831.

TO BE CONTINUED QUARTERLY.

EDINBURGH:
PRINTED FOR ADAM BLACK, NORTH BRIDGE, EDINBURGH ;
• .it AND LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, & GREEN,

LONDON.

1831.

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ART. IX. On the Characters and Affinities of certain Genera

chiefly belonging to the Flora Peruviana. By Mr.

David Don, Librarian to the Linnean Society,

Member of the Imperial Academy Naturæ Curio-

sorum, of the Royal Botanical Society of Ratis-
bon, and of the Wernerian Society of Edinburgh,

&c. - - - - - 112

X. New Observations on the Blood-like Phenomena ob-

served in Egypt, Arabia, and Siberia, with a View

and Critique of the early Accounts of Similar Ap-

pearances. By Mr C. G. EHRENBERG, - 122

XI. Observations on the Greenland Sea, as connected

with the late Disasters in Baffin's Bay. By Tho-

MAS LATTA, M. D. Member of the Wernerian So-

ciety. With a Map. Communicated by the Au-

thor,

- - - - 136

XII. Observations on the History and Progress of Com-

parative Anatomy. By DaviD CRAIGIE, M.D.

&c. Communicated by the Author, - 146

XIII. On the occurrence of Chalk and Chalk-flint in Banff-

shire. By JAMES CHRISTIE, Esq. Secretary to

the Banff. Communicated by the Author, 163

XIV. Account of Aërial Shadows seen from the Cairngorm

Mountains. By John MACPHERSON GRANT, Esq.

jun. of Ballindalloch. In a Letter to the Editor, 165

XV. Description of several New or Rare Plants which

have lately flowered in the neighbourhood of Edin-

burgh, and chiefly in the Royal Botanic Garden.

By Dr GRAHAM, Professor of Botany in the Uni-

versity of Edinburgh, - - - 166

XVI. Celestial Phenomena from January 1. to April 1.

1831, calculated for the Meridian of Edinburgh,

Mean Time. By Mr GEORGE INNES, Astrono-

mical Calculator, Aberdeen,

- 172

XVII. Proceedings of the Wernerian Natural History So-

ciety, - - - .

175

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