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Corporate Author United States. War Department.

Title Report of the secretary of war, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, Lieutenant Michler's report of his survey for an interoceanic ship canal near the Isthmus of Darien. [electronic resource]

Imprint [Washington, G. W. Bowman, printer 1861]


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 Axe Making of America E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 2 v. fold. maps, fold. profiles, fold. tables, diagrs. 23cm.
Series [U.S.] 36th Cong., 2d sess. Senate. Ex. doc. no. 9; serial no. 1085-1086
Making of America.
Note One of the folded tables is: XVII.--Appendix K. Physiographic table on the Isthmus of Choco.
[Vol. 2] consists wholly of folded maps and folded profiles.
Contents I. Orders, instructions, plan of operations, &c.--II. Importance of an interoceanic ship canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.--III. Chapter descriptive of the natural features of the country along the line of survey of the proposed interoceanic ship canal, etc., from the Gulf of Darien to the Pacific Ocean, via the Atrato and Truando rivers.--IV. General outfit--Instruments--Organization of engineer party, &c.--Nature and results of operations.--V. Climate.--VI. Discussions of the engineering questions relating to the practicability of united Atlantic and Pacific oceans by ship canal, including estimates of work and cost of construction.
VII. Report on the physiography on the Isthmus of Chocth. By Arthur Schott.--VIII. Appendix A. Remarks on the geognostic structure of the country, with accompanying descriptive table of geological specimens. by Arthur Schott.--IX. Appendix B. Botany--AlgOE. By Professor W. H. Harvey, with notes by Arthur Schott.--X. Appendix C. Botany--Filices and LycopdoiaceOE. By Daniel C. Eaton, esq., with notes by Arthur Schott.--XI. Appendix D. Botany--PhanerogamOE.--XII. Appendix E. Zooelogy--Mammalia. By A. Schott.
XIII. Appendix F. Zoology--Birds. By John Cassin, of Philadelphia.--XIV. Appendix G. Zooelogy--Reptiles and amphibia. Remarks by Arthur Schott.--XV. Appendix H. Zooelogy--The fishes. By Theodore Gill, esq.--XVI. Appendix I. Zooelogy--InvertebratOE.--XVII. Appendix K. Physiographic table on the Isthmus of Choco. Prepared by Arthur Schott.--XVIII. Explanatory report to tables 1, 2, 3, and 4, comprising a compilation of results of geodetic survey.
XIXa. Report of W. H. W. Campbell, meteorologist, with accompanying barametrical and meteorological tables and records.--XIXb. Results of meteorological observations made under the direction of Lieut. N. Michler.--XX. Astronomical observations and determinations of geographical positions of principal points on the interoceanic ship canal. Observer, Lieut. N. Michler. Computer, L. Daser.--Table no. i. of true courses and distances. Computed by Jacob Schmitt.--Table no. ii. Heights and distances, by measurement with engineer's level and theodolite.
Table no. iii of corrections from apparent level to true level.--Table no. iv of readings and computations of angles of elevation and depression across the Cordilleras de Los Andes, measure with theodolite no. 1. Computed by John de La Camp.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Digital Library Initiatives, 2000. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. [Making of America] This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of Making of America IV: the American voice, 1850-1877.
System Details Mode of access: Internet.
Subject Electronic information resources.
Colombia -- Description and travel.
Panama, Isthmus of (Panama)
Backen Canal.
Added Author Michler, N. (Nathaniel), 1827-1881.
Schott, Arthur, 1814-1875.
Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866.
Eaton, Daniel Cady, 1834-1895.
Cassin, John, 1813-1869.
Gill, Theodore, 1837-1914.
Campbell, W. H. W.
Daser, Louis.
Schmitt, Jacob.
De La Camp, John.
University of Michigan. Library.
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