Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution, for the year 1856, and the p...

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Authors and Corporations: Babbage, Charles (Other), Baird, Spencer F. (Other), Gill, Theodore (Other), Guest, W.E. (Other), Henry, Joseph (Other), Kohl, J.G. (Other), Meech, L.W. (Other), Muller, John (Other), Patterson, Robert (Other), Reid, David Boswell (Other), Sawkins, James Gay (Other), Sharpless, Townsend (Other), Smallwood, Charles (Other), Wall, G.P. (Other), United States Congress Senate (Author), Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents (Other)
Title: Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution, for the year 1856, and the proceedings of the Board up to January 28, 1857
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Washington, DC, 1857
Online-Ausg.. Chester, Vt: NewsBank, inc, 2004
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (467 p); illustrations, tables
Part of: United States congressional serial set
Part of: Mis. doc. / 34th Congress, 3rd session. Senate
Type of Resource:E-Book
Source:U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Notes:Ancient Indian remains near Prescott, Canada West, by W.E. Guest, follows p. 269. Description of the observatory at St. Martin, Isle Jesus, Canada East, by Charles Smallwood, p. 311. Directions for collecting, preserving, and transporting specimens of natural history, by S.F. Baird, p. 235. Index precedes p. 460. Journal of proceedings of the Board of Regents, p. 86. Lecture on physics, by Joseph Henry, p. 187. Lecture on the collection of the charts and maps of America, by J.G. Kohl, p. 93. List of meteorological stations and observers follows p. 68. On acoustics applied to public buildings, by Joseph Henry, p. 221. On the fishes of New York, by Theodore Gill, p. 253. On the mode of testing building materials, and an account of the marble used in the extension of the United States Capitol, by Joseph Henry, p. 303. On the relative intensity of the heat and light of the sun upon different latitudes of the Earth, by L.W. Meech, p. 321. Phonography, by T. Sharpless and R. Patterson, follows p. 276. Progress of architecture in relation to ventilation, warming, lighting, fire-proofing, acoustics, and the general preservation of health, by D.B. Reid, p. 147. Report of progress, from August 25, 1856, to February 24, 1857, of the survey of the economic geology of Trinidad, by G.P. Wall and James Sawkins, p. 281. Report of recent progress in physics, by John Muller, follows p. 356. Report of the Executive Committee, p. 78. Report of the Secretary follows p. 15. Table of contents follows p. 456. Tables of constants of nature and art, by Charles Babbage, p. 289. © 2007 by NewsBank, Inc. All rights reserved
Language: English