Nature, Volume 74

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1906 - Electronic journals
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Page 192 - In the dietary studies made in connection with the nutrition investigations of the Office of Experiment Stations of the United States Department of Agriculture...
Page 144 - Associate of the Central Technical College, City and Guilds of London, Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, Yorkshire College, Victoria University ; and HERBERT PERKIN, MIME, Certificated Colliery Manager, Assistant Lecturer in the Mining Department of the Yorkshire College, Victoria University.
Page 86 - Rates of Chronometers on trial for Purchase by the Board of Admiralty, at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 184,0 to 1865.
Page 248 - EisenhiUtcnleute, expressed the sympathy and best wishes of the society with the undertaking. MR. FC FORTH, principal of the Municipal Technical Institute, Belfast, has sent us a copy of an interesting article on the compilation of technical students' records reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland (vol. vi., No. 3). The system advocated of chronicling for ready reference data relative to students...
Page 53 - style is very discursive, and the book is full of smoke-room gossip and snatches of sailors' songs. It is illustrated by some good photographs, and in an appendix is a list of some shells and corals which the author collected in the Society Islands. The Wild Fauna and Flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Page 232 - I have given in the last two columns the number of journals which different countries take into account, and the ratio of the number of slips to the number of publications. Here again it is difficult to estimate accurately how much value is to be attached to the figures, as there is no uniformity of selection as to what should and what should not be included in the catalogue. Journals which may only very seldom contain any paper which is to be included may unduly diminish the numbers in the last...
Page 249 - Some Physical Constants of Ammonia : a Study of the Effect of Change of Temperature and Pressure on an Easily Condensible Gas.
Page 168 - ... our inland waterways, this subject has been given precedence of the other branches, and forms the main purport of this book, though the other branches are occasionally referred to. The appearance of the volume is in any case very opportune, for...
Page 234 - ... distinguished by the fact that it is the longest possible which can be traced along the land covering the earth's surface. It runs about 30 east of Greenwich, and a large portion of it passes through Africa. Owing to the great energy and enterprise of Sir David Gill, the work of measuring this arc is well in hand, though at the present moment want of funds threatens to endanger its completion. The Egyptian Survey entrusted to Captain Lyons will no doubt receive continued support, and by an...
Page 89 - The author shows that the flow of water in a given direction through a column of sand is proportional to the difference in pressure at the ends of the column, and inversely proportional to the length of the column, and is also dependent upon a factor which he terms the transmission constant of the sand.

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