Report of the Board of Regents (Google eBook)

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The Institution, 1904 - Discoveries in science
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Page 848 - Handbook of Engine and Boiler Trials, and the Use of the Indicator and the Prony Brake...
Page xiv - Washington, during the time for which they shall hold their respective offices ; three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives, together with six other persons, other than members of...
Page lviii - shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States.
Page lix - 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.
Page lviii - 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 lvi - ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY: For maintenance of Astrophysical Observatory, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, including salaries of assistants, the purchase of necessary books and periodicals, apparatus, making necessary observations in high altitudes, printing and publishing results of researches, not exceeding one thousand five hundred copies, repairs and alterations of buildings and miscellaneous expenses, fifteen thousand dollars 15, 000.
Page lviii - For continuing the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, and from other sources, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, and all other necessary expenses, one hundred and eighty thousand dollars, of which sum five thousand five hundred dollars may be used for necessary drawings and illustrations for publications of the National Museum.
Page 101 - 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 851 - By EMIL REICH. On November 1 (Sunday), at 8.45 in the morning, Mommsen died, and in him the world of erudition has lost one of its very greatest representatives. It is no exaggeration to say that what Joseph Scaliger was to the world of scholars at the end of the sixteenth and in the beginning of the seventeenth century Mommsen was to all the students of Roman antiquity in our own time. The name "Roman antiquity" must be taken in its widest sense.
Page 377 - I have dealt mainly with the so-called "scientific" aspect of Geology, regarding it from the inside point of view as an interpreter of Nature, and a member of the great family of the sciences. But, as I have already hinted, we are bound also to consider it from the outside or "practical" point of view as being one of the servants of mankind and an associate of the useful arts. Indeed it is wholly impossible to avoid dealing with it from this outside aspect. In the words of Herbert Spencer...

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