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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 1898

by Editor

First Edition

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

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b928-06
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1899

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1899. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 672 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 photography of the lunar surface; large telescopes; extreme infra-red radiations; Le Sage theory of gravitation; chemistry of the stars; perception of light and color; curiosities of vision; color photography; electrical science; telegraphy across space; signaling through space without wires; liquification of hydrogen and helium; recently discovered gases and their relation to periodic law; kinetic theory of gases and some of their consequences; inorganic chemistry; scientific ballooning; tundras and steppes of prehistoric Europe; modification of the Great Lakes by earth movement; Fanafuti Coral Atoll; Oceanography; plant physiology; Pithecanthropus erectus; origin of man; orientation among animals; fresh-water biological stations; economic status of insects as a class; Babylonian society; Carthage; transportation and lifting of heavy bodies by the ancients; anthropological sciences; African civilizations; dogs and savages; the life and works of Brown Sequard; and more. Library bookplate and stamp. Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.