"On the mechanical Arrangements of the Analytical Engine of the late Charles Babbage, F.R.S." pp. 616-7. Within: Report of the Fifty-Eighth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Bath in September 1888.
by [BABBAGE, Charles] Major-General H.P. BABBAGE.
London:: John Murray, 1889., 1889. Thick 8vo. xcvi, 988, 116, 32 pp. Plates, figures, list of members, ads. Original full orange/brown blind- and gilt-stamped cloth; spine ends and joints reinforced with kozo; top edge shows a waterstain. Rubber-stamp. Very good. Innumerable contributions within this thick tome. The BAAS formulated committees who were responsible for reports. Those committee members and the assigned areas of study are outlined here: Tidal Observations in Canada, Uniform nomenclature for the fundamental units in mechanics, Comparing and Reducing Magnetic Observations, Standards of Light, Meteorological Observations on Ben Nevis (Scotland), Bibliography of Solution, Practical Standards for use in Electrical Measurements, Influence of Silicon on the properties of Steel, Differential Gravity Meter and the need for extended pendulum observations, Methods of teaching chemistry, On the action of Light on the Hydracids of Halogens in presence of Oxygen, Assisting the Marine Biological Association Laboratory at Plymouth, Isometric Naphthalene Derivatives, Prehistoric Race in the Greek Islands, Physical Development of the Human Body, Erratic Blocks of England, Wales and Ireland, Provincial Museums Report, 'Manure' Gravels of Wexford, Food-Fishes at the St. Andrews Marine Laboratory, Investigation on the Circulation of Underground Waters in the Permeable Formations, Migration of Birds at Lighthouses, etc. [another group is twice this length or committee designations]. The Transactions are then divided into Sections: A: Mathematical and Physical Science; B: Chemical Science; C: Geology; D: Biology, Zoology; F: Economic Science and Statistics; G: Mechanical Science; H: Anthropology. Some highlight papers: Lord Rayleigh, Is the Velocity of Light in an Electrolytic Liquid influenced by an Electric Current in the direction of propagation? – 3 papers by Sir William Thomson – L. de la Rive, On Composition of Sensation and Notion of Space – O.C. Marsh, Comparison of the principal Forms of Dinosauria of Europe and America.
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