Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Volume 51

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The Institution, 1898 - Discoveries in science
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Page 10 - 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
Page 19 - paid from the revenues of the, District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States; for continuing the entrance into the Zoological Park from Woodley Lane, and opening driveway into Zoological Park, from said entrance along the west
Page xlv - compensation of all necessary employees, and general incidental expenses not otherwise provided for, sixty-seven thousand dollars; one-half of which sum shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States; and of the sum hereby appropriated five thousand dollars shall be used for continuing the entrance into the Zoological Park from Woodlcy
Page 594 - O, good old man ! how well in thee appears The constant favour of the antique world, When service sweat for duty, not for meed!
Page 295 - recent advances in science, and their bearing on medicine and surgery." I venture to hope that I shall be considered as not really departing from the purpose of the trust if I attempt to make this first lecture a sort of preface to the volume, or
Page xvii - Board of Regent* of the Smithsonian Institution: Your Executive Committee respectfully submits the following report in relation to the funds of the Institution, the appropriations by Congress, and the receipts and expenditures for the Smithsonian Institution, the
Page 128 - has the liquid oxygen drawn out of it to the poles. This proves that solid air is a nitrogen jelly containing liquid oxygen. This statement was made in a paper "On the refraction and dispersion of liquid oxygen, and the absorption spectrum of liquid air
Page liii - with aerodromes, and especially the remarkable success «attained by him in experiments, made on the Potomac River on Wednesday, May 6, which led me to urge him to make public some of these results. I had the pleasure of witnessing the successful flight of some of these aerodromes
Page 131 - making an artificial gas containing a large proportion of hydrogen, which is capable of liquefaction by the use of liquid air. The results are summed up in the following extract from the paper: One thing can, however, be proved by the use of the gaseous mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen, viz, that by subjecting it to a high
Page 407 - creatures be so exceeding great, how great, nay, immense, must needs be the power and wisdom of Him who formed them all !" About 375,000 ' species of animals are now known, and of insects we still know the smaller portion. 2 As knowledge of species of animals and plants increased, the necessity of system in registering them became apparent.

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