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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

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Works: 821 works in 1,013 publications in 2 languages and 32,512 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs and collections  History  Pictorial works  Maps  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: DL65, 970.013
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Vikings : the North Atlantic saga ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science. The book's contributors chart the spread of marauders and traders in Europe as well as the movement of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World"--Back cover
Crossroads of continents : cultures of Siberia and Alaska by William Wyvill Fitzhugh ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series of papers by various scholars under the headings: Peoples of Siberia and Alaska; Strangers arrive; Crosscurrents of time; Thematic views; New lives for ancient peoples. Illustrated by artifacts from many museums which were part of an exhibition of the same name
Inua : spirit world of the Bering Sea Eskimo by William W Fitzhugh ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book to accompany an exhibition of Bering Sea Eskimo art collected by Edward William Nelson and now housed in the Dept. of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Places their life in a regional and chronological framework
Atoll research bulletin ( )
in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Auks, rocks, and the odd dinosaur : inside stories from the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History by Peggy Thomson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals the inner workings of the Museum of Natural History through historical anecdotes and descriptions of how exhibits are researched, prepared, and maintained
Material culture of the Numa : the John Wesley Powell Collection, 1867-1880 by Don D Fowler ( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance of Islam : art of the Mamluks by Esin Atıl ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Arabic and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disease and demography in the Americas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This landmark book brings together diverse viewpoints of leading international anthropologists and demographers on the patterns of populations and disease in the Americas both before and after 1492." "Recent demographic literature has depicted America before European contact as a disease-free paradise, but the literature in physical anthropology and paleopathology regularly documents a variety of disease conditions in ancient America. At the same time, demographic reconstructions from ancient samples seem at odds with, standard interpretations from ethnohistory and demography. Clarifying what is fact and what is theory, these essays attest to the complexity of the issues and show that much can be learned through interdisciplinary research." "The twenty-five essays from leading scholars in this area range in topic from the interpretive possibilities of skeletal paleopathology and the effects of European contact on the Chumash Indians to the impact of disease on the sixteenth-century Andean world and the 1832 inoculation program on the Missouri River."--Jacket
Nomads of Eurasia ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shells : jewels from the sea by M. G Harasewych ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of Cameroon by Tamara Northern ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the Java Sea : art of Indonesia's outer islands by Paul Michael Taylor ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portraits of nature : paintings by Robert Bateman by Stanwyn G Shetler ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Winter counts, pictorial calendars by which Plains Indians kept track of their past, marked each year with a picture of a memorable event. The widespread Lakota, or Western Sioux, recorded many different events in their winter counts, but all include "the year the stars fell," the spectacular Leonid meteor shower of 1833-34. This volume is an unprecedented assemblage of information on the important collection of Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian, a core resource for the study of Lakota history and culture. Fourteen winter counts are presented in detail, with a chapter devoted to the newly discovered Rosebud Winter Count. Together these counts constitute a visual chronicle of over two hundred years of Lakota experience, as recorded by Native historians. A visually stunning book, The Year the Stars Fell features full-color illustrations of the fourteen winter counts plus more than 900 detailed images of individual pictographs. Pictures are accompanied with explanations provided by their nineteenth-century Lakota recorders, arranged chronologically to facilitate comparison among counts. The book provides ready access to primary source material, serving as an essential reference work for scholars as well as an invaluable historical resource for Native communities
The silk route and the diamond path : esoteric Buddhist art on the trans-Himalayan trade routes by Deborah E Klimburg-Salter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does it mean to be human? by Richard Potts ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This generously illustrated book tells the story of the human family, showing how our species' physical traits and behaviors evolved over millions of years as our ancestors adapted to dramatic environmental changes
Hidden depths : atlas of the oceans by United States ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This atlas was developed by NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution and devoted to ocean education and literacy and was a product of a partnership to develop the Ocean Hall in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The atlas covers a comprehensive range of subjects from the physical ocean to current conservation efforts, and challenges to address to ensure a productive future for the ocean. The conservation chapter introduced marine protected areas, provides an overview of MPAs worldwide, and addresses coral reef conservation, sustainable fisheries, protection of marine mammals and turtles, and the National Marine Sanctuary System
Cephalopods of the Philippine Islands by Gilbert L Voss ( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report is based mostly on the extensive collections of cephalopods made by the United States Fisheries steamer Albatross between December 1907 and September 1909 in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas, and deposited in the United States National Museum
Seabirds of the Campeche Bank Islands, southeastern Gulf of Mexico by John W Tunnell ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seabirds of the Campeche Bank islands in the Gulf of Mexico were surveyed during 1986. Eight of 12 permanently emergent islands had active seabird nesting colonies during the study period from winter through summer. Nine species of colonial seabirds nested on the islands: Masked Booby, Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Magnificent Frigatebird, Laughing Gull, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, Sooty Tern, and Brown Noddy. Descriptions of colony locations in relation to vegetation or other island features along with bird censuses and historical records are presented. These large seabird populations in the southern Gulf of Mexico appear to have remained fairly stable, and they should be surveyed on a regular basis and protected
A census of seabirds of Frégate Island, Seychelles by Alan E Burger ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Amerikas Savienotās Valstis. National Museum of Natural History
Musée national de l'histoire naturelle (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)
Museum of natural history
Museum of Natural History (Washington)
Museum of natural history Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Man
National museum of natural history and National museum of man
National museum of natural history and National museum of man Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Natural History/National Museum of Man
NMNH
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Man
Smithsonian institution National museum of natural history
Spojené státy americké. National Museum of Natural History
United States. Museum of Natural History
United States National Museum National Museum of Man
United States National Museum National Museum of Natural History
United States. National Museum of Natural History
USNM
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.). Museum of Natural History
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