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The American Museum of Natural History
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
First Vice-President CLEVELAND H. DODGE
THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
MADISON GRANT FREDERICK F. BREWSTER
WILLIAM AVERELL HARRIMAN R. FULTON CUTTING
ARCHER M. HUNTINGTON THOMAS DEWITT CUYLER
ARTHUR CURTISS JAMES
WALTER B. JAMES
Director FREDERIC A. LUCAS
OF NEW YORK
Assistant Secretary GEORGE H. SHERWOOD
Geology and Invertebrate Palæontology
Woods and Forestry
Anatomy and Physiology
Ichthyology and Herpetology
Mammalogy and Ornithology
Books and Publications
Research Associates M. D. C. CRAWFORD, Textiles, Anthropology
GEORGE F. KUNZ, Ph.D., Mineralogy W. ELMER EKBLAW, A.M.. Geology
CHARLES W. LENG, B.S., Coleoptera ALESSANDRO FABBRI, Physiology
J. HOWARD MCGREGOR, Ph.D.. Anthropology
BARRINGTON MOORE, A.B., M.F., Forestry
NUMBER 3 Frontispiece, Total Eclipse of the Sun, June 8, 1918.
From the painting by Howard Russell Butler, N. A. The Total Solar Eclipse of 1918...
...S. A. MITCHELL 215 Various American astronomical expeditions were dispatched to favorable localities for intensive study of the sun and its atmosphere during the few seconds of totality
With photographs of the corona by Lick, United States Naval, and Lowell observatories Painting the Solar Corona...
HOWARD RUSSELL BUTLER 264 Mr. Butler is the first artist to make a record of the solar corona on canvas. The painter tells how he overcame the difficulties of transcribing his subject, which posed for only 112 seconds With reproductions in color of two paintings made by H. Russell Butler at the time of the
solar eclipse of June 8, 1918 The Plant Life of Northwest Greenland....
W. ELMER EKBLAW 273 The perpetual northern snows, far from reigning supreme over Greenland, give place in summer to flowers and grassy plots with Lilliputian forests of trees scarcely three inches tall
Illustrations from photographs of Arctic flora by members of the Crocker Land Expedition Our Centrifugal Society..
...G. T. W. PATRICK 292 Do we need to consider again the social importance of the ancient virtues of restraint, moderation, and self-control! The dominant ideals of the day, self-expression and self-realization,
although marks of great vitality, tend to become disruptive forces American Indian Poetry.
HERBERT J. SPINDEN 301 This cultural heritage of the New World appeals in its lyric beauty not alone to the ethnologist,
but to the modern poet as well Unknown Panama..
TOWXSEND WHELEN 309 At the very doors of the Canal lies a virgin tropical jungle, uncharted and unexplored The Senses of Fishes.
.C. Judson HERRICK 322 Recollections of English Naturalists.
T. D. A. COCKERELL
325 The stimulation of greater scientific interest calls for a greater regard for the amateur natu
ralist Nelson's “Wild Animals of North America”: A Review.JOEL ASAPH ALLEN 331
Dr. Nelson has given a valuable account of North American mammals, large and small. The book is illustrated in color from paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes and in black and white
from drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton and photographs by various naturalists “Our National Forests”: A Review...
BARRINGTON MOORE 334 A brief survey of Mr. Boerker's book on the purpose, administration, and protection of our
national forests Food for a Family of Five...
MARY GREIG 337 With the vast increase in the prices of foodstuffs it has become more imperative to select a diet which will give maximum nutrition value for the money expended. We should market
less by the pound and more "by the calorie" and other food values Scientific Zoological Publications of the American Museum for 1918....
FRANK E. LUTZ 311 Summary of the technical publications on invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, and birds A New Director for the British Museum..
317 The Climbing Fish..
R. D. 0. JOHNSON 319 Notes
MARY CYNTHIA DICKERSON, Editor
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