The British Association: Section F Geography


On Geographical Distribution IT has been suggested that a leading feature of the sectional addresses to be delivered on the occasion of this, the fiftieth anniversary of the meetings of the British Association, should be a review of the progress made during the last half century in the branches of knowledge which the sections respectively represent.


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    The subject of an able lecture "On the Magnetism of the Earth," delivered before the Royal Geographical Society by the Hydrographer of the Admiralty (Proceedings, vol. xxi. p. 20. 1876)

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    Von Baer, "Ueber ein allgemeines Gesetz in der Gestaltung der Flussbetten," St. Petersb. Bull. Sc. ii. (1860)

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    Dana in American Journal of Science, ser. 2, Vol. iii. p. 352 (1847), and various later publications.

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    Am"nitates Academicæ, vol. iv. p. 64, 1754.

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    Ibid. vol. viii. p. 1, 1768.

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    "Principles of Geology," ed. 3, vol. iii. p. 376, 1834.

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    Journal of Researches in Geology and Natural History, &c., p. 151 1839.

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    "Boat Voyage through Rupert's Land and in the Arctic Sea," vol i. p. 186.

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    "Polar Regions," p. 289.

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    "Flora fossilis Arctica."

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    "Flora Antarctica," pp. 230, 240. See also Moseley in Journ. Linn. Soc. Botany, vol xv. p. 485, and "Observations on the Botany of Kerguelen's Island," by myself, in the Philosophical Transactions, vol. 168. p 15.

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    See "Outlines of the Distribution of Arctic Plants," Transactions of Linnean Society, vol xxiii. p. 257. Read June, 1860.

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    Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, vol. xxii. p. 415 (1878)

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HOOKER, J. The British Association: Section F Geography. Nature 24, 443–448 (1881).

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