Popular Science Monthly/Volume 12

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Popular Science Monthly  (1877) 
Volume 12
 
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November 1877

Illustrations of the Logic of Science I 1
The Growth of the Steam-Engine I 15
The Law of Continuity 29
Modern Troglodytes 37
The System of Sirius 47
The Differences of Things 53
Man and the Glacial Period 61
Effects of Study on the Eyesight 74
The Gigantic Moa-Bird 87
To the Ring Nebula 90
Sketch of Michael Servetus 91
Correspondence 105
Editor's Table 108
Literary Notices 111
Popular Miscellany 115
Notes 127

December 1877

The Growth of the Steam-Engine II 129
Star or Star-Mist 148
Language and the English Civil Service 152
On the Comparative Stupidity of Politicians 162
The Laryngoscope and Rhinoscope 166
Dr Draper's Lecture on Evolution 175
The Great Bengal Cyclone of 1876 192
Our Six-Footed Rivals I 196
History of the Dynamical Theory of Heat I 206
Open Air and Health 216
The Tides II 226
Modern Superstitions 232
Sketch of Professor Rankine 236
Editor's Table 238
Literary Notices 241
Popular Miscellany 247
Notes 255

January 1878

The Growth of the Steam-Engine III 257
Health-Matters in Japan 280
Illustrations of the Logic of Science II 286
The Archer-Fishes 302
Temperaments 306
The Ice Age I 319
Teachings of a Day 327
History of the Dynamical Theory of Heat II 330
Style 340
Our Six-Footed Rivals II 349
Sketch of Professor Joseph Le Conte 358
Correspondence 362
Editor's Table 363
Literary Notices 368
Popular Miscellany 375
Notes 383

February 1878

Evolution of Ceremonial Government I 385
Geysers and How They are Explained 407
The Hygienic Influence of Plants 417
Counting by the Aid of the Fingers 430
Modern Life and Insanity 432
The Growth of the Steam-Engine IV 446
The Magnetic Observatory at Madison, Wisconsin 455
The Chemistry of Fruit-Ripening 460
Addresses of Eliot and Marsh 473
Spontaneous Generation I 476
Sketch of Walter Bagehot 489
Correspondence 491
Editor's Table 495
Literary Notices 501
Popular Miscellany 506
Notes 511

March 1878

Introduction and Succession of Vertebrate Life in America I 513
The Growth of the Steam-Engine V 528
Evolution of Ceremonial Government II 545
Opium and its Antidote 555
The Telephone and How it Works 559
Technical Education 570
The Debasement of Coinages 580
Spontaneous Generation II 591
Illustrations of the Logic of Science III 604
Liquefaction of the Gases I 616
Correspondence 623
Editor's Table 624
Literary Notices 630
Popular Miscellany 635
Notes 640

April 1878

Evolution of Ceremonial Government III 641
The Eucalyptus in the Future 662
Introduction and Succession of Vertebrate Life in America II 672
The Wicked Weasel 697
The Dissipation of Energy 701
Illustrations of the Logic of Science IV 705
On Edison's Talking-Machine 719
The Marpingen Miracles 724
The Source of Muscular Power 729
Living Corals 737
Poisons of the Intelligence-Chloroform 738
Sketch of Professor Secchi 742
Correspondence 743
Editor's Table 744
Literary Notices 749
Popular Miscellany 746
Notes 767
Index 769