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illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... Art. XII. Proceedings of
the Royal Society of London. The following papers have been read at
the table of the Royal Society since the Christmas vacation.
January 18, 1821.--An account of the comparison of various British
standards of linear measure, by Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S. An
account of the urinary organs and urine of two species of the genus
Rana, byJohn Davy, M.D. F.R.S. Jan. 25. An account of a micrometer
made of rock crystal, by Mr. George Dollond. Feb. 1.--The Bakerian
lecture: on the best kind of steel and form of a compass needle, by
Captain Henry Kater. Feb. 8.--Notice respecting a lunar volcano, by
Captain Henry Kater. Feb, 15.--An account of observations of the
eclipse of the sun on the 7th September, 1820, with the equatorial
sector belonging to the RadclifTe Observatory, by the Reverend
Abram Robertson, D.D. Sav. Prof. Astron. Feb 22--A further account
of fossil bones, discovered in caverns in the limestone rock of
Plymouth, by Joseph Whidbey, Esq. March 1.--On the aeriform
compounds of charcoal and hydrogen, with an account of some
additional experiments on the gases from oil and coal, by William
Henry, M.D. March 8.--On the length of the seconds pendulum in
different latitudes, by Captain Edward Sabine. March
15.--Observations on naphthaline, a peculiar substance resembling a
concrete essential oil, which is apparently produced during the
decomposition of coal tar by exposure to a red heat, by J. Kidd,
M.D. Professor of Anatomy at Oxford. March 21.--On the papyri of
Herculaneum, by Sir H. Davy, bart. P.R.S. March 28.--On the
aberration of compound lenses and object glasses, by J. F. W.
Herschel, Esq. An account of the skeleton of the Dugong, by Sir E.
Home, Bart. Art. XIII. ANALYSIS OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS. 1. A System...
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