... Smithsonian Exploration in Alaska in 1904: In Search of Mammoth and Other Fossil Remains
Smithsonian institution, 1907 - 117 pages
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Page 23 - It was a lack of means from the source from which he thought he was entitled to obtain them. An absolute lack of means there was not. Private individuals offered him the means to continue his work. Several years before this he had been offered a considerable sum for this work if he would but place it upon some commercial basis, and take out patents on such portions of the machinery as were patentable, in order that commercial reward might come to the persons furnishing the money; but he steadfastly...
Page 68 - The place which, by some accident, had fallen in, and is now exposed to the sun and air, melts away, and a good deal of water flows into the sea. An indisputable proof that what we saw was real ice, is the quantity of mammoth's teeth and bones, which were exposed to view by the melting, and among which L myself found a very fine tooth.
Page 8 - ... Fesserton; RJ Rutter, Toronto; Dr. RM Saunders, Toronto; Messrs. DM Scott, Montreal; RA Smith, Newmarket; WW Smith, Toronto; JM Speirs, Ancaster; Donald Sutherland, Bradford; GC Toner, Toronto; S. Troyer, Oakridges; T. Twiss, Barrie; RD Ussher, King; Dr. EM Walker, Toronto. The writer wishes especially to express his thanks to the members of the staff of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology, and in particular to Mr. LL Snyder and Mr. JL Baillie, Jr., for their checking of the manuscript and for...
Page 68 - We had climbed much about during our stay, without discovering that we were on real ice-bergs. The doctor, who had extended his excursions, found part of the bank broken down, and saw, to his astonishment, that the interior of the mountain, consisted of pure ice. At this news, we all went, provided with shovels and crows, to examine this phenomenon more closely, and soon arrived at a place where the back rises almost perpendicularly out of the sea, to the height of a hundred feet ; and then runs...
Page 3 - Descriptive Catalogue of the collection illustrating the scientific investigation of the sea and fresh waters," by Richard Rathbun, published as Catalogue G of the Great International Fisheries Exhibition, London, 1883.
Page 3 - Straits, of the North Pacific ocean, and the China seas, as are frequented by American whale-ships, and by trading vessels, in their routes between the United States and China.
Page 6 - The problems of geographic distribution of the animal and vegetable life of North America in Pleistocene time with the disturbance of faunas and floras caused by the widespread glaciation during that period and their subsequent readjustment over the glaciated area, all combine to form a complex arrangement, to solve which will require large collections of specimens from the Pleistocene deposits of the unglaciated area of Alaska and the adjacent Canadian territory. For at present our knowledge of...
Page 31 - The true and the only Glacial climate which we know to have prevailed in the Arctic lands was not during the so-called Glacial age of geologists, that is during the Pleistocene period, but in that which is now current, and which is the product largely, if not "Op.
Page 68 - An indisputable proof that what we saw was real ice, is the quantity of mammoths' teeth and bones, which were exposed to view by the melting, and among which I myself found a very fine tooth. We could not assign any reason for a strong smell, like that of burnt horn, which we perceived in this place. The covering of these mountains, on which the most luxuriant grass grows...
Page 103 - I also ascended the cliff and dug down from the top in several places, and always came to solid ice, after digging through frozen earth for a few feet. I searched the face of the cliff for fossil remains, but found none, either in the ice or in the soil above it. I was more fortunate, however, on the beach below, after the tide fell. There I found a large number of mammoth bones and tusks, and some smaller bones belonging probably to the ' Aurock