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The Steamship Orient

The Theory of the Compound Engine

The Costs of Railway Cars

American Engineering.—VIII

Machinery from an Insurance Point of View

By A. J. Waters

Combined Dredger, Tug, and Fire Engine

Toughened Glass Sleepers

On the Application of Toughened Glass to Permanent Ways. *

By C. Wood

Painting, Varnishing, and Cleaning of Cars

M. Jamin's Electric Lamp

Monckhoven's Photometer for the Studio

Bell Founding

Spongy Iron and Animal Charcoal as Agents for the Purification of Water

By L. Lewin

Progress of Industrial Chemistry

Brief Review of the Most Important Changes in the Industrial Applications of Chemistry Within the Last Few Years

By J. W. Mallet

Light from Thermo-Electricity

Fibrous Rock-Salt

(Sodium Chloride.)

Petroleum and its Examination

By A. Bourgougnon

Specific Magnetism of Iron

The Beginnings and the Development of Life

By Edmond Perrier

Brown-Sequard's Theories of the Nervous System

Color Blindness

Geology and Coal Plants

The Pompeiian Centennial Excavations

The Statue of Arago

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    November 29, 1879

    Complex Causes. Alternative Solutions.