Report of the Annual Meeting

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Page xxviii - The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
Page vi - Vice-Présidents, one or more Secretaries, and a Treasurer, shall be annually appointed by the General Committee. COUNCIL. In the intervals of the Meetings, the affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Council appointed by the General Committee. The Council may also assemble for the despatch of business during the week of the Meeting.
Page vii - PAPERS AND COMMUNICATIONS. The Author of any paper or communication shall be at liberty to reserve his right of property therein. ACCOUNTS. The Accounts of the Association shall be audited annually, by Auditors appointed by the Meeting.
Page v - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 122 - Iguanodon, though resembling those of the Iguana, do not present an exact magnified image of them, but differ in the greater relative thickness of the crown, its more complicated external surface, and, still more essentially, in a modification of the internal structure, by which the Iguanodon equally deviates from every other known reptile.
Page xvii - Brewster, Reports respecting the two series of Hourly Meteorological Observations kept in Scotland ;— Report on the subject of a series of Resolutions adopted by the British Association at their Meeting in August 1838, at Newcastle;—R.
Page vi - GENERAL COMMITTEE. The General Committee shall sit during the week of the Meeting, or longer, to transact the business of the Association. It shall consist of the following persons :— 1.
Page 101 - After a great variety of experiments, he found that a paddle-wheel of one half the width and weight, and with trapezium floats, was as effective in propelling a vessel as a wheel of double the width and weight with the ordinary rectangular floats. The Admiralty had permitted him to fit her Majesty's steam-ship 'African' with these wheels, and he had perfect confidence in the success of the experiment. Another means of propulsion was the screw, which had been applied with success by Mr Smith in the...
Page 155 - From these teeth however they differ in their greater degree of compression, and in a slight contraction at the base of the crown ; I therefore indicate the genus, of which, as yet, only the teeth are known, by the name of Cladyodon, and the species from the Warwickshire sandstones by the name of Cladyodon Lloydii, in testimony of the friendly aid of Dr. Lloyd of Leamington, to whose zealous co-operation I owe the materials for...
Page 122 - ... another dental substance is brought into use to give an inequality to that surface ; this is the ossified remnant of the pulp, which, being firmer than the surrounding dentine, forms a slight transverse ridge in the middle of the grinding surface. The tooth in this stage has exchanged the functions of an incisor for that of a molar, and is prepared to give the final compression, or comminution, to the coarsely divided vegetable matters. The marginal edge of the incisive condition of the tooth...

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