Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Part 1

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Smithsonian Institution, 1911
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Page 23 - Committees of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the...
Page 26 - ... all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens, belonging...
Page 101 - I have brought to a close the portion of the work which seemed to be specially mine — the demonstration of the practicability of mechanical flight — and for the next stage, which is the commercial and practical development of the idea, it is probable that the world may look to others. The world, indeed, will be supine if it does not realize that a new possibility has come to it, and that the great universal highway overhead is now soon to be opened.
Page 302 - The riddle of the nebulae was solved. The answer, which had come to us in the light itself, read: Not an aggregation of stars, but a luminous gas.
Page 192 - SEC. 2. That the withdrawal of water from the Mississippi River and the discharge of water Into the said river, for the purpose of operating the said power stations and appurtenant works, shall be under the direction and control of the Secretary of War...
Page 102 - The knowledge that the head of the most prominent scientific institution of America believed in the possibility of human flight •was one of the influences that led us to undertake the preliminary investigations that preceded our active work. He recommended to us the books which enabled us to form sane ideas at the outset. It was a helping hand at a critical time, and we shall always be grateful.
Page 108 - Institution ; and memoirs of a general character or on special topics that are of interest or value to the numerous correspondents of the Institution. It has been a prominent object of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, from a very early date, to enrich the annual report required of them by law with memoirs illustrating the more remarkable and important developments in physical and biological discovery, as well as showing the general character of the operations of the Institution...
Page 47 - Swanton 1911 8°. vn, 387 p., 32 pi. (including 1 map), 2 fig. (44) . Indian languages of Mexico and Central America, and their geographical distribution by Cyrus Thomas, assisted by John R. Swanton Accompanied with a linguistic map 1911 8°.
Page 416 - No public forest reservation shall be established, except to improve and protect the forest within the reservation, or for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States...
Page 375 - It is believed that the following theorem or working hypothesis is worthy of consideration and of comparison with additional facts : mountains, mountain ranges, and valleys of magnitude equivalent to mountains, exist generally in virtue of the rigidity of the earth's crust; continents, continental plateaus, and oceanic basins exist in virtue of isostatic equilibrium in a crust heterogeneous as to density.

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