Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of by Louis Brown

By Louis Brown

The second one of 5 Histories of the Carnegie establishment of Washington describes the paintings of the dept of Terrestrial Magnetism. when you consider that its starting in 1904, the dept has witnessed an astonishingly large variety of analysis initiatives, from terrestrial magnetism, ionospheric physics and geochemistry to biophysics and planetary technological know-how. Many modern images illustrate many of the outstanding expeditions and tools built within the pursuit of medical realizing.

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In the presence of about 3500 persons (Fig. 5). The first cruise of the new vessel began in September (Fig. 6). The Carnegie had very similar lines to the Galilee and was about the same size, having displacement and register tonnage 568 and 246 respectively (Fig. 7). 5 The launching of the Carnegie was greeted by a chorus of ships’ sirens and gunfire salutes. Dr. Bauer’s 17-year-old daughter, Dorothea, was the vessel’s sponsor and applied the traditional bottle of champagne expertly, insuring that the timbers were well drenched.

5). The first cruise of the new vessel began in September (Fig. 6). The Carnegie had very similar lines to the Galilee and was about the same size, having displacement and register tonnage 568 and 246 respectively (Fig. 7). 5 The launching of the Carnegie was greeted by a chorus of ships’ sirens and gunfire salutes. Dr. Bauer’s 17-year-old daughter, Dorothea, was the vessel’s sponsor and applied the traditional bottle of champagne expertly, insuring that the timbers were well drenched. Press coverage was extensive.

Few steamers and no sailing ships had wireless in 1910, and it was still a common fate for a vessel simply to go missing, leaving mystery and pain for the crew’s family and loved ones. Months passed with no knowledge by the observers of their families or their families of them. Other ships were seldom encountered in the wide Pacific, and letters often had to be left for the slow transit out of remote islands (Fig. 12). Only when their vessel reached a port with cable telegraph could word be sent to the Director and then transmitted to the families.

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