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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 1913

by Editor

First Edition

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

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b942-02
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1914

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1914. 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 earth and sun as magnets; reaction of the planets on the sun; astrophysics; earth's magnetism; modern ideas on the end of the world; electromagnetism; wireless transmission of energy; oil films on water and on mercury; water and volcanic activity; ripple marks; geological history of the walnuts and hickories; leaf mold; orchid cultivation and its bearing on evolutionary theories; manufacture of nitrates from the atmosphere; geologic history of China; problems of heredity; habits of fiddler crabs; abalones of California; value of birds to man; experiments in feeing hummingbirds; American Bird Banding Association; whale fisheries; ancient skeletal remains of man; redistribution of mankind; civilization and human habitation; feudalism in Persia; Shintoism and its significance; Minoan and Mycenaean element in Hellenic life; flameless combustion; problems in dust, smoke, and fume abatement; marine construction; creating a subterranean river and supplying a metropolis with mountain water; physiology of color vision in modern art; housing reform; economic and social role of fashion; the work of J. H. Van't Hoff; and more. Library bookplate and stamp. Near fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.