Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Part 1

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Smithsonian Institution, 1886
Report for 1915 includes article by Louis Agassiz Fuertes titled "Impressions of the voices of tropical birds," p. 299-323.

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Page 11 - Tables and Results of the Precipitation, in Rain and Snow, in the United States, and at some stations in adjacent parts of North America, and in Central and South America.
Page x - Washington, during the time for which they shall hold their respective offices ; three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives...
Page 541 - English. (6) One accent only is used the acute to denote the syllable on which stress is laid. This is very important, as the sounds of many names are entirely altered by the misplacement of this
Page 822 - In other words, just as, in the lifetime of the individual, adjustive actions which were originally intelligent may by frequent repetition become automatic, so in the lifetime of the species, actions originally intelligent may, by frequent repetition and heredity, so write their effects on the nervous system that the latter is prepared, even before individual experience, to perform adjustive actions mechanically which, in previous generations, were performed intelligently. This mode of origin of...
Page 541 - No change will be made in the orthography of foreign names in countries which use Roman letters : thus Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc., names will be spelt as by the respective nations.
Page 822 - The term is therefore a generic one, comprising all those faculties of mind which are concerned in conscious and adaptive action, antecedent to individual experience, without necessary knowledge of the relation between means employed and ends attained, but similarly performed under similar and frequently recurring circumstances by all the individuals of the same species.
Page 336 - For expenses of the system of international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, and the purchase of necessary books and periodicals, $32,000.
Page 732 - Description of an articulate of doubtful relationship from the Tertiary beds of Florissant, Colorado.
Page 2 - ... such sum of money is required ; whereupon they shall examine the same, and, if they shall approve thereof, shall certify the same to the proper officer of the treasury for payment.
Page 3 - ... used in such instruction, and the progress made by the convicts, and to note especially, any cases in which an unusual progress has been made by a convict; to make an annual report on or before the first day of November in each year to the...

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