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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 1916

by Editor

First Edition

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

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b934-07
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1917

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1917. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 607 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 news from the stars; distance of the heavenly bodies; census of the sky; gun-report noise; molecular structure and life; ideals of chemical investigation; the earth; dry land geology; petrochemical resources of the United States; the outlook for iron; origin of meteorites; problem of evolution; squid and octopus; economic importance of diatoms; narcotic plants and stimulants of the ancient Americans; origins of civilization in Europe; great dragon of Quirigue; prehistoric Mesa Verde Pueblo and its people; art and great earthwork builders of Ohio; geographical progress; relation of pure science to industrial research; mine safety devices; natural waterways in the U.S.; Theodore N. Gill; the life and work of Fabre; and more. Library bookplate and stamp. Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.