Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volume 3

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Royal Society of Edinburgh., 1857
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Defence of the Doctrine of Vital Affinity against the Objections
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On some Improvements in the Instruments of Nautical Astronomy
114
Sulphuric acid 3 487 3 495
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Notice regarding the occurrence of Pumice in the Island of Tyree
120
Silicic acid 2 947
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On a Modification of the Process for the determination of Nitrogen
126
Researches on some of the Crystalline Constituents of Opium
132
On the Red Prominences seen during Total Eclipses of the
135
On Rifle Cannon By Captain Davidson Bombay Army Com
142
On the Glacial Phenomena of Scotland and parts of England
148
Carbonic acid in combination with lime 6 240
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On the supposed occurrence of Works of Art in the Older Deposits
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On the Structural Characters of Rocks Part I By Dr Fleming
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On the Summation of a Compound Series and its application to
175
On the Structure and Economy of Tethea and on an undescribed
181
Potassium 7
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On Nitric Acid as a source of the Nitrogen found in Plants
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Notice of recent Measures of the Ring of Saturn By Professor C
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Remarks on the Torbanehill Mineral By Dr Traill
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On the supposed SeaSnake cast on shore in the Orkneys in 1808
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Traill Further Researches on the Crystalline Constituents of Opium By
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E F R SS Lond Edin On the Total Invisibility of Red to certain ColourBlind Eyes
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On the Stability of the Instruments of the Royal Observatory
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On a General Method of effecting the substitution of Iodine for
236
On the Products of Destructive Distillation of Animal Substances
238
Furtber Researches on the Crystalline Constituents of Opium
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