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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 1082

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 26, 1896.

Scientific American, established 1845.

Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XLII., No. 1082.

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

Scientific American and Supplement, $7 a year.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGE I. ARCHITECTURE. New Methods of Building Construction at Paris. A typical French system of construction. Combination of plaster and iron; cement armé. 1 illustration. 17292

II. AUTOCARS. The De Dion and Bouton Road Motor. An elaborate description of this typical French motor operated by steam. 4 illustrations. 17290

III. CHEMISTRY. An Air Bath. By B.J.H. COSTE. 1 illustration. 17296

The Feculometer. 1 illustration. 17295

IV. DOMESTIC ECONOMY. Errors in Our Food Economy. A very practical paper on scientific nutrition. 17288

V. GEOGRAPHY. Zanzibar. An account of the country and the recent events there. 3 illustrations. 17287

VI. MATHEMATICS. Goodman's Hatchet Planimeters. Instrument for measuring areas and mean altitudes or irregular figures. 5 illustrations. 17293

VII. METALLURGY. The Great Krupp Works. Notes on the great iron and steel works of the German empire, with statistics. 17302

VIII. MINERALOGY. Precious Stoned By Prof. HENRY A. MIERS. Lecture I. First installment of a most interesting article on the minerals used in the jeweler's art. 3 illustrations. 17298

IX. MINING ENGINEERING. Firedamp Testing Station at Marchienne au Pont. An elaborate experimental station for investigation into firedamp. 3 illustrations. 17297

X. MISCELLANEOUS. Device for the Display of Lantern Slides. An apparatus for the display of lantern slides in the shop window. A rotating carrier. 2 illustrations. 17295

What the Sea Has Taken. Destruction of great areas of country in the past, with special reference to the Dutch coast. 17289

Engineering Notes. 17301

Electrical Notes. 17301

Miscellaneous Notes. 17301

Selected Formulæ. 17302

XI. NATURAL HISTORY. Some Notes on Spiders. By Rev. SAMUEL BARBER. Some very curious observations on arachnids. 17300

XII. NAVIGATION. From New York to Havre in a Rowboat. The most wonderful trip on record across the ocean, with portraits of the navigators and view of the boat. 2 illustrations. 17291

The Waste of Shipping: Losses of steam and sailing vessels due to wreckage and condemnation, with valuable tables. 17291

XIII. OPTICS. The Colors Named in Literature. With table. 17289

XIV. PHOTOGRAPHY. Photography for Chemists. Lantern slides by reduction. How to produce lantern slides from large negatives. 17297

XV. PHYSICS. A Research on the Liquefaction of Helium. A research in advanced experimental physics upon the newly discovered element helium. 1 illustration. 17299

Physics Without Apparatus. Several interesting and simple experiments described... Continue reading book >>


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