Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 419–20.


[William Laidlaw?] *


Reportage, Literary Gossip


Geology, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Theories, Controversy | Industry, Invention, Mining, Metallurgy, Meteorology

    States: 'Many of the fanciful theories of our globe, founded upon false conclusions, drawn from the repeated discovery of fresh water shells and marine shells being found together in the same strata, are likely to be set at nought by an experiment of M. Bendant of Marseilles, from whence it results, that fresh water or marine molluscæ will live in either medium, if habituated to it gradually; but with some few exceptions' (419). Later reports that '[t]he most remarkable of the new inventions which have been submitted to the society [Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale], is one of a portable anemometer, constructed by M. Regnier [probably Edme Regnier]. The idea of it was suggested to the inventor by M. Buffon'.

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