Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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The Institution, 1903
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Page lv - ... shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States...
Page 215 - On partially liquefying carbonic acid by pressure alone, and gradually raising at the same time the temperature to 88° Fahr., the surface of demarcation between the liquid and gas became fainter, lost its curvature, and at last disappeared. The space was then occupied by a homogeneous fluid, which exhibited, when the pressure was suddenly diminished or the temperature slightly lowered, a peculiar appearance of moving or flickering striae throughout its entire mass.
Page xliv - For continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supph", sewerage and drainage; and for grading, planting, and otherwise improving the grounds; erecting and repairing buildings and inclosures; care, subsistence, purchase, and transportation of animals; including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, the purchase of necessary books and periodicals...
Page x - Institution, to be composed of the VicePresident, the Chief- Justice of the United States [and the Governor of the District of Columbia], three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives...
Page 134 - It is very much the same in learning to ride a flying machine; if you are looking for perfect safety, you will do well to sit on a fence and watch the birds; but if you really wish to learn, you must mount a machine and become acquainted with its tricks by actual trial.
Page 208 - New experiments and observations touching cold, or, An experimental history of cold, begun.
Page 207 - For heat and cold are nature's two hands, whereby she chiefly worketh ; and heat we have in readiness, in respect of the fire ; but for cold we must stay till it cometh, or seek it in deep caves, or high mountains : and when all is done, we cannot obtain it in any great degree : for furnaces of fire are far hotter than a summer's sun ; but vaults or hills are not much colder than a winter's frost.
Page liii - NATIONAL MUSEUM. For cases, furniture, fixtures, and appliances required for the exhibition and safe-keeping of the collections of the National Museum, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, twentytwo thousand five hundred dollars.
Page 559 - An exact determination of the laws of heredity will probably work more change in man's outlook on the world, and in his power over nature, than any other advance in natural knowledge that can be clearly foreseen.
Page xix - For expenses of the system of international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, and the purchase of necessary books and periodicals, $32,000.

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