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Conference United States Naval Astronomical Expedition, 1849-1852.

Title The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the southern hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52. [electronic resource] Lieut. J. M. Gilliss, superintendent ... Vol. I, II, III, VI ...

Imprint Washington, : A. O. P. Nicholson, printer, 1855-56.


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 Axe Making of America E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 4 v. : front., illus., plates (part col.) maps (part fold.) plans. ; 30 x 23 cm.
Series 33d Cong., 1st sess. House. Ex. doc. no. 121
Making of America.
Note Lieut. Archibald MacRae, S. L. Phelps, E. R. Smith, assistants.
Vols. 4 and 5, designed to contain the results of the astronomical observations, were not published. The material was published later by the U.S. Naval observatory in its Astronomical and meteorological observations. (Washington observations) for 1868, app. I, 1871, and Astronomical, magnetic and meteorological observations (Washington observations) for 1890, app. I, 1895.
Contents I. Chile: its geography, climate, earthquakes, government, social condition, mineral and agricultural resources, commerce, &c., &c. [with Appendices A, B, C] by J. M. Gilliss. 1855.--II. Report of journeys across the Andes and pampas of the Argentine provinces, by Archibald MacRae. Appendices: D. Minerals, by L. J. Smith. E. Indian remains, by T Ewbank. F. Zoology: Mammals, by S. F. Baird. Birds, by J. Cassin. Reptiles, fishes, Crustacea, by C. Girard. Shells, by A. A. Gould. G. Botany: Dried plants, by Asa Gray. Living plants and seeds, by W. D. Brackenridge. H. Paleontology: Fossil mammals by J. Wymn. Fossil shells, by T. A. Conrad. 1855.--III. Observations to determine the solar parallax, J. M. Gilliss. 1856.--IV.-V. Not published. See note preceding contents.--VI. Magnetical and meteorological observations, under the direction of J. M. Gilliss. 1856.
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 Scientific expeditions
Electronic information resources.
Added Author Gilliss, J. M. (James Melville), 1811-1865.
University of Michigan. Library.
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