Bulletin, Issues 94-96

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1916 - Science

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Page 192 - ... few instances in which large plates were regarded as indispensable. Since 1902 a series of octavo volumes containing papers relating to the botanical collections of the Museum, and known as the Contributions from the National Herbarium, has been published as bulletins.
Page vii - RICHARD RATHBUN, Assistant Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, in charge of the United States National Museum. WASHINGTON, DC, May 29, 1915.
Page 239 - The date of publication is printed on each paper, and these dates are also recorded in the tables of contents of the volumes. The Bulletins, the first of which was issued in 1875, consist of a series of separate publications comprising chiefly monographs of large zoological groups and other general systematic treatises (occasionally in several volumes), faunal works, reports of expeditions, and catalogues of type-specimens, special collections, etc. The majority of the volumes are octavos, but a...
Page 66 - Villing and many other places that in each of them it was thought some houses had fallen. King Maximilian, who was then at Ensisheim, had the stone carried to the castle ; after breaking off two pieces, one for the Duke Sigismund of Austria and the other for himself, he forbade further damage, and ordered the stone to be suspended in the parish church.
Page 68 - The sounds produced in its course are referred to as being " terrible " and "indescribable," as scaring cattle and terrifying the people over an area many miles in diameter. At first they were iouder than that of the largest artillery; these were followed by a rumbling noise, as of a train of cars crossing a bridge. The concussion when it struck the ground was sensible to many persons, and it is reported that the soil was thrown into the air at the edge of a ravine where the largest of the masses...
Page 192 - Museum, presenting newly acquired facts in zoology, geology, and anthropology, including descriptions of new forms of animals, and revisions of limited groups. One or two volumes are issued annually and distributed to libraries and scientific organizations. A limited number of copies of each paper, in pamphlet form, is distributed to specialists and others interested in the different subjects as soon as printed. The date of publication is printed on each paper, and these dates are also recorded in...
Page 81 - Horse-shoe shape, greatly elongated. The outer edge very bright, then a narrow dark space, with a core of intense brilliancy, so vivid as to blind the eyes for a moment. It had not a comet-like train, but a sort of flowing jacket of flame. Detonations heard, so violent as to shake the earth, and to jar the windows like the shock of an earthquake.
Page 66 - Ensisheim a stone weighing two hundred pounds. It was seen by a child to strike the ground in a field near the canton called Gisgaud, where it made a hole more than five feet deep. It was taken to the church as being a miraculous object. The noise was heard so distinctly at Lucerne Villing and many other places that in each of them it was thought some houses had fallen.
Page 27 - Chladni, famed for his researches into the laws of sound, brought together numerous accounts of the fall of bodies from the sky, and called the attention of the scientific world to the fact that several masses of iron, of which he specially considers two, had in all probability come from outer space to this planet.
Page 30 - That the velocities of meteorites are materially changed by the resistance of the atmosphere, and, in general, by a fractional part of the velocity which is independent of the velocity of approach.

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