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Alfalfa, or Lucern

Description: Report discussing and promoting alfalfa for use as hay and as a soiling crop. Discussion includes instructions for planting, weed and pest control, and valuable uses of an alfalfa crop.
Date: 1899
Creator: Smith, Jared G. (Jared Gage), 1866-1957

[American Shrews]

Description: Brief summary of three genera of American shrews, including characteristics, habits, habitat, and skull, jaws, and teeth illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Merriam, C. Hart & Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956

The Ancient Volcanic Rocks of South Mountain, Pennsylvania

Description: From introduction: In December, 1892, as the result of field work on the part of Dr. G. H. Williams in the northern and of the writer in the southern portion of South Mountain, there appeared a preliminary description of two of the rock types, in which their identification as ancient volcanics was announced. In this bulletin it is proposed to substantiate that identification with more detailed proof. It is further proposed to show that these ancient igneous rocks were, at the time of their consolidation, identical in character with their recent volcanic analogues, and that their present differences are due to subsequent changes, chief among which has been devitrification. It is also proposed to recognize these facts in the nomenclature.
Date: 1896
Creator: Bascom, Florence

Asparagus Culture

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of asparagus, including its varieties, soil preparation, fertilizers, harvesting practices, canning methods, and common fungus diseases and insect enemies.
Date: 1897
Creator: Handy, R. B.

Barnyard Manure

Description: Report discussing the importance and use of manure from farm animals as a fertilizer. Factors discussed include the kind of animal, its age, and diet as well as best practices for managing manure.
Date: 1894
Creator: Beal, W. H.

The Cambrian Rocks of Pennsylvania

Description: From introduction: In his report on the Geology of Pennsylvania,' Professor Lesley summarizes his opinion upon the geology of the South Mountains and Formation No. 1. In this, Formation No. 1 is referred to the Upper Cambrian, and a detailed description is given of its occurrence along the South Mountains and across the State to the Delaware. The superjacent limestone, No. 2, is referred to the Ordovician.' Fuller reference will be made to Professor Lesley's descriptions in speaking of the rocks of York County.
Date: 1896
Creator: Walcott, Charles Doolittle

Cattle Ranges of the Southwest: A History of the Exhaustion of the Pasturage and Suggestions for Its Restoration

Description: Report giving "a history of the exhaustion of the pasturage of central Texas, with suggestions for its restoration. The general features of the country are described; the early conditions of the ranges and the causes which have led to their deterioration are graphically portrayed. The obstacles in the way of the improvement of the ranges and how the value of the stock ranges may be renewed are topics discussed in detail. The report closes with brief descriptions of a few other of the most important native grasses and forage plants which may be utilized in improving the pasturage or increasing the production of forage." -- p. 2.
Date: 1898
Creator: Bentley, H. L. (Henry Lewis)

The Colorado Formation and its Invertebrate Fauna

Description: From preface: The following review of one of the Upper Cretaceous faunas as developed in the interior region of the United States has grown out of the study of a collection of fossils found by me in Huerfano park and adjacent localities in southern Colorado. This collection, the greater part of which was obtained during the summer of 1890, proved to be especially interesting because it afforded data for the closer correlation of certain Cretaceous strata in Utah with those east of the mountains, besides adding a considerable number of new species to the fauna of the Colorado formation. Dr. C. A. White, under whose direction the field work was done, generously assigned these fossils to me for study with a view to publishing the results, and I am greatly indebted to his sympathetic aid in every phase of the work.
Date: 1893
Creator: Stanton, Timothy W.

Corn Culture in the South

Description: Report discussing and promoting the cultivation of corn in the southern United States. "The purpose of the article is to encourage the more extensive growing of corn in those portions of the South where its culture has hitherto been more or less neglected." -- p. 2.
Date: 1898
Creator: Tracy, S. M. (Samuel Mills), 1847-1920

Correlation Papers: Archean and Algonkian

Description: From outline: This hook is a review of the present state of knowledge of the general structure of the pre-Cambrian rocks of the United States and Canada. The material contained in the historical chapters is of two kinds: Summaries of all articles pertaining to the subject considered, and summaries of the conclusions which appear to be established. The first represents the substance of the literature; the second brings together the important ascertained structural facts, and often times becomes a more or less extended discussion. The final chapter covers the same grounds as the historical chapters for the various pre-Cambrian in general successions proposed by different authors, and also contains a discussion of results and the principles upon which they are based. Within the chapters, individual districts or regions are given separate sections, and the summary of literature for each is arranged in chronological order.
Date: 1892
Creator: Van Hise, Charles Richard

Correlation Papers: Cambrian

Description: From outline: This work is a review, by one who is working in the Cambrian field, of the work of his predecessors, and of the results they and he have thus far obtained as he interprets them. It thus becomes historical and descriptive, and is a general statement of the principles upon which the correlations have been made in establishing the group.
Date: 1891
Creator: Walcott, Charles Doolittle

Correlation Papers: Cretaceous

Description: From outline: The primary object of this bulletin is the presentation of a summary of our present knowledge of the North American Cretaceons and a discussion of the system as it is developed on this continent, discussion of or direct reference to the details of the system as it is developed in other parts of the world being omitted.
Date: 1891
Creator: White, Charles A.

Correlation Papers: Eocene

Description: From outline: This essay comprises, first, a general discussion of the limitations of the term Eocene as employed in American geology. The two-fold character of the Tertiary (1. Eocene, 2. Neocene) in America is insisted on. After a somewhat extended review of the literature, in which the various opinions upon disputed points are especially considered, a general study of the stratigraphical, paleontological, and topographical characteristics of the Eocene in the various portions of the country is undertaken.
Date: 1891
Creator: Clark, William Bullock

Correlation Papers: Neocene

Description: From outline: This paper, after discussing general principles connected with the study and description of the Tertiary or Cenozoic rocks and fossils contained in them, takes up the Neocene deposits of the United States in particular. A chapter is devoted to a summary of what is known in regard to the Neocene of the eastern coast of the United States, each State in geographical order being separately considered, beginning at the north.
Date: 1892
Creator: Dall, William Healey & Harris, Gilbert Dennison

Correlation Papers: the Newark System

Description: From outline: The aim of this paper is to review the progress of our knowledge concerning a well defined system of rocks on'the Atlantic border, named the Newark system; to summarize the present state of information concerning it, and to discuss the bearing that its study has on principles of correlation.
Date: 1892
Creator: Russell, Israel Cook

Cowpeas

Description: Report promoting the cultivation of the cowpea as a forage plant because of it adaptability to a wide variety of soils and agricultural conditions.
Date: 1899
Creator: Smith, Jared G. (Jared Gage), 1866-1957

Cranberry culture.

Description: A guide to cranberry culture, including soil selection and preparation, planting, draining, flooding, fertilizing, and pest and disease control.
Date: 1894
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Culture of the sugar beet.

Description: Answers to the most frequently asked questions about growing sugar beets, based on inquiries received by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the late 19th century. Discusses climate, beet varieties, soil preparation, harvesting, and siloing. Includes detailed descriptions of tools used and the costs involved in beet farming and sugar production.
Date: 1891
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

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.

The Devonian System of Eastern Pennsylvania and New York

Description: Introduction: By way of introduction a section will be described across the Devonian of the northeastern part of Monroe County, Pa., along the line of Brodhead Creek and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. The base of this section will rest on the Corniferous limestone well exposed in a railroad cut a mile south of East Stroudsburg and the termination will b6 in the Pocono, as exposed on the Pocono Mountains, from Mount Pocono to the ridge northwest of Tobyhanna.
Date: 1894
Creator: Prosser, Charles S.