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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 1915

by Editor

First Edition

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

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b934-06
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1916

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1916. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 544 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 a review of astronomy for 1913; utilization of solar energy; constitution of matter and evolution of the elements; submarine signaling; earthquake in the Marsico, Central Italy; Atlantis; evidence of primitive life; the place of forestry among the natural sciences; Lignum Nephriticum; impressions of the voices of tropical birds; Eskimo curlew and its disappearance; insect nest construction; olden time knowledge of Hippocampus; heredity; progress in modern zoology; linguistic areas in Europe; excavations at Tell el-Amarna Egypt; vaccines; developments in telephony and telegraphy; Sir David Gill; Walter Holbrook Gaskell; and more. Library bookplate and stamp. Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.