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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1938

by Editor

First Edition

Price: $50.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b928-01
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1939

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1939. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 608 p. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and charts. Includes annual reports of the departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, as well as financial reports and a report on buildings and equipment. The majority of the volume is taken up with articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, including new conceptions of the universe and of matter; nebulae; sun and atmosphere; cosmic radiation; nuclear physics; electron theory; geology; the floor of the ocean; ice ages; soil erosion; paleontology; meteorology and the great floods of the eastern United States; Chinese mitten crabs; eyes that shine at night; light production in arthropods; black widow spider; language of bees; forest genetics; maidenhair tree; hydroponics; sap movement; virus proteins; modern medicine; Valley of Mexico; American archeology; Roman Orient and the Far East; earthworks at Old Ch'ang-an; human flight; the American merchant marine; and more. Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.