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The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the southern hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52

Author: J M Gilliss; United States Naval Astronomical Expedition
Publisher: Washington : A.O.P. Nicholson, printer, 1855-56.
Series: Ex. doc. (United States. Congress. House), 33rd Congress, 1st session, no. 121.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English
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Genre/Form: Early works
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United States Naval Astronomical Expedition, 1849-1852.
U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the southern hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52.
Washington, A.O.P. Nicholson, printer, 1855-56
(OCoLC)593248929
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Gilliss; United States Naval Astronomical Expedition
OCLC Number: 3249742
Notes: 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.
Description: 4 volumes : frontispiece, illustrations, plates (some color), maps (some folded), plans ; 30 x 23 cm
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.
Series Title: Ex. doc. (United States. Congress. House), 33rd Congress, 1st session, no. 121.
Other Titles: United States Naval Astronomical Expedition to the southern hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52
Responsibility: Lieut. J.M. Gilliss, superintendent ... Vol. I, II, III, VI ...

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