Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 52; Volume 72

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Contents

Address by the President Professor JAMES DEWAR M A LL D F R S
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Experiments for Improving the Construction of Practical Standards
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Seismological Investigations Seventh Report of the Committee consisting
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Magnetic Observations at Falmouth Report of the Committee consisting
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Report on the Theory of Pointgroups PART II By FRANCES HARDCASTLE
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Meteorological Observations on Ben Nevis Report of the Committee consist
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Absorption Spectra and Chemical Constitution of Organic Substances
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On the Curves of Molecular Vibrations of Quinone
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Hydroaromatic Compounds with Single Nucleus By ARTHUR W CROSSLEY
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Wavelength Tables of the Spectra of the Elements and Compounds Report
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The Nature of Alloys Report of the Committee consisting of Mr F
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Our Present Knowledge of Aromatic Diazocompounds By GILBERT
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Registration of Type Specimens of British Fossils Report of the Committee
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the Evidence which may be adduced from such List in support of
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Photographs of Geological Interest in the United Kingdom Thirteenth
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Kesh Caves co Sligo Report of the Committee consisting of Dr R
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Occupation of a Table at the Zoological Station at Naples Report
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Investigations made at the Marine Biological Laboratory Plymouth Report
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Index Generum et Specierum Animalium Report of the Committee consist
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The Resistance of Road Vehicles to Traction Report of the Committee con
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Small Screw Gauge Report of the Committee consisting of Sir W
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Ethnological Survey of Canada Report of the Committee consisting
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Anthropological Photographs Interim Report of the Committee consisting
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The Age of Stone Circles Report of the Committee consisting of Dr J
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On Esplorations at Knossos in Crete Report of the Committee consisting
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Investigation of the Cyanophyceć Report of the Committee consisting
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The Teaching of Science in Elementary Schools Report of the Committee
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SECTION A MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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Discussion on the Nebula surrounding Nova Persei opened by A R Hinks
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BRYAN Sc D F R S
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On Mapcolouring By Professor A C Dixon Sc D
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On the Newtonian Potential By Professor A C Dixon Sc D
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Matrix Notation in the Theory of Screws By R W H T Hudson M A
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On a Practical Rule for finding the Perimeter of an Ellipse By THOMAS Muir O M G F R S
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A Theorem in Determinants By A 1 ROBB
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a Preliminary Study for a Standard of Light By J E PETAVEL
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Spectrograms of Jupiter Uranus and Vesta By Percival LOWELL
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On Experiments to Ascertain the Amount of Carbonic Anhydride
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The Colour of Iodinecontaining Compounds By Miss IDA SMEDLEY
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GEOLOGY
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On the Marine Fauna of the Boulder Clay By JOSEPH WRIGHT F G S
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Fossils from Cretaceous Strata in the Salt Range of India By Professor
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Report on the Erratic Blocks of the British Isles p 252
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
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Address by Professor G B Howes D Sc LL D F R S President of
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Third Report on the Coral Reefs of the Indian Region p 281
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
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On the Structure of the Scales in the Cod By II W MARETT TIMS
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Address by Colonel Sir T H HOLDICH C B K C I E F R G S President
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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12
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On some Features of the Cork Rivervalleys By J PORTER
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Address by EDWIN CANNAN M A LL D President of the Section
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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12
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The Effects on Ireland of the Adoption of Free Trade by the United
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Some Urgent Needs of a Great City By Miss L A WALKINGTON
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Address by Professor John PERRY D Sc F R S President of the Section
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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12
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Address by A C Haddon M A Sc D F R S M R I A President of
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The Manufacture of Arrow and Spearheads By W J KNOWLES
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On Perforated Stone Amulets By F T ELWORTHY F S A
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Address by Professor W D HALLIBURTON M D F R S President
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A Case of Paralysis of Convergence By CYRIL Shaw M D
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Notes on a Census of the Flora of the Australian Alps Part I
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Resistance of Seeds to High Temperatures By HENRY H Dixon
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On the Occurrence of the Nodular Concretions Coal Balls in the Lower
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The Composition of the Flora of the Northeast of Ireland By R LLOYD
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The Introduction of Practical Instruction into Irish National Schools
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Report on the Conditions of Health Essential to the carryingon of
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Peport of the Conference of Delegates of Corresponding Societies held
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The Movements of Underground Waters of Northwest Yorkshire
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