The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal Volume 9

The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...of soda or common salt. He finds that if used a little below saturation, it will preserve animal substances for an indefinite period, at all the temperatures of1 our atmosphere.--Trails, of the Society of Arts, vol.xxxvii. p. 43. 29. Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.--This very important institution, which was organised on the 15th March last, owes its origin to the activity and zeal of Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq. As this distinguished individual has been nominated Director of the institution, we look forward with the highest pleasure to the publication of its Transactions. The following are the office-bearers: President, The Right Honourable Charles Williams Wynn. Director, Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq. F. R. S. Lond. & Edin. Vice-presidents, Sir George Thomas Staunton, Bart.; Sir John Mai com, G. C. B.; Sir Alexander Johnston, Knight; Colonel Mark Wilks. Treasurer, James Alexander, Esq. Secretary, George Henry Noehden, LL. D. 30. Volcano of Barren Islands.--This volcano was visited by Captain Webster of the Juliana in March last. Having entered a small bay, with the view of landing, they were, at the distance of 100 yards from the shore, assailed by hot puffs of wind, and, upon dipping their fingers into the water, they were surprised to find it as hot almost as if it had been boiling. The stones on shore, and the rocks exposed to the ebbing of the tide, were smoking and hissing, and the water bubbling all round them. The cone appeared from hence about one-fourth of a mile distant. Having landed in a cove, they ascended a precipice, holding by the grass that grew out of the ashes, and having reached the top, after no slight danger, they found a small tree under the shade of which they had a full view of the volcano. Its height is...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658957
  • 9781236658951