The American Naturalist Volume 11

The American Naturalist Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES. National Academy Of Sciences. Washington, April 17-20.--The following new members were elected: Elliott Coues, U. S. A., Washington, D. C.; J. W. Draper, New York; Henry Draper, New York; S. H. Scudder, Cambridge, Mass.; C. S. Peirce, Cambridge, Mass. Following are the titles of the papers on natural science: On the Young Stages of some Osseous Fishes, the Results of Deep-Sea Dredgings, by Alexander Agassiz; On Critical Periods in the History of the Earth, and their Relations to Evolution, and on the Quarternary at such a Period; On the Structure of the Crystalline Lens and its Relative Periscopism, by Joseph Le Conte; On the Structare of the Henry Mountains, by G. K. Gilbert; On the Public Domain, by J. W. Powell; Remarks on some Artesian Wells along the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming Territory, by F. V. Hayden. American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia, January 5, 1877.--Mr. Britton exhibited specimens of artificial fuel manufactured from the peat-bogs near Syracuse, New York, and remarked its resemblance to the lignite of southwest Arkansas. Professor Lesley read characteristic portions of a paper by Mr. Lesquereux, introductory to the Flora of the Carboniferous of North America, now in preparation for the Report of Progress of the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. January 19, 1877.--Professor Lesley presented a paper on the first systematic collection and discussion of the Venango Company Oil Wells of Western Pensylvania, 'by E. S. Nettleton, C. E. General Kane read a description of his recent explorations in Coahuila, exhibiting photographs of Mexicans and describing the migrations of Indians. February 2, 1877.--Professor Cope exhibited some fragmentary crania of Dinosauria from more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781872
  • 9781236781871