A History of the First Half-century of the National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1913

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The Academy, 1913 - 399 pages

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Page 303 - Act. execute or cause to be executed all laws affecting public lands heretofore or hereafter reserved under the provisions of section twenty-four of the Act entitled, "An Act to repeal the timber-culture laws, and for other purposes...
Page 302 - March'3, 1891, and which may be continued; and he may make such rules and regulations and establish such service as will insure the objects of such reservations...
Page 14 - States as may be designated, and the Academy shall, whenever called upon by any department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art, the actual expense of such investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports to be paid from appropriations which may be made for the purpose, but the Academy shall receive no compensation whatever for any services to the Government of the United States.
Page 8 - In 1898, in his address as retiring president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Gibbs summed up his views as to the constitution of the complex acids.
Page 344 - The local authorities, on the adoption and purchase of a voting machine, may provide for the payment therefor in such manner as they may deem for the best interest of the locality...
Page 302 - The Secretary of War, upon the request of the Secretary of the Interior, is hereby authorized and directed to make the necessary details of troops to prevent trespassers or intruders from entering the park for the purpose of destroying the game or objects of curiosity therein, or for any other purpose prohibited by law, and to remove such persons from the parks...
Page 311 - Sciences is hereby required, at their next meeting, to take into consideration the methods and expenses of conducting all surveys of a scientific character under the War or Interior Department, and the surveys of the Land Office, and to report to Congress as soon thereafter as may be practicable a plan for surveying and mapping the Territories of the United States on such general system as will, in their judgment, secure the best results at the least possible cost...
Page 265 - This officer shall have the direction of the Geological Survey, and the classification of the public lands and examination of the geological structure, mineral resource, and products of the national domain.
Page 332 - The nominations shall be sent to the home secretary by the chairman of the committee before January 1 of the year in which the election is to be held, and each nomination shall be accompanied by a list of the principal contributions of the nominee to science.
Page 179 - Elements of Chemistry, in the order of the lectures given in Yale College.

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