Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution, 1915

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Página 124 - ... all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, real, personal, and mixed, and wheresoever situate...
Página 245 - In our century science is the soul of the prosperity of nations and the living source of all progress. Undoubtedly the tiring discussions of politics seem to be our guide — empty appearances. What really leads us forward is a few scientific discoveries and their application.
Página 582 - ... techniques for analyzing norms and systems of norms. SUMMARY The development of an adequate theoretical structure for sociology will in all likelihood require interdisciplinary cooperation between sociologists and those working in the formal sciences if it is to proceed in a maximally fruitful way. The purpose of this article is to bring to the attention of sociologists recent work in mathematical logic which has direct relevance for their research. Von Wright's deontic logic offers promising...
Página 21 - Institution, for the annual reports of the National Museum, with general appendixes, and for printing labels and blanks, and for the bulletins and proceedings of the National Museum, the editions of which shall not exceed...
Página 24 - For these reasons it has been my ardent wish to see a plan devised on a liberal scale which would have a tendency to spread systematic ideas through all parts of this rising empire, thereby to do away local attachments and state prejudices as far as the nature of things would, or indeed ought to admit, from our national councils.
Página 288 - ... (isothermal region) and of its efficiency in intercepting direct radiation from the sun. It should be remembered, however, in this connection, that the intensity of the solar radiation at the surface of the earth depends not only upon the dustiness of the earth's atmosphere, but also upon the dustiness, and, of course, the temperature, of the solar atmosphere. Obviously, dust in the sun's envelope must, more or less, shut in solar radiation just as, and in the same manner that, dust in the earth.s...
Página 133 - ADVERTISEMENT. The object of the GENERAL APPENDIX to the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution is to furnish brief accounts of scientific discovery in particular directions; reports of investigations made by collaborators of the institution; and memoirs of a general character or on special topics that are of interest or value to the numerous correspondents of the institution.
Página 457 - ... hideous and disgusting as is their appearance, no animal can possibly afford a more wholesome, luscious, and delicate food than they do; the finest green turtle is no more to be compared to them, in point of excellence, than the coarsest beef is to the finest veal; and after once tasting the Galapagos tortoises, every other animal food fell greatly in our estimation.
Página 457 - ... months, and when killed at the expiration of that time, were found to have suffered no diminution in fatness or excellence. They carry with them a constant supply of water, in a bag at the root of the neck, which contains about two gallons; and on tasting that found in those we killed on board, it proved perfectly fresh and sweet.

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