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Biological Survey of Texas

Description: From introduction: "Report on the biological survey of Texas conducted over a number of years through collection of information and specimens. Focus on life zones and their subdivisions and on the mammals and reptiles of the state."
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Bailey, Vernon

Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation

Description: "This paper is an account of the progress made in three years in changing a run-down cotton plantation into a profitable stock and hay farm. The results obtained from the use of cowpeas and other leguminous crops in restoring the fertility of the land have exceeded the expectations of those in charge of the work." -- p. 5
Date: 1908
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868


Description: Report discussing the potential for cassava cultivation in the Gulf Coast States of the United States. Topics discussed include soil requirements, fertilizers, common diseases, harvesting, crop yields, and marketing.
Date: 1903
Creator: Hunter, W. D. (Walter David), 1875-1925

The Conservation of Natural Resources

Description: This bulletin about the conservation of natural resources was originally an address delivered by the forester Gifford Pinchot to the National Geographic Society, in Washington D. C. on January 31, 1908. The address advocates for greater efforts at conservation by providing a broad overview of the state of America's natural resources with regard to forests, minerals, oil, natural gas, and soil. The failure to plan responsibly and regulate industry has led to the monopolistic practices which currently endanger the United States' natural resources. The state of the country's national resources calls for increased conservation.
Date: 1908
Creator: Pinchot, Gifford

Contributions to Economic Geology: 1904

Description: From letter of transmittal: The report contains 63 contributions from 37 members of the Survey who have been engaged more or less continuously throughout the year in economic work, together with brief statements by the geologists in charge of the section of metalliferous ores and the section of nonmetalliferous economic minerals, of the extent and character of the economic work being carried on in the Survey.
Date: 1905
Creator: Emmons, Samuel Franklin & Hayes, C. W.

Corn Growing

Description: Report describing how simple improvements in farming practices can double the average production of corn per acre in the United States. Factors discussed include seed quality, soil conditions, and cultivation methods.
Date: 1904
Creator: Hartley, C. P. (Charles Pinckney), 1870-