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Nature volume 100, page 292 (13 December 1917) | Download Citation



THE report of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science for the year 1915 contains, as well as the usual presidential addresses, a miscellany of scientific papers, ranging from ancient Hindu astronomy and the metallurgy of the Rig Veda to modern anthropological methods and problems of isomerism. Physics and chemistry come in for more attention than the biological sciences; in the former category the more important contributions are those of C. V. Raman and Ashutosh Dey on discontinuous wave motion, of S. Banerji on experiments with the ballistic phonometer, and of J. C. Ghosh on a new method of preparing colloids; in the latter a careful and intelligent analysis of the vegetation of the mouth of the Hugli by N. B. Dutt must be mentioned.

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