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The Earth's Atmosphere

Its Properties and Extent

By Arthur W. Ewell

A Rhine-North Sea Canal

By Our Berlin Correspondent

Xochimilco and its Lake of Gardens

Aztec Irrigation of the Sixteenth Century

By Carl Hawes Butman

Porous Metals

By the Berlin Correspondent of the Scientific American

A Review of the Physics of Light—II

Presidential Address at the Recent Optical Convention in London

By Silvanus P. Thompson*amp*apos;s

The Cost of a Superfluous Language, The Royal Institute of Public Health

The Centenary of the Krupp Works the Rise of a Great Steel Plant

By Alfre Gradenwitz

The Uses of Acetylene

A Review of Twenty Years' Progress

By Vivian B. Lewes

The “Green Flash”

A Natural Phenomenon Illustrated by Artificial Means

The Philosophy of Purchasing Supplies

By Elihu Cunynham Church

Smokeless Powder

With Reference to Its Granular Form

By Charles A. Junken

New Researches on Electric Discharge Phenomena

Some Interesting Experiments With the Ruhmkorff Coil

By M. A. von Luttgendorff

Manufacture and Treatment of Steel for Guns—II

An Industry of About Thirty Years' Standing

By General L. Cubillo


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