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Página 518 - ... 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, September 21 to October 12, 1908, a prize of $1,500 is offered for the best treatise 'On the Relation of Atmospheric Air to Tuberculosis.
Página 255 - trader, merchant," not "class of merchants." as Schott makes out in a note to Jagor's Reisen in den Philippinen (p. 272), nor "itinerant dealers.'' as Blumentritt (Chinesen auf den Philippinen, p. 18) explains after Barrantcs. country, to take it, and bring back the ships laden with gold and riches. This, together with what the Chinese had said at first, seemed of much importance, especially so to Don Fray Miguel de Benavides, archbishop-elect of Manila, who knew the language, and that it went much...
Página 298 - 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.
Página 518 - 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.
Página 473 - ... That the velocities of meteorites are materially changed by the resistance of the atmosphere, and, in general, by a fractional part of the velocity which is independent of the velocity of approach.
Página 519 - 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
Página 23 - ... rounded axial riblets, obsolete on the last whorl; suture appressed, the whorl in front of it flattish, with no well-marked shoulder, but more or less distinct axial wrinkling just in front of the suture; on the last whorl there are 15-17 prominent, distant. sharp spiral ridges, without nodulations ; separated by much wider, slightly excavated, axially striate interspaces in which occasional much finer intercalary spirals sometimes appear; outer lip thin, in the adult anteriorly expanded, slightly...
Página 79 - Observations on the Neuration of the Hind Wings of Hymenopterous Insects, and on the Hooks, which join the Fore and Hind Wings together during flight.
Página 298 - Font's room," in this article. Mange states in his diary that "a crossbow-shot farther on, twelve other houses are seen half tumbled down, also with thick walls and all with roofs burnt except one room beneath one house, with round beams smooth and not thick, which appear to be cedar or savin and over them rush reeds very similar to them and a layer of mortar and hard clay, making a ceiling or story of very peculiar character.
Página 287 - 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...