The American Journal of Science

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J.D. & E.S. Dana, 1880 - Science

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Geology and Mineralogy Sketches of the Physical Geography and Geology
Physical Structure and Hypsometry of
Recent Explorations in the Wappinger Valley Lime
Companion of Sirius by Asaph Hall 45 V
Oxidation of Hydrochloric Acid Solutions of Anti
Occurrence of true Lingula in the Trenton Lime
Substances possessing the power of Developing
Chemistry and Physics Volumetric determination of Active Oxygen in
Astronomy Elements of the Comet discovered by J M Sohberle
Contributions to Meteorology by Elias Loomis
Observations on Mount Etna by S P Langley 33
Antiquity of Certain Subordinate Types of Freshwater
Boltzmans Method for Determining the Velocity of
Botany and Zoology Action of Light on Vegetation 74 Criticism of the accounts
New Action of Magnetism on a Permanent
Colors of Thin Blowpipe Deposits by C H Koyl 187
Geological Relations of the Limestone Belts of West
Permian and other Paleozoic Groups of the Kanab
Notice of Jurassic Mammals representing
Geology and Natural History Geological relations and fossil remains of
Obituary Louis Francois de Pourtales 253 Professor B B Andrews 255
Floating Magnets by R B Warder and W
Paleontologieal and Embryological Development
New Planetary Nebulae by E C Pickering 303
Physics Photographs of Star Spectra W Huggins 317 Direct measure of
Geology The present state of the Evidence bearing upon the Question of
The Study of Earthquakes
Miscellaneous Scientific Intelligence Movement of Glaciers Koch and Klocke

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