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Página 4 - I mean stock to remain in this country, to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Página 12 - And the said regents shall make, from the interest of said fund, an appropriation, not exceeding an average of twenty-five thousand dollars annually, for the gradual formation of a library, composed of valuable works pertaining to all departments of human knowledge.
Página 453 - Gift of the State of New York. 13034, 0. 5. Sixth annual report of the Regents of the University of the State of New York on the condition of the State Cabinet of Natural History, &o.
Página 8 - Resolved, That hereafter the annual appropriations shall be apportioned specifically among the different objects and operations of the Institution in such manner as may, in the judgment of the Regents, be necessary and proper for each, according to its intrinsic importance, and a compliance in good faith with the law.
Página 300 - An Introduction to Practical Astronomy, with a collection of Astronomical Tables ; by Prof. ELIAS LOOMIS, LL.D., &c. — Every cultivator of practical astronomy must have felt the want of some treatise embracing within moderate compass the requisite formulae and tables, together with descriptions of the most approved instruments and methods of observation.
Página 316 - Temple, which afforded a good view of the entire scene. On a sudden, all traffic in the thronged mart was suspended, porters cleared the front street of every description of merchandise, boatmen ceased lading and unlading their vessels, and put out into the middle of the stream, so that a few moments sufficed to give a deserted appearance to the busiest part of one of the busiest cities of Asia.
Página 299 - Parallel of latitude lying between Dona Ana on the Rio Grande and Pimas Villages on the Gila ; by Lieut.
Página 2 - House whether the Smithsonian Institution has been managed, and its funds expended, in accordance with the law establishing the Institution ; and whether any additional legislation be necessary to carry out the designs of its founders, and that said committee have power to send for persons and papers.
Página 179 - ... of the point. Grains of sand were thus pouring over the rocks in countless myriads, under the influence of the powerful current of air which seems to sweep constantly through this pass from the ocean to the interior. Wherever I turned my eyes, — on the horizontal tables of rock, or on the vertical faces turned to the wind, — the effects of the sand were visible: there was not a point untouched, — the grains had engraved their track on every stone. Even quartz was cut away and polished;...