Science-Gossip Volume 12

Science-Gossip Volume 12

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the Kennet, above Reading, the white variety being there almost as common as the red. It was found sparingly on the Mole by the Epsom College Natural History Society some years ago. It is abundant in the "Lammas Meads," at Oaksey, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on the Swill Brook, another tributary of the Thames; but here the white form is less abundant--G. 8. Boulger. Liocojum Artivum.--H. E. Wilkinson will find the habitat of Leucojum mttivum described in the Phytologutt for October, i860.--T. W. A. C.--Ycur insect is the male of the common Cuckoo-bee (Ifelecta armata). It is parasitic on that stout black bee which looks like a small bumble-bee, with reddish-yellow hind legs, and is commonly found at the red nettle during April and May. The female stings sharply.--J. B. B. R. R. R. (Birmingham).--From the tiny fragment you inclose, it is difficult to decide with any degree of certainty; still we believe yw will And the supposed willow to be the Balsam Poplar Populu baltamifera), a tree which answers to your accurate description, and which yields a rich balsamic perfume, especially in the evening. It is also most conspicuous when the buds are expanding. J. W. B. (Liverpool).--Your zoophytes are as follows: --No. 1, Srrtuluriti lendiaera; No. 2, Piumularia cristtita; No. 3, Serf 1 luriu pumli; No. 4, Sertularia abietina; Nos. b and 8, Sertularia argentea; No. 6, Piumularia falcata; No. 7, Piumularia fulenta covered with Nembranipora pitota. Tub Microbcopk.--By an oversight, in our notice of Mr. Pbin's excellent little work, published In America, on the Microscope, we spoke of it as "Half-hours with the Microscope." Thin title belongs to the book written by the late Dr. Lankestci. and the last edition of which had more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983068
  • 9781236983060