Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections

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Smithsonian Institution, 1908 - 23 Seiten
 

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Seite 551 - The right is reserved to award no prize if in the judgment of the Committee no contribution is offered of sufficient merit to warrant such action. Memoirs designed for consideration should be addressed to either " The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, USA ;" or to
Seite 409 - Description of the modifications of certain organs, which seem to be illustrations of the inheritance of acquired characters in Mammals and Birds.
Seite 550 - They will be examined and the prize awarded by a Committee appointed by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with the officers of the International Congress on Tuberculosis.
Seite 550 - Institution, the income from a part of which was to be devoted to 'the increase and diffusion of more exact knowledge in regard to the nature and properties of atmospheric air in connection with the welfare of man.' In furtherance of the donor's wishes, the Smithsonian Institution has from time to time offered prizes, awarded medals, made grants for investigations, and issued publications. "In connection with the approaching International Congress on Tuberculosis, which will be held in Washington,...
Seite 298 - ... the four cardinal points, east, west, north, and south ; and round about it there are ruins, indicating a fence or wall, which surrounded the house and other buildings, particularly in the corners, where it appears there has been some edifice like an interior castle or watch-tower ; for in the angle which faces towards the south-west there stands a ruin, with its divisions and an upper story.
Seite 312 - About 200 yards from this building was a mound in a circle a hundred yards around; the center was a hollow, 25 yards in diameter, with two vamps or slopes going down to its bottom; it was probably a well, now partly filled up; a similar one was seen near Mount Dallas. A few yards further, in the same direction, northward, was a terrace, 100 yards by 70. About 5 feet high upon this, was a pyramid about 8 feet high, 25 yards square at top.
Seite 23 - Volutidas are descended, this genus is sufficiently allied to find a place in this paper without incongruity ; and this is the more desirable since no figure of the fossil has been published up to the present time. The specimens figured form part of the collection of Tertiary fossils of the US Nat. Museum, No.
Seite 183 - That on placing a fish of this species, just caught, into a pail of water, it fixed itself so firmly to the bottom, that on taking it by the tail, the whole pail by that means was lifted, though it held some gallons, and that without removing the fish from its hold.
Seite 304 - ... not parallel with either the east or west walls of the compound, and their longest measurements vary, although the widths of the rooms are about uniform. Although the connection which formerly bound these rooms to the main building has been destroyed, there is no doubt that such a union once existed and that they were probably united to a solid terrace, which we must suppose existed on the north, east, and south sides of the main building. Before excavations were begun, the row of ceremonial...
Seite 298 - The house Casa Grande forms an oblong square facing to the four cardinal points, east, west, north, and south, and round about it there are ruins indicating a fence or wall, which surrounded the house and other buildings, particularly in. the corners, where it appears there has been some edifice like an interior castle or watch-tower, for in the angle which faces towards the southwest there stands a ruin with its divisions and an upper story. " This southwest building is undoubtedly one of the "other...

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