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"Fragments of a Hieroglyphical MS at Dresden," in: "Researches Concerning the Institutions and Monuments of the Ancient Inhabitants of America," by Alexander von Humboldt and translated by Helen Maria Williams, 1814. Vol. II, p. 144. Library Call Number C/gLH919.
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Embossed cover art of: "The Lights and Tides of the World" by by James F. Imray & W.H. Rosser. 2nd Edition 1869. Detail of Lighthouse. Library Call Number VK1150 .I4 2nd ed. 1869.
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Embossed cover art of: "The Lights and Tides of the World" by by James F. Imray & W.H. Rosser. 2nd Edition 1869. Library Call Number VK1150 .I4 2nd ed. 1869.
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Embossed cover art of: "The Polar World," by Dr. G. Hartwig, 1869. Library Call Number M82.1/98 H337p.
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Title page to "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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Detail of decorative balloon on title page of "Histoire de Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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Frontispiece of "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887. The portrait if of Gaston Tissandier. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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The first manned balloon ascent on October 15, 1783, to a height of 25 meters. This ascent was made by the Marquis d'Arlandes and Pilatre de Rozier. In: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. VII. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887.
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The first hydrogen gas balloon ascent in: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 16. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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An early balloon accident in: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 21. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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The second manned balloon ascent on October 17, 1783, to a height of 108 meters. This ascent also was made by the Marquis d'Arlandes and Pilatre de Rozier. "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 26. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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Ascent of Jacques Charles at the Tuileries, December 1, 1783 in: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 31. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887. This was the first manned hydrogen balloon ascent.
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A strange cartoon of animals with a balloon in flames in: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 66. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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Reception of the Robert brothers by the Prince of Ghistelles on 19 September 1784 in: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 72. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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Caricature of parachutists. In: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, Tissandier, 1887, p. 118. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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The parasailing concept is born - a cartoon of a circus troop using a balloon. In: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 76. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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The death of Pilatre de Rozier during an attempt to cross the English Channel. June 15, 1785. Rozier was the first aeronaut to lose his life as the result of an accident. In: "Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes Celebres," by Gaston Tissandier, 1887, p. 95. Library Call Number TL616 .T57 1887
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Title page of "De thermis Andreae Baccii Elpidiani, civis Romani ...." by Andrea Bacci, published posthumously in 1622. Library Call Number QC253 .B32 1622.
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Blowup of sun image on title page of "De thermis Andreae Baccii Elpidiani, civis Romani ...." by Andrea Bacci, published posthumously in 1622. Library Call Number QC253 .B32 1622.
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Front page of "Liber methaurorum / Alberti Magni Ordinis Predicatorum..." published in 1494. Albertus Magnus was a Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian
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Jacket of "Thalassa: an essay on the depth, temperature, and currents of the Ocean" by John James Wild, 1877. Library Call Number GC11 .W66 1877.
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Jacket of "Brazil, the Amazons, and the Coast" by Herbert H. Smith, 1879. Library Call Number C/hd100 S64.
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Equator crossing ceremony on H. M. S. BEAGLE on October 11, 1832. In: Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle ...." by Robert Fitzroy, 1839. Vol. II, p. 57. Library Call Number F2936 .F56 1839.
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Map of Battle of Sabine Crossroads drawn by John J. Oltmanns.
1864 April 8
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Map of Chattanooga and vicinity drawn by Coast Surveyors P. C. West, Frederic Dorr, and John W. Donn for General William F. "Baldy" Smith.
1863 November
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Battlefield of Chickamauga surveyed and drawn by Coast Surveyor C. H. Boyd for Major General George M. Thomas, "The Rock of Chickamauga."
1864 April and May
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Operations leading to the capture of Atlanta by General William T. Sherman, drawn in Coast Survey offices from surevys under the direction of Captain Orlando M. Poe.
1864 September
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Survey of Wassaw Sound and in vicinity of Little Tybee Island by Coast Surveyors under direction of Assistant C. O. Boutelle.
1864 December
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Northern part of Florida compiled and published by the Coast Survey.
Florida 1864
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High plateau area within German East Africa colonies. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 184. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Steppes of German East Africa with ostriches. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 264. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Coastline of Tanganyika, German East African colony. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 328. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Cameroon German colony - a view of elephants in the forest. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 442. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Cameroon German colony - a village in the interior. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 608. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Cameroon German colony - a village on a lake. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 626. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Offloading a cargo vessel through the surf at Togo, German colonial Africa. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 22. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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African butter tree, Butyrospermum Parkii, in the steppe of south Togo, Africa. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 102. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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A view of the tablelands of German Southwest Africa. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 218. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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A palm-covered atoll with a native sailing craft in the Marshall Islands. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 340. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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A native outrigger canoe in the Bismarck Archipelago. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 432. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Mount Mawenzi, the lesser known lower peak of Kilimanjaro, as seen from the west . In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 230. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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The main peak of Mount Kilimanjaro as seen from the south. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 230. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Okoti Crater, possibly a cinder cone on Cameroon Volcano, erupted in 1909. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol I, p. 433. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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A king's canoe at Hermitinseln, Bismarck Archipelago. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 456. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Hot lava enters the sea explosively from an eruption at Samoa. In: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 457. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Cover jacket to "The Wind Mill as a Prime Mover," by Alfred R. Wolff. 1885. Library Call Number M/1360 W855.
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Figure 5. A post or German mill. In: "The Wind Mill as a Prime Mover," by Alfred R. Wolff, p. 57. 1885. Library Call Number M/1360 W855.
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Figure 19. General arrangement of a Halladay geared windmill. In: "The Wind Mill as a Prime Mover," by Alfred R. Wolff, p. 92. 1885. Library Call Number M/1360 W855.
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Figure 20. The Halladay geared windmill was in more extensive use for railway water stations than any other mill. Relative scale is shown by comparison with locomotive and worker tending water spout. In: "The Wind Mill as a Prime Mover," by Alfred R. Wolff, p. 93. 1885. Library Call Number M/1360 W855.
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Figure 30. A Champion geared wind mill. A vane is placed at an offset to the center line of the shaft in this model to offset the tendency of the wheel to go with the strain of the gear. This is not necessary in pumping mills, with the crank motion, as the strain is then entirely vertical. In: "The Wind Mill As A Prime Mover," by Alfred R. Wolff, p. 107. 1885. Library Call No. M/1380 W855.

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