No image available

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 1929

by Editor

First Edition

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

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b934-03
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1930

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1930. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 622 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 physics of the universe; counting the stars; lingering dryad; what is light?; artificial cold; photosynthesis; newly discovered chemical elements; synthetic perfumes; x-raying the earth; extinction and extermination; the Gulf Stream and its problems; the mystery of life; the transition from live to dead -- the nature of filtrable viruses; heritable variations, their production by x-rays, and their relation to evolution; social parasitism in birds; how insects fly; climate and migrations; Ur of the Chaldees -- more royal tombs; population of Ancient America; the aborigines of the ancient island of Hispanola; the beginning of the mechanical transport era in the Americas; the servant in the house -- a brief history of the sewing machine; Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin; Hideyo Noguchi; and more. Library bookplate and stamp. Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.