Other editions - View all
Abingdon adult females adult males ADULT SPECIMENS anal Anal fin Annual Report Basal Baur belly Bindloe birds breast brown brownish Bureau of Ethnology Cactornis Camarhynchus caudal fin caudal peduncle Certhidea olivacea Chatham color conirostris cover bearing title Culmen Culpepper dark dorsal fin dusky eggs Elizabeth Bay feathers galapagoensis Galapagos Archipelago Genus Geological Survey Geospiza fuliginosa Gould head and body Hood Iguana Cove immature Indefatigable interorbital lateral line Leland Stanford Jr length of head mandible Maxilla from Nostril maxillary MEASUREMENTS OF ADULT melanotis Narboro Nesomimus Nesomimus melanotis nest Novit opercle pale paper cover bearing pectoral plumage posterior posteriorly Proc Range rays RIDGWAY ROTHSCHILD AND HARTERT scales scandens Science Seymour Seymour Islands sides snout soft dorsal song species spotted Stage Stan STEINDACHNER stripes Tagus Cove tail Tarsus Testudo Tropidurus U. S. Nat United States Geological Univ ventral Washington Wenman Width of Bill Zool
Page 172 - Testimony before the joint commission to consider the present organizations of the Signal Service, Geological Survey, Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the Hydrographic Office of the Navy Department, with a view to secure greater efficiency and economy of administration of the public service in said bureaus...
Page 150 - On the evolution of language, as exhibited in the specialization of the grammatic processes, the differentiation of the parts of speech, and the integration of the sentence ; from a study of Indian languages, by JW Powell. P. 1-16. Sketch of the mythology of the North American Indians, by JW Powell. P. 17-56. Wyandot government: a short study of tribal society, by JW Powell.
Page 166 - Report on the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region ; by JW Powell.
Page 126 - Committees of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the...
Page 407 - ... thereafter performed the customary duties of a medical officer at various posts in different parts of the United States and in the field. His military service included 15 changes of station, with 4 years in Arizona, 5 in the Department of the Platte, 2 in the Department of Dakota, 3 in the South, and 3 years in the East. He was promoted full surgeon with the rank of major December 4, 1893, and at the time of his death was first on the list of majors in the Medical Department of the Army. In the...
Page 142 - Survey, to make a special investigation of the practicability of constructing reservoirs for the storage of water in the arid regions of the United States. This work was supported for a time by appropriations but was later discontinued by Congress after many reservoir sites had been examined and segregated and a number of reports valuable in the classification of the lands of the arid regions had been published.' After the irrigation survey was abolished...
Page 165 - The progress made in the survey of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries, by parties under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution.
Page 50 - ... travelers, and once started in a certain direction no obstacles can stop them. Not infrequently they ascend very steep, rocky hills. Sometimes their shells are broken, and occasionally they are killed, by rolling down these inclines, but if uninjured after these falls they will make repeated efforts to reascend until crowned by success. They retire early for the night, drawing in their limbs and neck, and after sunset do not move from the place chosen for the night. Darwin, however, states that...
Page 179 - An Act providing for the public printing and binding and the distribution of public documents" approved January 12, 1895 (28 Stat.
Page 422 - ... in the midst of his great work in Sibley College, in the full possession of his normal strength and mental activities, and with apparently many years yet of fruitful labor before him. While it may be too soon to estimate with exactness his place in the galaxy of the great minds which the nineteenth century produced, yet among those whose work adorned the latter part of this century the name of Robert Henry Thurston will have an assured and abiding place. As an engineer, a scientist, an educator,...