Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution
The Institution, 1911
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Page 173 - No right to the use of water for land in private ownership shall be sold for a tract exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to any one landowner, and no such sale shall be made to any landowner unless he be an actual bona fide resident on such land, or occupant thereof residing in the neighborhood of said land, and no such right shall permanently attach until all payments therefor are made.
Page 173 - ... shall give public notice of the lands irrigable under such project and limit of area per entry, which limit shall represent the acreage which, in the opinion of the Secretary, may be reasonably required for the support of a family upon the lands in question...
Page 202 - 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 110 - 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 54 - 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.
Page 395 - 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.
Page 110 - ADVERTISEMENT. The object of the GENERAL APPENDIX to the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution is to furnish brief accounts of scientific discovery in particular directions; reports of investigations made by collaborators of the Institution ; and memoirs of a general character or on special topics that are of interest or value to the numerous correspondents of the Institution.
Page 308 - A feeling as of inspiration seized me. I felt as if I had it now in my power to lift a veil which had never before been lifted ; as if a key had been put into my hands which would unlock a door which had been regarded as forever closed to man — the veil and door behind1 which lay the unknown mystery of the true nature of the heavenly bodies.
Page 5 - the President, the Vice-President, the Chief Justice, and the heads of the executive departments.
Page 313 - I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as I expected! A single bright line only! At first I suspected some displacement of the prism, and that I was looking at a reflection of the illuminated slit from one of its faces. This thought was scarcely more than momentary; then the true interpretation flashed upon me. The light of the nebula was monochromatic, and so, unlike any other light I had as yet subjected to prismatic examination, could not be extended out to form a complete spectrum....