Report of the Board of Regents Volume N . 45

Report of the Board of Regents Volume N . 45

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...and moisture, those great enemies of collections in tropical countries. As a matter of course, corrosive sublimate, naphthaline and carbon bisulphide are considered at Buitenzorg as important allies in this constant fight against insects. The number of tin boxes containing the herbarium exceeds 1,200. Each box contains, on an average, 100 specimens. One of the wings of the building is set apart for the service of the museum, a division which has for its chief the adjunct director of the garden assisted by a naturalist. The other wing, a little more than 10 metres long and nearly 11 metres wide, is wholly devoted to the library, which contains more than 5,000 volumes. This is a considerable number when it is remembered that it is a special botanical library, although books of general natural history and transactions of academies of sciences such as those of Paris, Berlin and London, are not wanting. In the matter of descriptive botany an attempt is made to obtain, besides classical and indispensable works, whatever relates to the flora of the extreme Orient. The books on general botany are supplemented by the most recent treatises and publications on morphology, anatomy, physiology, and vegetable paleontology. But the special wealth of the library of the garden at Buitenzorg is the series, generally complete, of all the reports and botanical reviews of the first rank at present published in Dutch, French, English, and Italian. The special isolation of a botanical garden situated at equally remote distances from the scientific centres of the Old and the New World makes it necessary to attend carefully to the maintenance of the library, keeping it well up to the advances of science. There are three laboratories, and there will soon be a fourth, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653998
  • 9781236653994