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The Death Valley Expedition: A Biological Survey of Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, Part 2

Description: Collection of reports on Death Valley, the bordering region of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Reports include birds, reptiles and Batrachians, fishes, insects, mollusks, trees and shrubs, cactuses and yuccas, and list of localities in the reports.
Date: May 31, 1893
Creator: Fisher, A. K.; Stejneger, Leonhard; Gilbert, Charles H.; Riley, C. V.; Stearns, R. E. C.; Merriam, C. Hart et al.

Earthquakes in California in 1893

Description: A report about recorded shock waves observed or felt on Mount Hamilton, and all those reported to the Lick Observatory by letter, as well as newspaper reports of such earthquakes that occurred in California during that year.
Date: 1894
Creator: Perrine, Charles D.

Games Laws for 1904: A Summary of the Provisions Relating to Seasons, Shipment, Sale, and Licenses

Description: Report presenting information on the game laws effective in the United States and Canada for 1904, with special emphasis on federal laws and provisions governing interstate commerce. The report is not a comprehensive overview of state game laws.
Date: 1904
Creator: Palmer, T. S. (Theodore Sherman), 1868-1955; Oldys, Henry & Williams, R. W. (Robert White), 1877-1940

Texas or Tick Fever and Its Prevention

Description: Report discussing the disease tick fever (also known as Texas fever) and its destructive effects on cattle. Topics discussed include the life cycle of the tick which transmits the disease, symptoms of the disease, and methods of treatment and prevention.
Date: 1906
Creator: Mohler, John R. (John Robbins), b. 1875

Growing and Curing Hops

Description: "In keeping with the great progress made in agriculture within recent years the methods employed in hop production have not remained unchanged. Nevertheless certain practical principles of great importance to successful hop growing merit a much wider consideration and use than they now enjoy. These will be discussed in the following pages in which is also presented a brief general outline of hop culture." -- p. 7. Hops culture is discussed with regard to climate and soil requirements, propagation, planting, trellises and training, picking, and curing.
Date: 1907
Creator: Stockberger, W. W. (Warner Webster)

Roselle: Its Culture and Uses

Description: Report discussing and promoting the cultivation of the roselle plant -- a species of hibiscus -- in the United States. Topics discussed include varieties of roselle, helpful fertilizers, harvesting practices, uses, and common diseases and insect enemies.
Date: 1907
Creator: Wester, P. J. (Peter Johnson), 1877-1931

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 53

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Inoculation and Lime for Alfalfa, Citrus Culture in Southern Texas, Pruning Rotundifolia Grapes, Native Hays or Arid Region, Bermuda Grass, Short v. Long Feeding of Beef Cattle, Contagious Abortion of Cattle, Preventing Losses at Lambing time, Winter Lambs for the Pacific Coast Market, Feeding Work Horses, Colony Houses for Poultry, Food of the Crow Blackbird, and Flour for Baking Powder Biscuits.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Irrigation of Sugar Beets

Description: "A practical manual, giving methods pursued throughout the irrigated beet-growing sections and thereby furnishing information to new settlers in irrigated districts, as well as suggestions to beet growers as to the practices in States other than their own, should be of value in introducing the growing of beets and improving the methods of handling this important crop. As the matter now stands, each community where this industry has found favor is proceeding along lines suggested by local conditions which are more or less peculiar, and this bulletin is designed to be a compilation of the practices throughout the West, to which are added the results of experiments conducted by this Office in irrigation of sugar beets during the past four years." -- p. 9
Date: 1910
Creator: Roeding, F. W.

The Use of Windmills in Irrigation in the Semiarid West

Description: "Within the semiarid region there are millions of acres of rich, fertile land, now barren, some of which will be reclaimed through irrigation, but most of which can not be irrigated on account of the limited water supply, and must be farmed, if at all, without irrigation.... This land is now attracting eastern farmers who are prone to risk failure in view of the possibilities in years of favorable precipitation. There have been many deplorable failures during the recent years which could have been averted had the unfortunate settlers fortified themselves against periods of drought by irrigating small parts of their land holdings. It is realized that to accomplish this requires an outlay of capital and if this outlay is great it precludes the possibility of such procedure. With a view to helping these settlers, this Office has investigated the use of windmills as a means of pumping water for the irrigation of small areas in connection with the farming of more extensive areas without irrigation. It is the purpose of this bulletin to set forth in a simple, comprehensive way the possibilities of irrigation, using windmills only as means of power." -- p. 5
Date: 1910
Creator: Fuller, P. E. (Paul Edwin)

City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910: Part 1. -- Analyses

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910 Part 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.

The Agricultural Outlook: December 31, 1914

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture discussing the status of agricultural production in the United States during 1914, including forecasts for crop yields and livestock reports. Contains an article and tables about wheat production in South America.
Date: 1914
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

The Agricultural Outlook: July 21, 1914

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture discussing the status of agricultural production in the United States during June and July 1914, including forecasts for crop yields and livestock reports. Contains articles and tables about the Hessian fly, marketing by parcel post, car supplies, and market prices.
Date: 1914
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.