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New Ferry Boat

The Water—Softening Process

Wire Ropes

By A. Garcenot

Towers

The Progress Made in Secondary Piles

The Record Tower

On the Protection of Buildings from Lightning

By J. T. Bucknill

New Experiments with the Electric Arc

Berlier's Pneumatic System of Sewage

Healthy Homes

German Water-Cures

Some Chemical Reactions

The Chemical Industries of Italy

The Society of Chemical Industry

On the Condition and Characteristics of Some of the Native Tribes of the Hudson's Bay Company's Territories

By John Rae

Prof. Haeckel in Ceylon and India

Some Possible Sources of Error in Computing the Age of Fossils

Nut-Bearing Trees

By James Dougall

The Gastornis

Hothouse Melons and Cucumbers

How to Tell the Distance of the Sun.—The Transit of Venus, December 6, 1882

By Edgar L. Larkin

Drying Gelatine Plates

Reduction of Certain Ores of Silver in the Moist Way by Hydrogen

By M. P. Laur

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Scientific American Supplements Volume 14, Issue 348supp

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