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Works: 1,139 works in 1,519 publications in 1 language and 100,207 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Classification  Catalogs and collections  Personal correspondence 
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Classifications: GN1, 779.997000497
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Annual report of the American Historical Association by American Historical Association( )

in English and held by 1,462 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 1,225 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."
Smithsonian year by Smithsonian Institution( )

in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 936 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
Tupperware : the promise of plastic in 1950s America by Alison J Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 935 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
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 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Basin aquatic systems history( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 735 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 723 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
Early skeletons from Tranquillity, California by J. Lawrence Angel( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 721 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 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to Madagascar, noasaurids are known from Europe, India, South America, and Africa, spanning at least Aptian - Albian through Maastrichtian time. The new materials of Masiakasaurus increase character resolution within Abelisauroidea, identifying many formerly equivocal features as synapomorphies of the nodes Noasauridae, Abelisauridae, or Abelisauroidea. Unfortunately, the fragmentary nature of nearly all other noasaurids obviates any meaningful ingroup resolution, and as a result no particular evolutionary or biogeographic scenarios for the clade can presently be supported (or rejected) with confidence
The Port Orford, Oregon, meteorite mystery by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smithsonian opportunities for research and study in history, art, science( )

in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inclusions in the Allende meteorite by Brian Mason( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 656 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 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 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revision of Pearcea (Gesneriaceae) by Lars Peter Kvist( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen species of Pearcea (Gesneriaceae) are recognized, nine of which are new: Pearcea bella, P. bilabiata, P. cordata, P. fuscicalyx, P. glabrata, P. gracilis, P. grandifolia, P. intermedia, and P. strigosa. Of the remaining eight species, two were originally described in Pearcea, one is transferred herein from Kohleria, and five come from Parakohleria, a genus placed in synonymy herein. Pearcea occurs mainly on the eastern Andean slopes of Colombia (5 species), Ecuador (12 species), Peru (6 species), and Bolivia (1 species), and one species also occurs on the western Andean slopes in Ecuador. The largest number of species appears to occur in Ecuador, although additional species may occur in less explored parts of Peru. Pearcea differs from related and similar genera in the Gloxinieae by having fleshy capsules dehiscing by two valves and exposing a sticky seed mass. All species are herbs, usually with bright red flowers, and are usually found in the shady, humid forest understory, often near small streams. Hybridization, local speciation, and polymorphic variation may complicate the species delimitation. The variable Pearcea sprucei occurs throughout nearly the entire range of the genus (and includes the only accepted variety, var. parviflora), but most species are rare and local
A revision of the genus Aglaonema (Araceae) by Dan H Nicolson( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 643 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
Genera of New World Eragrostideae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae) by Paul M Peterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of generic concepts, evaluation of taxonomic characters, and a revised classification is presented for the Eragrostideae of the New World. An original set of data, consisting of 88 characters recorded for 38 genera, was collected and analyzed to produce a dichotomous key, a synoptic key, and comparative descriptions. A detailed discussion is presented on the characters and the distribution of the character states. Remarks on the morphology, taxonomic history, and relationships among the species within each genus and among the genera of Eragrostideae are given. A new combination is proposed for Neeragrostis contrerasii
Marine algae of Dominica by William Randolph Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 635 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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