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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 982-982 
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    Notes: [Auszug] IN view of the importance of a knowledge of climate in numerous activities and in many lines of research, it is remarkable how few authoritative volumes exist on the subject. For this reason Dr. Brooks's volume will be welcome, although we could wish that it had been a little fuller. To cover the ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 983-984 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THAT ultra-violet light has a definite lethal action on certain micro-organisms is well known. The nature of this lethal action is being studied extensively, but hitherto (so far as is known) no work has been done to determine the action of low velocity electrons of known energy on ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 985-985 
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    Notes: [Auszug] IN connexion with a study which I am about to publish on the effects of one of the Bopyrid isopods, Gyge branchialis, on its host, Upogebia littoralis, have become interested in certain questions concerned with the mode of feeding of the Bopyridæ which seem to have been neglected by students of ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 987-987 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE outstanding work on hydrolytic adsorption has been carried out with purified charcoal (see, for example, Bartell and Miller, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 44, 1866; 1922: 45, 1106; 1923), and definite positive results have been obtained. The measure of the hydrolytic effect in the case ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 987-987 
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    Notes: [Auszug] DR. LEEMANN'S interesting letter (NATURE, Dec. 2 1, p. 946) emphasises once more the gains which are bound to accrue from an increasing correlation between organic chemistry, biochemistry, and certain branches of purely biological science. As one who was privileged to obtain a first-hand ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 988-991 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THERE are only three factors which can affect the climatic zones of the world: (a) the amount of solar radiation; (b) the horizontal transfer of heat from one part of the earth to another; and (c) the characteristics of terrestrial radiation. If we examine each of these factors, we find that ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 994-994 
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    Notes: [Auszug] By the death of Prof. Naomasa Yamasaki, geographers and seismologists are deprived of an active and very able colleague. A notice of his life and work appears in Proc. Tokyo Imp. Acad., vol. 5, pp. xviii-xx, 1929. Born on Mar. 10, 1870, he was educated in the College of Science in the Imperial ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 998-998 
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    Notes: [Auszug] Naked - eye Sunspot. — The prevalence of mist or fog at the time of a large sunspot usually results in the discovery of such a spot by a number of people previously unaware of its appearance, or of the frequency of large spots at times of maxima of the li-year solar cycle. The large spot which ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 939-941 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE vast significance of air transport to civilisation in general and to the British Empire in particular has as yet been appreciated by comparatively few. That Britain, which of all nations is the one most called upon to lead the way in the use of this wonderful instrument for linking the world ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 979-980 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THIS book, which is Mr. Joad's philosophical confession of faith, is an interesting and very readable work. The author is opposed to the tendency prevalent among philosophers of reducing the number of real independent entities in the universe in the supposed interests of logical consistency. Mr. ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 980-980 
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    Notes: [Auszug] DURING the last few decades much attention has been given to the methods of teaching science, especially chemistry. Definite courses of instruction have been framed for educational purposes, and they have tended to become stereotyped in conformity with the requirements of examining bodies. The ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 964-965 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE objective of the British Museum Expedition to British Honduras this season was the group of ruins situated between the Pusilha and Joventud branches of the Mojo River in British Honduras. A preliminary investigation of the area had been made in 1928 by Capt. E. L. Gruning, Dr. T. Gann, and Mr. ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 967-967 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE history of the development of radio communi2_ cation in the British Navy is of great interest. From a paper on " Naval Wireless Telegraph Corn- munications ", by 0. Shearing and Captain Dorling, which was read to the Institution of Electrical Engineers on Dee. 4, we learn that Admiral Jackson ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 901-903 
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    Notes: [Auszug] IN the concluding paragraphs of Part 1 of the Final Report of the Royal Commission on National Museums and Colleetions,1 some outstand. ing needs in the national museum service are indicated. In the order named there are: an ethnographical museum, a folk museum, an Oriental museum, and a museum of ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 906-907 
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    Notes: [Auszug] (1)DURING the past few years the study of crude drugs derived from the vegetable and animal kingdoms has attracted an ever-increasing amount of attention, and the interest in this branch of knowledge has shown a remarkable revival. Medicinal plant farms, where the changes effected in the ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 909-909 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THIS interesting compilation, finely illustrated, commemorates the meeting of the Manchester Section of the Society of Chemical Industry, held in the city this year, and is very welcome. It is in no sense a guide-book, but a critical valuation of the activitiesscientific, literary, educational, ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 922-926 
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    Notes: [Auszug] JEAN BAPTISTE PIERRE LAMARCK died one hundred years ago, on Dec. 18, in his eighty-sixth yeara master of zoology whose work and thoughts gave fresh impetus to the progress of biology in his day, and in ours still enliven the unsettled controversy concerning the heritability of € acquired € ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 921-921 
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    Notes: [Auszug] WE regret to announce the following deaths: The Hon. Sir John Cockburn, K.C.M.G., president of the Child Study Society, who was premier chief secretary in 188990 of South Australia, on Nov. 26, aged seventy-nine years. Mr. Francis A. J. Fitzgerald, head of the Fitzgerald Laboratories, Niagara ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 1002-1002 
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    Notes: [Auszug] DR. WILLIAM CULLEN, who took the presidency of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy on Oct. 17 last, chose for his presidential address the subject of mining explosives, this being one with which the greater part of his life's work has been identified. The address, therefore, constitutes an ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 1004-1005 
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    Notes: [Auszug] LONDON.—The title of emeritus professor has been conferred on Dr. E. A. Gardner on his retirement from the Yates chair of archeology at University College, and on Dr. F. W. Oliver on his retirement from the Quain chair of botany at University College. The following doctorates have been conferred: ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 1005-1005 
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    Notes: [Auszug] December 28, I 87 I .—Antonio Meucci is an Italian claimant to the invention of the telephone. Meucci settled in the United States in 1851, and worked at his invention for many years, an attempt being made to start a ' Teletrophone Company ', though this did not attract more than a few dollars of ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 892-893 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE anniversary meeting of the Royal Society was held on Nov. 30, and the presidential address delivered by Sir Ernest Rutherford. He referred to the loss by death during the past year of fourteen fellows of the Society and one fellow elected under Statute 12, which provides for the admission of ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 894-895 
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    Notes: [Auszug] UNDULANT fever was regarded thirty years ago as a sub-tropical disease almost confined to the Mediterranean coast-line and islands; hence the old name of Mediterranean or Malta fever applied to the disease. It has now been recognised in every con- tinent, with the possible exception of Australia. ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 881-882 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE value of the cinchona tree (Cinchona Ledgeriana) as a source of quinine is common knowledge, but the considerable work undertaken by British medical officers in the past in making use of the product of this tree as a preventive against malaria is not so well known. The cinchona tree was ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 829-831 
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    Notes: [Auszug] IN no part of the British Empire is the task of developing education services more difficult, onerous, and important than in British territories in Africa. In the Union of South Africa, the task is complicated by the language differences between the British, Dutch, immigrant Asiatics, and ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 893-894 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE Annual Report of the Forest Department in Kenya Colony (to Dec. 31, 1928) directs attention to a fact which is well known in forestry economics, that any serious set-back to the country as a whole, whether due to climate, invasions of pests, disease or other troubles, will at once react on the ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 895-895 
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    Notes: [Auszug] CAMBRIDGE.—The Vice-Chancellor has announced that he has appointed Prof. Hermann Weyl, professor of higher mathematics in the Technical High School, Zurich, to be lecturer on Mr. Rouse Ball’s foundation for the present academical year. EDINBURGH.—At the meeting of the University Court on ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 839-839 
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    Notes: [Auszug] SIR ARTHUR SCHUSTER'S letter gives interesting information about the 1875 eclipse, which the biography of Sir Norman Lockyer (for the relevant portions of which I am responsible) might well have included. It is not made clear there that the British expedition divided into two sections: ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 840-840 
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    Notes: [Auszug] LAST January I proposed a theory of electric charge which led to a definite prediction of the numerical value of the constant hc/2πe2;. Since then I have been trying to obtain fuller insight into the more obscure parts of the theory—places where it was necessary to trust to a sense ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 844-844 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE twenty-seventh annual report of the Tm- penal Cancer Research Fund contains, in addition to the usual survey of the work published from the laboratory during the year, an unusual feature in the form of a review by Dr. W. Cramer of certain aspects of experimental carcinogenesis. Tt is proposed ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 846-847 
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    Notes: [Auszug] MORE than fifty years ago Thomas Wemyss Fulton and I worked side by side in Turner’s dissecting-room in Edinburgh, with David Bruce and Noel Paton among our comrades there. D. J. Cunningham, then senior demonstrator, was studying the anatomy of the Challenger marsupials; the junior demonstrator ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 847-847 
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    Notes: [Auszug] SIR THOMAS HUNGERFORD HOLDICH, who died on Nov. 2 at the advanced age of nearly eighty- seven, spent most of his active life in the Survey of India, where he was largely engaged on Frontier and trans-Frontier work. His commission in the Royal Engineers dates so far back as 1862. His first war ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 848-854 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE debate in the House of Commons on Nov. 20 on Empire timber resources was largely confined to a reiteration of the view that the world will be faced with a famine in softwood coniferous supplies in some thirty years’ time. The debate originated from a resolution moved by Sir George Courthope ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 854-854 
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    Notes: [Auszug] Changes on Jupiter.—The planet Jupiter will be in opposition to the sun on Dec. 3, and promises to exhibit some very interesting phenomena to observers. Mr. A. Stanley Williams, Rev. T. E. R. Phillips, and others have reported the appearance of a long stream of dark spots in the region ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 952-953 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THAT exposure to sunlight or some source of ultra-violet, luminous, or heat rays has a beneficial effect upon general health has been claimed by many competent observers. That insolation is of great value in the treatment of various forms of tuberculosis may be taken as well established, although ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 955-955 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE death occurred at his home at Huddersfield, on Nov. 20, of Mr. William Richard Bower, who was for more than thirty years head of the Physics and Electrical Engineering Department of the Huddersfield Technical College. Mr. Bower was born at Southampton and received his early education at the ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 788-789 
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    Notes: [Auszug] IT is now nearly thirty years since the late Sir Herbert Risley initiated the systematic ethnographical survey of the larger Indian Provinces and certain native States. Much useful work has been produced on the lines then laid down for the work of the survey, notably the â€Tribes and Castes of the ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 790-790 
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE volume contains a history of the development of nephelometers, an account of the theory of nephelometry, and examples of the use of the nephelometer in inorganic and organic analysis; it has a useful bibliography and satisfactory author and subject indexes. Prof. Yoe rightly lays stress on the ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 793-793 
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    Notes: [Auszug] IN NATURE of June 8, Ikusaku Amemiya gives a list of five species of oysters recorded as being monœcious, and later, July 6, Paul Pelseneer adds two additional species, making a total of seven altogether. The only moncecious species in this list recorded from Australasian waters is Ostrea ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 794-794 
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    Notes: [Auszug] WHEN lying at full length in a bath of water, preferably salt, it is easy to demonstrate to oneself rather strikingly the existence of the muscular sense. Allow one of the arms to float on the surface which, as is well known, it will do quite easily. When it has come to rest there, make ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 813-813 
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    Notes: [Auszug] WITH very great regreta regret which is shared by his hosts of friendsI have read the news of the recent death of Prof. Wood. To the value of his stimulating work in many branches of agricultural science, many competent judges will give, or have already given, their testimony with far greater ...
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    Nature 124 (1929), S. 801-812 
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    Notes: [Auszug] WHEN we review the history of our knowledge of atmospheric electricity, we find that it can be divided into three well-marked periods. The first of these periods opens with the suggestion made by a number of philosophers between 1730 and 1750, that the phenomenon of lightning is nothing more than ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] AT a meeting of the Royal Anthropological Institute L:L on Nov. 5, Mrs. Zelia Nuttall read a paper on †The Cult of the Sun at the Zenith in Ancient America â€. Attention was first directed to the important fact that all the ancient centres of civilisation in America are situated within the ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] November 23, I 848.The idea of perforating sheets of postage stamps was due to Henry Archer, who devised a machine for †cutting or stamping around the margin of every stamp a consecutive series holes whereby the tearing up of the sheet will greatly facilitated,” and obtained an English patent ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] IT has been apparent for a long time that an analysis of the vast assemblage of species and varieties that is the province of systematic zoology would be of first-class importance in evolutionary studies. In performing his task of providing the forms of animal life with names, the systematist was ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE authors’ purpose is to persuade fundamental principles to emerge from a wealth of detail concerning the important neurological contributions of recent years, and they â€can confidently assert that the book contains matter of direct concern to the student of medicine, physiology, ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] AT a time when several of the standard works on patents are out-of-print, there should be a good demand for this clear, concise, and inexpensive account of the present state of the law. The author, it is true, bases his discussion on the highly debatable theory that â€a manner of manufacture is ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] IT is well known that some years ago Smekal introduced the notion of ‘double quantum switches’ which are responsible for both coherent and incoherent scattering of light. These double switches consist in transition from a given state of the atom k to some ‘intermediate’ state n, and back either ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] PROF. MEEK, in his letter to NATURE of Oct. 5 on “Adaptation”, has used in illustration of his views instances of crustacean races (of the amphipod Gammarus duebeni and the copepod Canthocamptus pygmcæus) residing in pits and mines which had lost their colour and eyes without losing the power ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE increasing tendency of zoology to turn from the more purely morphological towards the functional aspects of the subject, and to utilise the data of chemistry and physics in their study, has induced Prof. Przibram to write an introduction to physiological zoology which can act as a companion to ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE ninth volume of Mellor’s â€Comprehensive Treatise” covers the tervalent and quinquevalent elements, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, vanadium, columbium, and tantalum. These elements do not possess the exceptional interest of the earlier homologues, nitrogen and phosphorus, which were described ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] I HAD noted on my farm for many years the animals, especially pigs, that had been fed on home ground and home grown wheat and barley thrived better than those fed on purchased barley meal and ‘cake’. Following upon this, I pegged out in one of my fields two areas: one area was dressed ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] REGENERATION of the spines in Echinus esculentus is considered worthy of record, and is of importance with regard to the short fine spined forms which are sometimes obtained in the trawl or dredge. It seems probable that such natural, fine spined individuals, which are sufficiently strange to ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] SYMMETRICAL dichiorodimethyl sulphate isolated by Fuchs and Katscher (Ber., 60, 2288; 1927) has been found to react with soda cellulose (using Haworth's technique) giving monomethylene cellulose of maximum OCH2, content 17.2 per cent and corresponding with the formula ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] ALTHOUGH not quite equal in capacity to the leading modern hydro-electric installations of the North American continent, some of which have been noticed in previous issues of NATURE,’ the Shannon undertaking, which is now at the point of effective operation for partial development, is a notable ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] BRITISH. Ministry ofAgriculture and Fisheries. Report oftl,ie Departmental Committee on the Reconstruction of the Royal Veterinary College. Pp. 26. (London: H.M. Stationery Office.) [s. 3d. net. British Cast Iron Research Association. Eighth Annual Report for the Year ending June 30th, 1929. Pp. ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] November 17, 1884.—-The foundation of the artificial silk industry was laid by Count Hilaire de Chardonnet, who patented his cellulose-nitrate pro- cess in France on Nov. 1 7, 1 884. A factory was set up at Besançon, and manufacture started in 1891, and though Chardonnet’s process has been ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15. ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE (Balneology Section), at 5—Dr. G. L. K. Pringle: A Survey of 2000 Cases of Rheumatic Disease. BRITISH INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY (Informal Meeting), at 5.—Discussion on Radiology in Obstetrics. INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, at 6.—F. ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THERE is perhaps no country in which the study of flora and vegetation has made greater progress in recent years than in New Zealand. This is not due to the larger number of workers engaged, nor is it because of a general increase in interest in the subject there, but rather to a marked ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] (1) HE sixty-eighth annual volume of the British Rainfall Organization summarises the records for 1928 from more than 5000 rain- gauges, the general method of treatment of this material being similar to that followed in the volume for 1927. It is satisfactory to note that there is an increase of 2 ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THERE is probably no subject more appealing to men than one which affects their pockets; the eternal ego is the centre of attraction, and consequently Dr. Comstock s book will create a responsive echo. In most countries taxation is now a very different matter from the levies made by way of Customs ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THERE are few publications for students dealing in detail with the structure and development of common Indian animals, and a committee of Indian zoologists is now issuing a series of memoirs to rectify this. Prof. Bahi wrote the first on the earthworm, and set a good standard which is well ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] ON the surface of contact of two different media, such as air and water or water and sand, various rhythmic forms are produced when there is relative movement. The forms vary widely in kind and order of magnitude, and include sand dunes, ripple- marks, and river meanders. This book is devoted to a ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] WITH the view of making accurate measurements of the velocity of sound, and hence of the ratio of the two principal specific heats of gases, we have been studying the formation of dust figures in a sounding tube. Instead of using a stroked rod to produce the vibrations of known frequency, as ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE Meteorological Office always welcomes friendly and constructive criticism, and therefore it gives me much pleasure to reply to the points raised by Mr. Wilfred Trotter in his letter published in NATURE of Oct. 19. Mr. Trotter's main indictment is that modern British forecasts prepared on ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] DR. CYRIL CROSSLAND (NATURE, Oct. 12, p. 576) refers to my discovery of coral fragments in a parasitic tuff-cone at Tataa Point, at the north-west corner of Tahiti. The size and water-worn character of these fragments and of the associated basaltic pebbles in the tuff suggest that the cone was ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] IN the story of man's struggle with the forces of Nature, there are few more fascinating chapter than that relating to the conquest of the Atlanti6 by steam. To cross the western ocean is an every. day affair, and except that no ship can be built that will not roll and pitch amidst the great waves ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THE technical use of the term 'limit' in mathematics retains much of the original meaning of the Latin limes, a boundary line, from which it is derived. The notion of limit is also a boundary in another sense, for it marks the frontier between elementary and higher mathematics, where the adjectives ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] An interesting literary feast is that provided in the "To-day and To-morrow" Series. A hundred 6 in. x 4 in. pages give no scope for exhaustive treatment of any subject, but the writers selected are doubtless those most capable in the main of doing justice within the defined limits. It is unsafe to ...
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    Notes: [Auszug] THIS book gathers together the scattered records of the life-work of Dr. Ladd-Franklin on the subject of colour vision, and thereby enables the value of that work to be more readily assessed. Possibly the best short indication of the nature of that work and its accompanying battles is supplied by ...
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