Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: 1917

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The Institution, 1919 - Discoveries in science
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Page 525 - When a process is conditioned as to its rapidity by a number of separate factors, the rate of the process is limited by the pace of the 'slowest
Page 545 - Park for the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people.
Page 20 - Museum, with general appendixes and for printing labels and blanks, and for the bulletins and proceedings of the National Museum, the editions of which shall not exceed...
Page 2 - ... to be composed of the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives; together with six other persons, other than members of Congress, two of whom shall be resident in the city of Washington ; and the other four shall be inhabitants of some State, but no two of them of the same State.
Page 130 - 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 130 - 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 45 - American ethnology : For continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation of...
Page 1 - States as ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives, and six citizens, two of whom shall be resident in the City of Washington and the other four shall be inhabitants of some state, but no two of them of the same state.
Page 15 - To provide means for the advancement and extension of technical and scientific investigation, research and experimentation by contributing the net earnings of the corporation, over and above such sum or sums as may be reserved or retained and held as an endowment fund or working capital...
Page 185 - This seems to have been the origin of some of the round grains met with in meteorites ; for they occasionally still contain a considerable amount of glass, and the crystals which have been formed in it are arranged in groups, radiating from one or more points on the external surface, in such a manner as to indicate that they were developed after the fragments had acquired their present spheroidal shape (Aussun, &c.).

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