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    PROF. FRANKLAND, D.C.L., F.R.S., has now in the press a volume containing his collected researches in Pure, Applied, and Physical Chemistry, dedicated to Prof. Bunsen, of Heidelberg. The section on Pure Chemistry treats, amongst other matters, of the Isolation of the Organic Radicals, and the Discovery of Organo-Metallic Bodies, and their Application to the Synthetical Production of Organic Compounds. In the section devoted to Applied Chemistry, the author describes his Investigations on the Manufacture of Gas for Illuminating Purposes; on the Qualities of Potable Waters; and on the Treatment of the Sewage of Towns. Physical Chemistry includes his Experiments upon Flames, and upon the Source of Muscular Power, together with those on the Spectra of Gases and Vapours. Each chapter is preceded by introductory remarks, having reference to the scope, object, and future development of the subject treated of. Mr. Van Voorst is the publisher.

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    Notes . Nature 16, 130–133 (1877) doi:10.1038/016130a0

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