What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
Academy actinometer age of bronze air space American amount anemometer annual Anthrop apparatus appears atmosphere barometer Berl Berlin bird Bureau cause centimeters character circuit clepsydra climate cloud collection Congress cyclone deposits direction diurnal earth effect electric Eocene Ethnology Europe experiments fact feet Folk-Lore force geological Gesellsch heat Hertz increase investigation Journ Krakatoa latitudes lemurs length light Lond marine means memoir ment meteorological meters micrometer millimeters Miocene monkeys month motion National Museum nature North observations observatory obtained Oligocene organism oscillations Paris period phenomena plane plates Pliocene position present pressure Prof Professor radiation rain-fall Regents scientific Secretary segmentation nucleus sidereal day Smithsonian Institution Society solar surface temperature theory thermometer tion Ueber ungulates vapor variation velocity vibration waves weather weight Wien wind wings wire
Page xxxviii - Said association shall report annually to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution concerning its proceedings and the condition of historical study in America. Said secretary shall communicate to Congress the whole of such reports, or such portions thereof as he shall see fit. The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to permit said association to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material for history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National...
Page 549 - ; and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence which everywhere goes on from longcontinued observation of the habits of animals and plants, it at once struck me that under these circumstances favorable variations would tend to be preserved, and unfavorable ones to be destroyed. The result of this would be the formation of new species. Here then I had at last got a theory by which to work...
Page xxxviii - Association, for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical manuscripts, and for kindred purposes in the interest of American history and of history in America. Said Association is authorized to hold real and personal estate in the District of Columbia so far only as may be necessary to its lawful ends...
Page 24 - Smithsonian had in 1865 accumulated about forty thousand volumes, largely publications of learned societies, containing the record of the actual progress of the world in all that pertains to the mental and physical development of the human family, and affording the means of tracing the history of at least every branch of positive science since the days of revival of letters until the present time.* These books, in many...
Page 624 - THE HISTORY OF THE FINE ARTS. The Journal is the organ of the Archaeological Institute of America, and of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and it will aim to further the interests for which the Institute and the School were founded. It treats of all branches of Archaeology and Art History : Oriental, Classical, Early Christian, Mediaeval and American. It is intended to supply a record of the important work done in the field...
Page xxxvi - 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, fifteen thousand dollars.
Page xii - Institution, to be composed of the Vice-President, the Chief Justice of the United States, 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 the same State.
Page 307 - ... An approach to within eighty yards arouses the king of birds from his apathy. He partly opens his enormous wings, but stirs not yet from his station. On gaining a few feet more he begins to walk away, with half-expanded, but motionless wings. Now for the chance fire ! A charge of No. 3 from...
Page 309 - ... feet — a height sufficient for the destruction or injury of most animals. But when the plane is urged forward horizontally, in a manner analogous to the wings of a bird during flight, the sustaining power is greatly influenced by the form and arrangement of the surface. In the case of perpendicular descent, as a parachute, the sustaining effect will be much the same, whatever the figure of the outline of the superficies may be, and a circle perhaps affords the best resistance of any. Take for...