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Revision of the North American Pocket Mice

Description: From introductory remarks: "Classification study of the North American pocket mouse based on about 170 specimens. Results of study increased recognized species to 18 and subspecies to 3 as well as shifting several well known names to other forms."
Date: October 25, 1889
Creator: Merriam, C. Hart
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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
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A New Form of Standard Resistance

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over new developments of electrical resistivity in manganin wire coils. The results of the developments are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: October 1, 1908
Creator: Rosa, Edward B.
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Report on Behavior of Aeroplanes in Gusts

Description: Part 1 presents the results of a wind tunnel test of a biplane model with an 18 inch span. The lift, drift, and pitching moment were measured for a series of angles of incidence corresponding to the maximum possible changes of flight attitude. Only the discussion of symmetrical or longitudinal changes is given. From the observed rate of variation of the forces and pitching moment, it was possible to calculate the derivatives needed in the complete theory of longitudinal stability in still air.
Date: October 7, 1915
Creator: Hunsaker, Jerome C. & Wilson, Edward Bidwell
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Underground Latrines for Mines

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the introduction of underground latrines in mines to increase sanitary conditions. The improvements made by underground latrines are presented and discussed. This paper includes photographs, and illustrations.
Date: October 1916
Creator: White, Joseph H.
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Life Zone Investigations in Wyoming

Description: Characterizes five transcontinental life zones in Wyoming; defines their extent and limits; lists mammal, breeding bird, reptile, amphibian, and plant species; and provides notes on distribution and abundance of trees observed during the survey.
Date: October 3, 1917
Creator: Cary, Merritt
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Theory of an Airplane Encountering Gusts, 3

Description: Report presents a new method for solving linear equations developed by Bromwich, which is suited to determine the motion for any particular gust, when the machine started from equilibrium, without the trouble of determining the constants of integration in the complementary function. (author).
Date: October 15, 1918
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
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Approximate Quantitative Microscopy of Pulverized Ores, Including the Use of the Camera Lucida

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over microscopy of pulverized ores. As stated in the introduction, "this paper, which deals with the study of pulverized ores and the use of the camera lucida in such work, discusses an investigation undertaken at the Seattle and the Golden mining experiment stations of the Bureau of Mines" (p. 3). This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: October 1919
Creator: Coghill, Will H. & Bonardi, J. P.
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Notes on Specifications for French Airplane Competitions

Description: Given here are the rules officially adopted by the Aeronautical Commission of the Aero Club of France for a flight competition to be held in France in 1920 at the Villacoublay Aerodrome. The prize will be awarded to the pilot who succeeds in obtaining the highest maximum and lowest minimum speeds, and in landing within the shortest distance.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Margoulis, W.
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Talc Mining in New York

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the talc deposits in New York state. The report includes details on the geology of the deposits, and the mining and milling of the talc. This report contains illustrations.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Ladoo, Raymond B.
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Tests of the Daimler D-IVa Engine at a High Altitude Test Bench

Description: Reports of tests of a Daimler IVa engine at the test-bench at Friedrichshafen, show that the decrease of power of that engine, at high altitudes, was established, and that the manner of its working when air is supplied at a certain pressure was explained. These tests were preparatory to the installation of compressors in giant aircraft for the purpose of maintaining constant power at high altitudes.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Noack, W. G.
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