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|Prof. T. H. Huxley, LL.D., F.R.S., Bodily Motion and Consciousness.
||Dr. J. B. Pettigrew, M.D., F.R.S., Walking, Swimming, and Flying.
|Dr. W. B. Carpenter, LL.D., F.R.S., The Principles of Menial Physiology.
||Prof. James D. Dana, M. A., LL.D., On Cephalization; or, Head Domination in its relation to Structure, Grade, and Development.
|Sir John Lubbock, Bart., F.R.S., The Antiquity of Man.
||Prof. S. W. Johnson, M.A., On the Nutrition of Plants.
|Prof. Rudolph Virchow (of the University of Berlin), Morbid Physiological Action.
||Prof. Austin Flint, Jr., M.D., The Nervous System and its Relation to the bodily Functions.
|Prof. Alexander Bain, LL.D., Relations of Mind and Body.
||Prof. W. D. Whitney, Modern Linguistic Science.
|Prof. Balfour Stewart, LL.D., F.R.S., The Conservation of Energy.
||Prof. A. C. Ramsay, LL.D., F.R.S., Earth Sculpture.
|Walter Bagehot, Esq., Physics and Politics.
||Prof. John Tyndall, LL.D., F.R.S., The Forms of Water, in Clouds, Rain, Rivers, Ice, and Glaciers.
|Dr. H. Charlton Bastian, M.D., F.R.S., The Brain as an Organ of Mind.
||Dr. Henry Maudsley, Responsibility in Disease.
|Herbert Spencer, Esq., The Study of Sociology.
||Prof. Michael Foster, M.D., Protoplasm and the Cell Theory.
|Prof. William Odling, F.R.S., The New Chemistry.
||Rev. M. J. Berkeley, M.A., F.L.S., Fungi; their Nature, Influences, and Uses.
|Prof. W. Thiselton Dyer, B.A., B.Be., Form and Habit in Flowering Plants.
||Prof. Claude Bernard (of the College of France), Physical and Metaphysical Phenomena of Life.
|Dr. Edward Smith, F.R.S., Food and Diets.
||Prof. A. Quetelet (of the Brussels Academy of Sciences), Social Physics.
|Prof. W. Kingdon Clifford, M.A., The First Principles of the Exact Sciences explained to the Non-Mathematical.
||Prof. A. de Quatrefages, The Negro Races.
|Mr. J. N. Lockyer, F.R.S., Spectrum Analysis.
||Prof. Lacaze Duthiers, Zoology since Cuvier.
|W. Lauder Lindsay, M.D., F.R.S. E., Mind in the Lower Animals.
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