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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 1918

by Editor

First Edition

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

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b928-04
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1920

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1920. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 612 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 the discovery of helium; rise of navigation; tornadoes; wind power; Samuel Pierpont Langley; 20th century physics; matter under high pressure; radioactive lead; sphagnum moss as a war substitute for cotton; military medicine; mineral supplies; reptile reconstructions; caves in Western Maryland; paleobotany; irreversible evolution; insect evolution; sexual selection and birdsong; coloration of tropical fishes; Peruvian agriculture; Hopi Indians and sun-worship; Iroquois League of Peace; History in Tools; Toteism; Sir Joseph Hooker, naturalist; and more. Library bookplate and stamp. Slight rippling to pages. Very good.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.