Excerpt from Annual of Scientific Discovery, or Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, for 1852: Exhibiting the Most Important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities, &C To the friends, not only in this country, but in Europe, China, and California, who have kindly furnished scientific information, we return our most sincere thanks.
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