What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acid action adopted Agassiz American amount annual appears appointed Association Boston bottom BROWNE called carbonate cause character coast colour communication consists constitute contain Dayton deposited direction distance effect estimation existing explorations extended fact feet formation fossils geographical geological give given Goldf grains gravel half heat important inches Institution interest James John knowledge Lake land less Lieut lime limestone magnesia marked Mass materials matter means meeting miles Mississippi motion Natural objects observations ocean officers organization origin passed period Philadelphia portion present proceeded Prof publication published quantity received recent referred regard region remarked researches residue Resolved respect river Robert rock ROGERS RULE sand scientific Secretary side solid space species specimens springs Standing Committee surface tion valley Washington whole York
Page 56 - But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Page 83 - Institution, and the name of the author (as far as practicable) concealed, unless a favorable decision be made. 6. The volumes of the memoirs to be exchanged for the Transactions of literary and scientific societies, and copies to be given to all the colleges and principal libraries in this country. One part of the remaining copies may be offered for sale; and the other carefully preserved, to form complete sets of the work, to supply the demand from new institutions.
Page 83 - Institution. 2. Appropriations in different years to different objects ; so that in course of time each branch of knowledge may receive a share. 3. The results obtained from these appropriations to be published, with the memoirs before mentioned, in the volumes of the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge.
Page 84 - ... are to be prepared by collaborators eminent in the different branches of knowledge. 3. Each collaborator to be furnished with the journals and publications, domestic and foreign, necessary to the compilation of his report; to be paid a certain sum for his labors, and to be named on the title-page of the report. 4. The reports to be published in separate parts, so that persons interested in a particular branch can procure the parts relating to it without purchasing the whole. 5. These reports...
Page 84 - The emphasis upon publications as a means of diffusing knowledge was expressed by the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In his formal plan for the Institution, Joseph Henry articulated a program that included the following statement: "It is proposed to publish a series of reports, giving an account of the new discoveries in science, and of the changes made from year to year in all branches of knowledge not strictly professional.
Page 81 - Regents the power of adopting such other parts of an organization as they may deem best suited to promote the objects of the bequest. "After much deliberation, the Regents resolved to divide the annual income...
Page 8 - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science In different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 83 - Each memoir presented to the institution to be submitted for examination to a commission of persons of reputation for learning in the branch to which the memoir pertains ; and to be accepted for publication only in case the report of this commission is favorable.