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The Scottish Lochs

Book Review

'Bathymetrical Survey of the Scottish Fresh-water Lochs,' conducted under the direction of Sir John Murray, K.C.B., F.R.S., D.SC., etc., and Laurence Pullar, F.R.S.E., F.R,G.S., during the years 1897 to 1909. Report on the Scientific Results. 6 volumes. Edinburgh: Challenger Office. 1910. ?5 5s.

The splendid and valuable work done by the Scottish Lake Survey under the supervision of Sir John Murray, the late Mr. Frederick Pattison Pullar, and Mr. Laurence Pullar is well known through the eighteen separate papers published in this Journal between April, 1900, and January, 1908, and in an extra publication of the Society. The publication under notice consists of six volumes, two of text and four of maps. This review will deal especially with vol. 1, which consists for the most part of new matter, whilst vol. 2 contains the special descriptions of the lakes already published. In vol. 1 we find, after statistical tables of the Scottish Fresh-water Lochs and the introduction by Sir John Murray, an article on Seiches and Other Oscillations of Lake Surfaces observed by the Scottish Lake Survey, by Prof. G. Chrystal. This article is one of the best and most up-to-date resumes of the seiches problem.

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