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12V Charles Greeley Abbot SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC SERIES
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12V Charles Greeley Abbot SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC SERIES 1929-1932 Complete Patrons Edition Decorative Gilt Illustrated Plates Sun Minerals North American Indians Insects Wild Animals Man Cold Warm-Blooded Vertebrates Shelled Invertebrates Plants Great Inventions History Reference

Title: Smithsonian Scientific Series
Author: uncredited
Editor: Charles Greeley Abbot - Charles Greeley Abbot was an American astrophysicist and the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1928 until 1944. Abbot went from being director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, to becoming Assistant Secretary, and then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution over the course of his career. As an astrophysicist, he researched the solar constant, research that led him to invent the solar cooker, solar boiler, solar still, and other patented solar energy inventions.
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Series, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1929-1932
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Decoratively bound in white faux-vellum bindings with gilt lettering and ornamentation, and a green and gilt emblem on the front covers, this antique set is complete in twelve volumes. This Patron’s Edition is signed by the Editor-in-chief, Charles Greeley Abbot, in volume one. Tissue-guarded frontispieces and illustrated plates enrich each volume.

“The Smithsonian Scientific Series takes its place in the field in which the Institution had hitherto been represented almost solely by the Annual Reports. It is intended to enlighten and interest the general reader. It does not represent an attempt to summarize all science, or even all branches f science on which the Smithsonian can speak with authority. It will, however, acquaint the reader with the organization, history, and activities of the scientific institution which has grown up with the nation and fostered the nation’s scientific activities; it will introduce him to the workings and achievements of the scientific method over a large field, and open doors to some branches of science to which he will not find the key elsewhere.†(From the Preface)

Volume Titles are as follows:
Smithsonian Institution
The Sun and the Welfare of Man
Minerals from Earth and Sky
North American Indians
Insects: Their Ways and Means of Living
Wild Animals in and Out of the Zoo
Man from the Farthest Past
Cold-Blooded Vertebrates
Warm-Blooded Vertebrates
Shelled Invertebrates
Old and New Plant Lore
Great Inventions
Condition / Notes: This set shows very nicely, with minimal indications of age and wear. Bindings and text blocks are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp on clean pages.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50
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12V Charles Greeley Abbot SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC SERIES

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12V Charles Greeley Abbot SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC SERIES 1929-1932 Complete Patrons Edition Decorative Gilt Illustrated Plates Sun Minerals North American Indians Insects Wild Animals Man Cold Warm-Blooded Vertebrates Shelled Invertebrates Plants Great Inventions History Reference

Title: Smithsonian Scientific Series
Author: uncredited
Editor: Charles Greeley Abbot - Charles Greeley Abbot was an American astrophysicist and the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1928 until 1944. Abbot went from being director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, to becoming Assistant Secretary, and then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution over the course of his career. As an astrophysicist, he researched the solar constant, research that led him to invent the solar cooker, solar boiler, solar still, and other patented solar energy inventions.
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Series, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1929-1932
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Decoratively bound in white faux-vellum bindings with gilt lettering and ornamentation, and a green and gilt emblem on the front covers, this antique set is complete in twelve volumes. This Patron’s Edition is signed by the Editor-in-chief, Charles Greeley Abbot, in volume one. Tissue-guarded frontispieces and illustrated plates enrich each volume.

“The Smithsonian Scientific Series takes its place in the field in which the Institution had hitherto been represented almost solely by the Annual Reports. It is intended to enlighten and interest the general reader. It does not represent an attempt to summarize all science, or even all branches f science on which the Smithsonian can speak with authority. It will, however, acquaint the reader with the organization, history, and activities of the scientific institution which has grown up with the nation and fostered the nation’s scientific activities; it will introduce him to the workings and achievements of the scientific method over a large field, and open doors to some branches of science to which he will not find the key elsewhere.†(From the Preface)

Volume Titles are as follows:
Smithsonian Institution
The Sun and the Welfare of Man
Minerals from Earth and Sky
North American Indians
Insects: Their Ways and Means of Living
Wild Animals in and Out of the Zoo
Man from the Farthest Past
Cold-Blooded Vertebrates
Warm-Blooded Vertebrates
Shelled Invertebrates
Old and New Plant Lore
Great Inventions
Condition / Notes: This set shows very nicely, with minimal indications of age and wear. Bindings and text blocks are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp on clean pages.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50

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