Referee report by James Challis on 'Astronomical Experiment on the Peak of Teneriffe, Carried out under the Sanction of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty' by C. Piazzi Smyth

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                                at great elevations.
On the merits of those parts of
the Paper which relate to Geology 
& Botany, I do not profess to 
give an opinion, but I could not 
avoid noticing the great advantage 
derived from photography in giving 
exactness of form and of linear 
proportions to the representation of 
geological and botanical objects.
Although I approve of the 
contents of the Paper generally, I 
think that in some particulars 
it requires alteration. I have 
made a pencil note opposite to 
p. 24 of Vol. 8, where it ap-
pears to me that an inference 
drawn from facts relating to the 
spectrum is incorrectly stated. The 
character of the Paper is in some 
parts too theoretical and argu-
mentative, and would be im-
proved by partaking more of 
the nature of a Report. It was hardly 
possible that a residence of two 
                            
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Author
Charles Piazzi Smyth
Reference
RR/3/252
Series
RR
Date
1856
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Referee report by James Challis on 'Astronomical Experiment on the Peak of Teneriffe, Carried out under the Sanction of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty' by C. Piazzi Smyth, 1856. From The Royal Society, RR/3/252

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