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Page 168 - Fairbairn, on the Mechanical Properties of Metals as derived from repeated Meltings, exhibiting the maximum point of strength and the causes of deterioration ; Robert Mallet, Third Report on the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena (continued). Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Mr.
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Page 168 - Sabine, on some of the results obtained at the British Colonial Magnetic Observatories;— Colonel Portlock, Report of the Committee on Earthquakes, with their proceedings respecting Seismometers ;—Dr. Gladstone, on the influence of the Solar Radiations on the Vital Powers of Plants, Part 2;—Rev.
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Page lxiv - ... cosmical body, for otherwise night would be. as light and as warm as day. What becomes of the enormous force thus apparently non-recurrent in the same form ? Does it return as palpable motion? Does it move or contribute to move suns and planets...