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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 1950

by Editor

First Edition

Price: $100.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b945-14
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: As New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1951

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1951. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 804 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 Milky Way, luminous surface and atmosphere of the sun, elementary particles by Schroedinger, composition of the universe, Wright Brothers as aeronautical engineers, chemical achievement and hope for the future by Linus Pauling, electroencephalography, energy from fossil fuels, earthquakes in North America, Wolf Creek meteorite in Western Australia, natural history of Iceland by Julian Huxley, praying mantids of the United States by A. B. Gurney, man's disorder of nature's design in the Great Plains, food shortages and the sea, economic uses of lichens, origin and antiquity of the Eskimo, archeology and ecology of the Arctic slope of Alaska, and Seymour Simon : Pioneer artists of the plains and rockies. Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.