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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Works: 865 works in 1,113 publications in 2 languages and 34,271 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  History  Maps  Catalogs and collections  Detective and mystery fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc 
Roles: Editor, 475, Other, Publisher
Classifications: DL65, 970.013
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Vikings : the North Atlantic saga( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,723 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 National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,402 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
Atoll research bulletin by National Academy of Sciences( )

in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inua : spirit world of the Bering Sea Eskimo by William W Fitzhugh( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 914 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
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 782 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 )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance of Islam : art of the Mamluks by Esin Atıl( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Arabic and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disease and demography in the Americas( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 658 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 by Vladimir Basilov( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 539 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 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Cameroon by Tamara Northern( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 413 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 382 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 377 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 368 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
Everything you need to know about bugs by Caroline Bingham( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains insect facts, an insect identification guide, and key information about recognizing bugs and creepy crawlies all around
The silk route and the diamond path : esoteric Buddhist art on the trans-Himalayan trade routes by Deborah E Klimburg-Salter( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be human? by Richard Potts( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 289 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 Ann Cleeves( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 267 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 247 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
The National Gem Collection by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The National Gem Collection" offers a complete overview of the world of gems, focusing on the more than 10,000 superlative gemstones and jewelry pieces in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Includes appendices & a glossary of gem-cutting terms
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Vikings : the North Atlantic saga
English (147)

Arabic (3)

Disease and demography in the AmericasShells : jewels from the seaThe year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the SmithsonianWhat does it mean to be human?Hidden depths : atlas of the oceansThe National Gem CollectionHow the dinosaur got to the museum