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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution 1926

by Smithsonian Institution

First Edition

Price: $29.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 019506
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • Place: Washington D.C.
  • Date published: 1927

Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 1927. Washington, D. C. Smithsonian Books, 1927. First edition. 8vo. Dark green silk with gilt lettering embossed on spine and gilt seal embossed on front board, illustrated in black and white, 551 pp.The new outlook in cosmogony; influences of sun rays on plants and animals; evolution of the stars; excursions on the planets; high frequency rays of cosmic origin; present status of radio atmospheric disturbances; cold light; scientific work of the Maud expedition; romance of carbon; cause of earthquakes; loess of China; visit to the gem districts of Ceylon and Burma; history of organic evolution; Barro Colorado Island Biological Station; geography and evolution in the pocket gophers of California; how beavers build their houses; mosquito-fish; effect of aluminum sulphate on rhododendrons and other acid-soil plants; Eastern Brazil; our heritage from the American Indians; parasite element of natural control of injurious insects; fragrant butterflies; ritual bullfight; bronzes of Hsin-Cheng Hsien; Katcina altars in Hopi worship Omaha bow and arrow makers; National Park of Switzerland; Samuel Slater and the oldest cotton machinery in America; preventive medicine; William Bateson; H. Kamerlingh Onnes. Ex-library. Light spotting to binding. Plates. Good.. First Edition. Cloth. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.