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 Decade: 1910-1919
 Collection: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Revision of the American Flying Squirrels

Revision of the American Flying Squirrels

Date: June 13, 1918
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
Description: Habits, voice, nests, breeding, food, economic status, pelage and molt, and descriptions of species and subspecies of the American flying squirrels.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Revision of the American Harvest Mice: (Genus Reithrodontomys)

Revision of the American Harvest Mice: (Genus Reithrodontomys)

Date: June 5, 1914
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
Description: Discusses history, specimens, habits, economic status, food, and pelages of American harvest mice. Lists locations and provides a key to species and subspecies, and provides species descriptions.
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Revision of the American Marmots

Revision of the American Marmots

Date: April 7, 1915
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
Description: Discusses history, nomenclature, common names, habits, external characters, and specimens of American marmots. Describes, lists locations, and provides a key to species and subspecies.
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Revision of the Pocket Gophers of the Genus Thomomys

Revision of the Pocket Gophers of the Genus Thomomys

Date: November 15, 1915
Creator: Bailey, Vernon
Description: Describes habits, predators, morphology, sexual variation, pelages, and distribution of pocket gophers. Describes genera and group relations. Describes, lists locations and distribution, and provides a key for species and subspecies.
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Revision of the Spiny Pocket Mice: (Genera Heteromys and Liomys)

Revision of the Spiny Pocket Mice: (Genera Heteromys and Liomys)

Date: September 7, 1911
Creator: Goldman, Edward A.
Description: From introduction: "Result of a study of the spiny pocket mice in the collection of the Biological Survey, now numbering nearly 1,000 specimens, supplemented by about 130 in the United States National Museum and from various sources."
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Revision of the Wood Rats of the Genus Neotoma

Revision of the Wood Rats of the Genus Neotoma

Date: October 19, 1910
Creator: Goldman, Edward A.
Description: From introduction: "Result of a study of the wood rats in the collection of the Biological Survey, numbering over 3,000 specimens, including topotypes of most of the species."
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The Rice Rats of North America (Genus Oryzomys)

The Rice Rats of North America (Genus Oryzomys)

Date: September 23, 1918
Creator: Goldman, Edward A.
Description: Discusses habits, economic status, morphology, variation, history, and specimens of North American rice rats. Provides a key and descriptions for species and subspecies.
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Rock Quarrying for Cement Manufacture

Rock Quarrying for Cement Manufacture

Date: June 1918
Creator: Bowles, Oliver
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over rock quarries in the United States. As stated in the introduction, "the bulk of the report deals with quarrying methods and equipment, and gives special attention to drilling and blasting; a chapter on rock mining and one on prospecting are included" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Rules and Regulations for Metal Mines

Rules and Regulations for Metal Mines

Date: 1915
Creator: Ingalls, W. R.; Douglas, James; Finlay, J. R.; Channing, J. Parke & Hammond, John Hays
Description: None
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Safety and Efficiency in Mine Tunneling

Safety and Efficiency in Mine Tunneling

Date: 1914
Creator: Brunton, David W. & Davis, John A.
Description: None
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Sampling and Analyzing Flue Gases

Sampling and Analyzing Flue Gases

Date: 1915
Creator: Kreisinger, Henry & Ovitz, F. K.
Description: From Introduction: "The material presented in this report is arranged in two parts. The first part contains the description of the apparatus and the methods used in sampling and analyzing flue gases. The second part gives experimental results obtained with the different methods of sampling and collecting of flue gas that are recommended in the first part of the report."
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The Sampling and Examination of Mine Gases and Natural Gas

The Sampling and Examination of Mine Gases and Natural Gas

Date: 1913
Creator: Burrell, George A. & Seibert, Frank M.
Description: Report by the U.S. Bureau of Mines based on experiments performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to study mine gases. Findings in this bulletin include descriptions of the experiments and equipment used: "The first part of this report deals with the methods used by the bureau in the collection and examination of the various mine gases; the latter part discusses the bureau's methods of sampling and examining natural gas" (p. 5).
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Sampling Coal Deliveries and Types of Government Specifications for the Purchase of Coal

Sampling Coal Deliveries and Types of Government Specifications for the Purchase of Coal

Date: 1913
Creator: Pope, George S.
Description: None
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The San Franciscan Volcanic Field, Arizona

The San Franciscan Volcanic Field, Arizona

Date: 1913
Creator: Robinson, Henry Hollister
Description: Introduction: This report deals primarily with the volcanic phenomena of the region as determined in the field and laboratory.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Sand Available for Filling Mine Workings in the Northern Anthracite Basin of Pennsylvania

Sand Available for Filling Mine Workings in the Northern Anthracite Basin of Pennsylvania

Date: 1913
Creator: Darton, N. H.
Description: From Introduction: "This report is issued by the Bureau of Mines in the interest of safer and efficient mining methods. Its purpose is to describe the sand deposits in the northern anthracite coal field in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, Pa."
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Sandstone Quarrying in the United States

Sandstone Quarrying in the United States

Date: 1917
Creator: Bowles, Oliver
Description: From Preface: "It is the aim of this bulletin to point out in a general way the location of workable sandstone deposits in the United States, and to outline the most efficient and economical methods of quarrying and preparing the rock for structural and other purposes."
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Sanitation at Mining Villages in the Birmingham District, Alabama

Sanitation at Mining Villages in the Birmingham District, Alabama

Date: 1913
Creator: Woodbridge, Dwight E.
Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over sanitary conditions in Birmingham district mining villages. The sanitation procedures and conditions of various villages are presented. This report includes photographs, and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Saving Coal in Steam Power Plants

Saving Coal in Steam Power Plants

Date: 1919
Creator: United States. Fuel Administration.
Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on steam power plants. The comparison of using purchased power versus using power from a private plant is discussed. This paper includes illustrations.
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The Selection of Explosives used in Engineering and Mining Operations

The Selection of Explosives used in Engineering and Mining Operations

Date: 1913
Creator: Hall, Clarence & Howell, Spencer P.
Description: From General Statement: "This bulletin deals with the characteristic features of the principal explosives used in mining and engineering operations, and especially with the tests that show the suitability of different classes of explosives for different kinds of work."
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Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1913

Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1913

Date: 1914
Creator: White, David
Description: Preface: The present paper is the first of a new series to be published by the Geological Survey under the title "Shorter contributions to general geology."
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Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1918

Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1918

Date: 1919
Creator: White, David
Description: A collection of writings on the shorter contributions to general geology.
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The Significance of Drafts in Steam-Boiler Practice

The Significance of Drafts in Steam-Boiler Practice

Date: 1911
Creator: Ray, Walter T. & Kreisinger, Henry
Description: Report containing experiments that illustrate the possibility of increasing steam power by increasing the amount of air passing through coal fuel beds and boilers in steam engines.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Siliceous Dust in Relation to Pulmonary Disease Among Miners in the Joplin District, Missouri

Siliceous Dust in Relation to Pulmonary Disease Among Miners in the Joplin District, Missouri

Date: 1917
Creator: Higgins, Edwin; Lanza, A. J.; Laney, F. B. & Rice, George S.
Description: From Introduction: "This report describes the lead and zinc deposits and the mining methods employed in the sheet-ground area of the Joplin district, Missouri, and discusses the causes and the methods of abating rock dust in the mines, the chemical and physical characteristics of the dust, and the quantities present in mine air."
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The Smelting of Copper Ores in the Electric Furnace

The Smelting of Copper Ores in the Electric Furnace

Date: 1915
Creator: Lyon, Dorsey A. & Keeney, Robert M.
Description: From Introduction: "The bulletin presents, first, a critical discussion of the possibility of smelting copper ores in the electric furnace; second, the results of the experimental work of other investigators on the electric smelting of copper; third, the results of experiments by the authors on the electric smelting of native copper concentrates and sulphide copper ores; and, fourth, a comparison of the electric furnace with the blast furnace and reverberatory furnace for copper smelting."
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