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Works: 837 works in 1,175 publications in 1 language and 92,211 library holdings
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Annual report of the American Historical Association by American Historical Association( )

in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit capture : photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Native Americans have been among the most popular subjects of photography since the invention of the medium more than 150 years ago. One of the most assiduous collectors of Native American objects and images was George Gustav Heye, whose vast collections now form the core of the holdings of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)." "Spirit Capture brings together more than two hundred of the most compelling images from the NMAI collection with essays from Native and non-Native historians, anthropologists, and curators. Whether depicting runaway Wyandot girls being returned to their boarding school, a Seminole woman sitting at a sewing machine, or a Yaqui man sporting a pair of bandoliers, the photographs in Spirit Capture attest to the adaptive strength of Native Americans in the face of more than a century of profound economic, political, social, and spiritual change."--Jacket
Smithsonian year by Smithsonian Institution( )

in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tupperware : the promise of plastic in 1950s America by Alison J Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the plasticwares in the 1940s and 50s, especially the "party plan" marketing strategy developed by Brownie Wise
Artifacts of diplomacy : Smithsonian collections from Commodore Matthew Perry's Japan Expedition (1853-1854) by Chang-su Houchins( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry's Japan Expedition (1853-1854), the most important voyage of mid-nineteenth-century American "gunboat diplomacy," resulted in the opening of Japan to Western commerce. This study documents for the first time the expedition's "artifacts of diplomacy," an important collection representing traditional or preindustrial Japanese material culture. Chang-su Houchins describes the range of silk textiles, lacquerware, ceramics, fans and umbrellas, bamboo and wood products, and swords and arms presented to the United States government, President Franklin Pierce, and Commodore Perry. Japanese government commissioners and officials of the Kingdom of Ryukyu gave more than one hundred gifts before and after the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854. The monograph also surveys objects the expedition party purchased at bazaars in Hakodate and Shimoda specifically to deposit it in a national museum in Washington, D.C. Drawing on English and Japanese published and archival sources, Artifacts of Diplomacy extensively documents each artifact and presents the context of cultural contacts from both the Japanese and the American points of view
A guide to the Kiowa collections at the Smithsonian Institution by William L Merrill( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Mount Saint Elias : the history and culture of the Yakutat Tlingit by Frederica De Laguna( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and culture of the Indians of Yakutat. Based on ethnographic field data collected in 1949, 1952, 1953 and 1954 and historical sources
Great Basin aquatic systems history( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early skeletons from Tranquillity, California by J. Lawrence Angel( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New materials of Masiakasaurus knopfleri Sampson, Carrano, and Forster, 2001, and implications for the morphology of the Noasauridae (Theropoda:Ceratosauria) by Matthew T Carrano( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osteology of the noasaurid theropod Masiakasaurus knopfleri Sampson et al., 2001, is now two-thirds complete. We describe Masiakasaurus Knopfleri in detail on the basis of examination of new specimens and emphasis on previously unknown elements. The skull is anteroposteriorly long but low in height, unlike the foreshortened abelisaurid condition. Premaxillary teeth are procumbent, like those of the dentary. Frontal bones are flat and unornamented, but the lacrimal and postorbital exhibit surface texturing. The braincase resembles that of abelisaurids but is more highly pneumatized. The neck is curved anteriorly but horizontal posteriorly, and it transitions to the trunk without significant proportional changes. Centrum pneumaticity appears confined to the neck and anterior trunk. The sacrum includes six vertebrae, and the expanded transverse processes of caudal vertebrae may articulate with caudal ribs. The scapulocoracoid is large and broad. The ilium is both anteroposteriorly long and dorsoventrally deep, and it bears pegs for articulation with sockets on the pubis and ischium, as in other ceratosaurs. The nearly complete pes shows no particular locomotor specializations and allows reinterpretation of the "raptorial" pedal ungual of Noasaurus as a manual element. These new specimens also illuminate the morphology of other noasaurids, especially those from the Lameta Formation
Smithsonian opportunities for research and study in history, art, science( )

in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Port Orford, Oregon, meteorite mystery( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubble's legacy : reflections by those who dreamed it, built it, and observed the universe with it( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and operation of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have resulted in many rich legacies, most particularly in science and technology - but in culture as well. This book, which includes contributions from historians of science, key scientists and administrators, and one of the principal astronauts who led many of the servicing missions, is meant to capture the history of this iconic instrument
Field and laboratory investigations of Antarctic meteorites collected by United States expeditions, 1985-1987 by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Bacon, personalities and places : [exhibition at the] National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., December 5, 1975-February 8, 1976 by Peggy Bacon( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of meteorites from Victoria Land, Antarctica, 1978-1980( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inclusions in the Allende meteorite by Brian Mason( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field and laboratory investigations of meteorites from Victoria Land, Antarctica by Smithsonian Institution( )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of the genus Aglaonema (Araceae) by Dan H Nicolson( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revision of Aglaonema (ranging from northeastern India through New Guinea) is based on study of over 1500 herbarium specimens in 33 herbaria, supplemented by field studies and over 100 personal collections made in southeastern Asia over a period of 18 months. Much of the literature of the genus is reviewed, particularly on cytology, embryology, and morphology. The taxonomic portion of the text includes keys, synonymies, descriptions, notes on range, habitat, typification as well as discussion of taxonomic and nomenclatural problems. The sections Aglaonema and Chamaecaulon are recognized for the first time. Although 76 binomials have been published for the genus, only 21 are recognized and accepted herein as species. No new species have been recognized
Marine algae of Dominica by William Randolph Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred forty-one species of marine algae are reported from Dominica, W.I., with field notes. An ecological description of twelve collecting localities is given. A discussion of the differences between Agardhiella tenera (J. Agardh) Schmitz of the West Indies and New England is made which results in a new combination, Agardhiella baileyi (Harvey) W.R. Taylor, for the material from New England
 
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