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CHEAP NATURAL HISTORY PERIODICAL. Hardwicke's Science-Gossip :

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An Illustrated Medium of Interchange and Gossip for Students and

Lovers of Nature, About Animals, Aquaria, Bees, Beetles, Birds, Butterflies, Ferns, Fish, Fossils, Lichens, Microscopes, Mosses, Reptiles, Rocks, Seaweeds, Wildflowers. Edited by J. E. TAYLOR, F.G.S., Author of “Half-hours

at the Seaside,” “Geological Stories,” &c. “This is a very pleasant journal, that costs only fourpence a month, and from which the reader who is no naturalist ought to be able to pick up a good fourpenny-worth of pleasant information. It is conducted and contributed to by expert naturalists who are cheerful companions, as all good naturalists are ; technical enough to make the general reader feel that they are in earnest, and are not insulting him by writing down to his comprehension, but natural enough and direct enough in their records of facts, their questioning and answering each other concerning curiosities of nature. The reader who buys for himself their monthly budget of notes and discussions upon pleasant points in natural history and science, will probably find his curiosity excited and his interest in the world about him taking the form of a little study of some branch of this sort of knowledge that has won his readiest attention. For when the study itself is so delightful, and the enthusiasm it excites so genuine and well-directed, these enthusiasms are contagious. The fault is not with itself, but with the public if this little magazine be not in favour with a very large circle of readers.”Examiner. Hardwicke's Science-Gossip, Vol. 1. Selection from the Index.* Amoeba, the, 45.

Crickets, 42, 66, 84, 113, 128, 166. Ants, 113, 116, 143, 179, 185, 234, 235, Cui Bono ? 25. 239, 262, 263.

Dead Fly on the Window, 10. Aphides, Swarms of, 287.

Diatoms, 27, 52, 85, 95, 114, 140, 148, Aquarian Difficulties, 154, 188, 213, 239. 163, 167, 237, 250. Badger, the, 87.

Diet of Worms, 180, 214. Balance of Power, 193.

Duckweeds, 5, 258, 286. Bees, 34, 41, 93, 137, 143, 166, 167, 185, Ferns, 20, 34, 37, 44, 66, 67, 93, 109, 114, 214, 257, 263, 286, 287.

117, 187, 188, 190, 214, 291, 262, 284. Bitten by a Viper, 131.

Fly in Pike-fishing, 280. Black Cradle, 270.

Fly Parasites, 93, 227. Breeze-fly, the, 194.

Foot of a Fly, 253. Bromley, and What I found there, 246. Four Years' Acquaintance with a Toad, Cabbage Butterfly and its Metamor 12. phoses, 30, 74.

Gathering Seaweeds, 173.
Cat-fleas, 278.

Gossamer Spiders, 151, 191, 213.
Caterpillars, Brood of, 126, 168, 288. Gossip about Mansuckers, 49.
Chapter from the Life of a Volvox, 244. Green Drake-fly, 231.
Circle of Life, 145.

Hair worm, more Notes on the, 197. Cleaning Diatomaceæ, 52.

Hairs, Chapter on, 29. Colour of Birds' Eggs, 39, 47, 87, 142, Hermit Rooks, 226. 231.

House Ants, 170, 239. Common Things Unknown, 88.

House Fly, the, 82. Coral Reefs, 112, 220, 285.

Humming-bird' Hawk.moth, 209.

* In making a selection from the Index to each volume space precludes riving more than about one-tenth of each volume.

Short Comuropean,

151.

Imperfectly-developed Flowers, 103.
Independence, 241.
* In Memoriam," 265.
Insect-moulds, 133.
Intelligence of Starling, 13
Jelly Animalcule, 58.
Jelly-fishes, 248.
Keyhole Limpet and Parasite, 122.
Leaf Teachings, 52.
London Rocket, 149.
Lord Scarabæus, 98.
Microscopic Illumination, 130.
Mistletoe, 114, 273, 283.
Mounting Objects, 46, 65, 93, 94, 116,

163, 191.
Notes on the Hawthorn, 198.
Old Trees, 222.
Orchids, How to Grow, 124, 162.
Otter-shell, the, 79.
Pigment-cells, 106.
Piratical Gulls, 272.
Plantain, the, 232.
Plant Animals, 177.
Plea for Nettles, 275.
Polarized Light, 224.
Polycystius, Popular History, 100.
Puzzle worth thinking about, 127.
Rock Whistler, the, 242.

Sea-Anemones, 40, 155, 158, 167, 188

190, 196, 213, 239, 260, 285, 286, 287.
Sea-wrack, 204.
Short Commons, 49.
Silurus, European, 56.
Six-spot Burnet, 119, 151.
Snake-stones, 37, 61, 94.
Spiders, 24, 36, 39, 86, 143, 151, 206,

213, 215, 239, 256, 282.
Spiracles of Insects, 199, 254.
Splitters and Lumpers, 73.
Strange Remedies, 85.
The Deep, deep Sea, 169.
Tit in Moustaches, 26.
Toads, 12, 62, 87, 111, 114, 233, 256.
Tom Tidler's Ground, 126.
Variations in British Plants, 32, 228.
Vipers, 2, 95, 108, 131, 143, 160, 191.
What do Crickets eat? 113, 128, 166,
What Katy did, 146.
What to seek and what to avoid in the

Choice of a Microscope, 267.
What's your Hobby? l.
Why objects appear larger through the

Microscope, 8, 45.
Window Gardens, 92, 117, 141, 284.
Wren, the Blue, 199.

Hardwicke's Science-Gossip, Vol. 2. Selection from the Index.

Amcba, the, 223.
Analogy of Form, 266.
Ancient Toads and Frogs, 47, 69, 94,

117, 141.
Anecdotes, a Chapter of, 221.
Ants, 89, 150, 213, 238, 272.
Aquaria, 14, 21, 22, 46, 66, 69, 74, 95,

104, 164, 166, 191, 215, 239, 260, 261,

262,
Bath Bricks, 81.
Beauty, a thing of, 73.
Bees, 17, 22, 47, 70, 71, 115, 119.
Beetles, 41, 77, 88, 89, 183, 190, 279.
Bell-flowers, 219.
Belted Kingfisher, 26.
Bethlehem, Star of, 115, 136, 163, 186.
Bittern, the Little, 200, 277.
Bouquet of Grasses, 53.
Caddis Larvæ, 95, 109.
Canada Balsam, 175.
Captive Owl, 4.
Cats, 63, 88, 255. 260, 276.
Caterpiliars, 133, 161, 176. 182, 213.
Chapter of Anecdotes, 221.
Corallines and Acalephs, 124.
Cowslips, 153.
Crown Animalcule, 253.
Death-watch, 34, 75, 254, 278.
Desmidiaceæ, 101, 147.
Diatoms, British, 62, 87, 108, 112, 133,

162, 182, 281.
Electric Fishes, 268.

Fairy-ring Champignon, 225.
Ferns, 46, 61, 95, 104, 173, 269.
Fossil Plants, 37.
Fossil Wood, 250.
Fossil Wood in Flint, 15.
French Marygold, 163..
Galls and Gall Insects, 165, 215, 228.
Gill Fans of Sabellæ, 29.
Glow-worm, 15, 238, 243.
Grey Mullet, the, 145.
Hairs, Star-shaped, 248.
Illuminators for High Powers, 32, 65,

66.
Imperfectly developed Plants, 8.
Insect Fungi, 127, 176.
Insect Vovarium, 80, 118, 207.
Insects, 41, 55, 91, 93, 112, 117, 147, 161,

184, 185, 204, 213, 249, 282.
Jute; what is it? 84.
Ladybirds, 169.
Lizard, the Cominon, 79.
Mistletoe of the Jak, 152, 186, 212.
Moa, the, 14.
Mounting, 19, 20, 23, 33, 47, 93, 94, 114,

125, 209, 245, 260, 263, 282, 283.
Odd Fishes, 50, 99, 171.
Our Club, 193.
Periodic Phenomena, 49.
Pests, and their Checks, 54.
Pin-centres and Rose-centres, 106.
Puff Balls, 270.
Rural Natural History, 83, 163,

Salamander, Japanese, 130.

Sticklebacks, 5, 45, 153, 165.
Saw-fly, the Great, 181, 273.

Teachings of Natural Science, 251.
Scales of Insects, 55, 91, 112.

Track of the Pygmies, 154,203,239,26 .
SCIENCE-GOSSIP, 1, 135, 158.

Turtle, the Edible, 247.
Serpents at Meals, 244.

Under the Snow, 25.
Shooting Stars, 274.

Vegetable Caterpillars, 176.
Snails and their Houses, 195, 230.

Vegetable Fibres, 10.
Spectrum Microscope, 52.

Venus, Observations on, 110.
Speedwells, 121.

Vivarium for Insects, 80, 118, 207.
Spider-crabs and their Parasites, 178, Viviparous Fish, 241.
211.

Wasps, 22, 88, 116, 276.
Spiders, 7, 22, 40, 63, 119, 138, 141, 169, Water-Beetles, 183.
189, 201, 209, 213, 255, 277, 279.

Water-Fleas, 156.
Spring, 97.

Wings of British Butterflies, 27
Starch, 34.

Woodpecker, 6, 41, 95, 119.
Hardwicke's Science-Gossip, Vol. 3. Selection from the Index.
A Century ago, 127.

Lichen Dyes, 266.
Age of Niagara, 139.

Maple, Aphis of the, 204.
Amidst the Ruins, 31.

May Mushrooms, 112, 136.
Analogy of Smell, 59.

Melicerta, N. E. Green on, 33.
Aquaria, dust on, 69, 117, 118, 141, 142. Mermis nigrescens, 221.
Atropos, 51.

Deposit, 133, 156, 180.
Bitten by a Viper, 175, 199, 213.

Mosquitoes, 78.
Blindworm, the, 179, 260.

Mounting in Balsam and Chloroform,
Blood Beetle, the, 27. 62, 71, 94.

8, 21, 23.
Bouquet from Helvellyn, 242.

My little Green Monkey, 179.
Bugs, 269, 276, 282.

Nest of Wood Wasp, 247.
Century ago, 127.

Organization of Mosses, 249.
Chignon fungus, the, 107.

Oxlip, the, 137, 163, 165, 187, 235.
Cholera-fungus, the, 206.

Perils of a Naturalist, 15.
Cockroaches, to Kill, 166, 212, 280. Poduræ, 45, 53.
Cornish Colloquies, 182.

Preservation of Fossils, 22, 23, 44.
Crickets, how to get rid of, 263, 279, 281. Primeval Britain, 198.
Crocodile in England, 7, 41.

Primroses, 42, 114, 136, 141, 167, 235.
Death's-head Moth, 190, 213, 214, 262. Ramble in South Africa, 154.
Death-watch, the, 29.

Rare Birds, Shooting, 69, 93, 94, 160.
Dermestes? what is, 28, 206.

Rhythm of Flames, 49, 95.
Diatoms, 9, 35, 81, 91, 103, 115, 133, Rural “ Folk-lore,” 177.
156, 180, 188, 228, 269.

Rural Natural History, 86, 117, 118.
Disguises of Insects, 193, 233, 234, 261, Sandstone, Markings in, 20.
279.

Skeleton Leaves, 22, 117, 141, 246.
Dodo, the White, 5, 52.

Skeleton of Purple Urchin, 82.
Dragon-fiy, the, 225.

Snakes, 273.
Echoes from the Club, 231.

Sociable Mites, 124.
Edible Bird's Nest, 39.

Something to do, 99.
Fangs of Spiders, 237, 270, 276.

Spiders' Nests, 37, 40.
Feast of Roses, 145.

Spirogyra, 60.
Foraminifera, 36, 129, 215, 236, 263. Sponge-washings, 228.
Freshwater Sponge, 247.

Sticklebacks in Seawater, 38, 87.
Freshwater Sticklebacks in Seawater, Swallows, 50, 101.
38.

Temperature of Lakes, 272.
Germination of the Toad-rush, 150. Toad-flaxes, 201.
Hairs of Dermestes Larva, 28, 206.

Travellers' Tales, 25.
Hardy Foreign Ferns, 83.

Unity of Mankind, 110, 152, 173, 245,
Helps to Distribution, 244.
Hints to Object-mounters, 91, 139. Viper, the, 22, 175, 199, 280.
Huxley on the Study of Natural His Wasp, Sting and Poison-gland of, 60.
tory, 73.

What's in the Honey? 30, 68.
Is Lichen-growth detrimental to Trees ? Wheat Mildew, 16.
241.

White Dodo, the, 5, 52.
Leaf-mining Larvæ, 169, 212.

Winter Work, 1.
Left by the Tide, 217.

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Hardwicke's Science-Gossip, Vol. 4. Selection from the Index.

“Ackersprit,” 248.
Agricultural Ant of Texas, ).
Animals that never Die, 16, 40, 62, 106.
Ants, 23, 59, 88, 117, 118, 138, 143, 159,

177, 190, 213, 234, 261, 263, 282.
Astrantia major, 194.
Birds, 9, 34, 41, 64, 88, 95, 160, 185, 191,

257.
" Black Jack," 232.
Bugs, 17, 31, 46, 214.
Butterflies, Plumules of, 44, 137, 186,

214, 239, 269.
Caddis-worms and their Cases, 152, 189.
Century ago, a, 183,
Cockroaches, 15, 22, 215, 239.
Collecting-bottles, lll.
Cuckoos and Hedge-sparrow, 113, 143,

161, 167, 214, 261.
Cuckoo.spits, 158.
Daddy Longlegs, 256.
Daphria, the Heart of, 227, 279.
Darwinism ? what is, 241.
Death-watch, the, 87, 113.
Double Eggs, 117, 226.
Dragon-fly, the Papa of a, 245.
Earthquakes, Phenomena of, 217.
Fairy Rings, 221.
Ferns, 43, 161, 162, 183, 187, 213, 231,

237, 238, 240, 261, 263, 281.
Forget-me-nots, 97.
Formation of Fern Seeds, 183.
Fossil Teeth, the, 53.
Freshwater Actinia, a, 247.
Frogs, 41, 69, 94, 206, 213.
Furze Mites, 49, 114, 160, 209, 271.
Giants, Traces of the, 55.
Gossamer, 51, 58, 124, 143.
Grasses, on the Study of British, 197,

224.
Grasshopper, the Large Green, 196, 236.
Hairs of Indian Bats, 26.
Hawfinch, the, 109, 160.
Hawthorn, Variation in the, 267.
Hedgehogs, 23, 69, 81, 100.
Hobby, the, 229.
Holly-tree, the, 107.

How Birds and Insects fly, 9,
Infusoria, 44, 57, 125, 155, 164.
Irritability and Sensation, 25.
Kingfisher, the Common, 204, 234
King of the Rats, 135.
Kite, the, 251.
Maine Deposits, 85.
Maple Blight, 136, 188.
Merlin, the, 156.
Metamorphoses of Insects, 35.
Microscopic Seeds, 253.
Mole Mite, 232.
Mosquitoes, 207, 211, 212, 215, 236.
Oxlip, the, 35.
Palates of Mollusca, 20, 200.
Pebble-fiinding, 134.
Perley's Meadow Deposit, 131.
Phantom Larvæ, 78.
Polyzoon from Victoria Docks, 255.
Primroses, Pink, 43, 66, 147, 187.
Reptiles, from the Coal-Measures, 104,

142, 167, 214.
Reptiles in Confinement, 272.
Sand Wasp, the, 205.
Scalariform Tissue, 276.
Sensorial Vision, 145.
Silver-mining in Eastern Nevada
· Slug Parasite, 274.
Smew, the, 55.
Spicules of Echinoderms, 175.
Spiders, 8, 11, 21, 22, 23, 24, 41, 47, 51,

58, 63, 82, 124, 128, 143, 161, 165, 167,

195, 213, 238, 261, 262, 263, 281, 283.
Splits, 169.
Spring Phenomena of Plant Life, 121.
Stag-Beetle, the, 109.
Stings and Poison-glands of Bees, &c.,

148, 205.
Storm-glass, 24, 93, 117, 143, 167.
Trees, Age of, 202, 231, 259.
Unity of Mankind, 6, 34.
Vegetable Hairs, 11, 101.
Vipers, 23, 46, 70, 95, 165, 180, 212.
Waxwing, the, 181.
Why ? 265.
Wood-sorrel, the, 52, 280.

Hardwicke's Science-Gossip, Vol. 5. Selection from the Index.

Acherontia atropos, 220, 257, 278.
Admiral, the Red, 257, 262, 278.
Age of Fish, 141, 214.
Animal from the Salt Lake, 78, 130,

234.
Aphis Lion and Lacewing Fly, 15.
Ash-Trees, Violets under, 91, 116, 117,

166, 188, 189.
Badger and Otter, the, 90, 118, 137,

258, 262, 277.
Botanical Allusion in Tennyson, 91,

116, 117, 166, 188, 189.
British Birds, 39, 85, 107, 113, 156, 179,

227, 253, 274.
Buds as Objects for Winter Study, 34.
Butterflies, 58, 116, 140, 164, 212, 273,

274.
Cats and Starfishes, 214, 234, 239, 263,

282.
Cats before a Storm, 117, 141, 164, 167.
Celandine, 52.
Cells for Microscopic Objects, 139, 236,

260, 281.
Centipede, a Luminous, 46, 47, 69, 71.
Cheyleti, 5.
Christmas and the Microscope, 44.
Christmas Berries, 13, 94, 138,
Cilia, about, 53.
Coal, the story of a Piece of, 1, 46, 71,

96.
Cochlearia officinalis, 43, 66, 91, 114,

Lampred 232.79, 25

Geophilus electricus, &c., 49, 65, 71.
Geranium Robertianum, 133, 191, 262
Geraniums, Carpels of, 211, 235, 238.

261
Gnats, 16.
Hawk Moths, 16, 119, 220, 234, 257, 273.
Hawthorn, 22, 23, 43, 70, 93, 116, 118.
Holly, the, 213, 235, 238, 259, 280, 283.
Humble Bee, Winter Home of the, 41,

134, 164, 166.
Hybernation of Bees, 41, 90, 93, 134,

164, 166.
Ianthina, 31, 64.
Influence of Light on Insects, 57,77,

137, 165, 188, 273.
Insects of the Season, 233, 234.
Kestrel, the, 179, 257.
Ladybird, 232, 239, 267, 283.
Lampreys and Lamperns, 145.
Lapwing, the, 107, 167.
Laurel Berries, &c., 47, 70, 114.
Laurel-Leaves, 20, 45, 68, 71.
Leeches, 76, 93, 143, 161, 165.
Lepisma succharina, 94, 118, 142, 163.
Light Attracting Insects, 57, 77, 137,

165, 188.
Ligurian Bees, 213, 237, 256, 263, 283.
Luminous Centipede, 46, 47, 69, 71.
Monsters of the Deep, 55.
Mosquitoes, 17, 54.
Moth, the Fish, 94, 118, 142.
Myriapods, 49.
Norfolk, Rare Birds in, 160, 161, 184,

192.
Otter and Badger, the, 90, 137, 258.
Otters, 90, 118, 137, 161, 165, 184.
Phronima, 73.
Poppy Seeds, 11.
Rudd, Scales of the, 12.
Scales of Butterflies, 212, 214.
Scurvy Grass, 43, 66, 67, 91, 114, 145
Sea Anemones, 56, 90, 198, 210.
Sea Birds, Association for the Protec-

tion of English, 10, 42.
Sections of Fossil Wood, 18.
Siskin, the, 39.
Starfish, Cats and, 214, 234, 239, 263,

282.
Surirella, a New, 61.
Vine Diseases, new, 59.
Violets under Ash. Trees, 91,116, 117,

166, 188, 189.

143.

Comatula rosacea, 209.
Cuckoo, the, 16, 64, 65, 185, 262.
Death's-Head Moth, 220, 257, 278.
Dendritic Spots on Paper, 22, 46, 71, 80.
Diatomaceæ, 22, 61, 67, 72, 92, 109, 139,

158, 163, 183, 187, 220.
Drawing from the Microscope, 87, 139,

165.
Early Birds, 113, 136, 137.
Enchanter's Nightshade, 62.
English Plant Names, 25.
Epistylis, 83.
Fish Scales, 12, 41, 67, 163, 187, 260,

281.
Floral Giants, 9.
Food for Bullfinch, 215, 237, 238.

rensis, 109, 158, 183,
Frog, 63, 76, 161.
Fumart, the, 22, 45, 68.
Garden Decoration, Wild Flowers for,

169, 265,

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