WorldCat Identities

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Overview
Works: 790 works in 1,013 publications in 2 languages and 32,099 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Maps  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings  Catalogs and collections  Charts, diagrams, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: DL65, 970.013
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Publications about National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Publications by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Publications by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Most widely held works about National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Vikings : the North Atlantic saga ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,707 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 )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,412 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 )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 1,138 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 by National Academy of Sciences ( )
in English and held by 904 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 828 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 )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance of Islam : art of the Mamluks by Esin Atıl ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and Arabic and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disease and demography in the Americas ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 659 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 558 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 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portraits of nature : paintings by Robert Bateman by Stanwyn G Shetler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of Cameroon by Tamara Northern ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 420 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
The year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 362 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 )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does it mean to be human? by Richard Potts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 282 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 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive guide to the earth's oceans provides information on such topics as the ocean's initial formation, current structures on the ocean floor, water movment, the impact of climate and weather, environmental hazards, and conservation efforts
Cephalopods of the Philippine Islands by Gilbert L Voss ( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 251 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
A census of seabirds of Frégate Island, Seychelles by Alan E Burger ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The microbial communities of the modern marine stromatolites at Highborne Cay, Bahamas ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intensive multi-year field study of the modern marine stromatolites at Highborne Cay, Bahamas has identified a variety of microbial communities that colonize the stromatolite surfaces. They include both bacterial and diatom dominated communities. The "classic" microbial communities are those described by Reid et al. (2000). They include Schizothrix mats, dominated by S. gebeleinii, which trap and bind ooid sand grains (Type 1 mat); biofilm mats, composed of sulfate reducing bacteria, which form thin crusts of microcrystalline carbonate (Type 2 mat); and Solentia mats, dominated by coccoid endolithic Solentia species, which create cemented layers of fused sand grains (Type 3 mat). Another bacterial mat, termed "pudding mat" due to its pudding-like texture, is dominated by thin filaments of Phormidium sp. and single filaments of S. gebeleinii, but may also be colonized by a unique species of coccoid cyanobacterium related to Cyanothece. The diatom mats include stalked diatoms and tube diatoms. The stalked diatom mats form as a thin (1-3 mm) surface pink fuzz comprised of Striatella unipunctata, or a yellow fuzz that may develop into a thick (0.5-1 cm) yellow fur with Licmophora remulus and Licmophora paradoxa. The tube diatom mats, which occur as discrete pustules that may coalesce to create uniform blankets, are formed by naviculid--like tube diatoms. These different mat types recognized based on field descriptions and light microscopy also show distinct differences based on microbial fingerprinting and carbohydrate fractionation. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analyses show similarities between stalked diatom mat types and "classic" mat types 1 and 2; these mats cluster separately from tube diatom mats and pudding mats, which each form distinct clades. In addition, the carbohydrate fractions of classic mat types are composed mostly of structural extracellular polymeric secretions (EPS), whereas stalked diatom and pudding mats contain predominantly non-structural carbohydrates. Although the pudding mats and diatom communities can contribute to the trapping of ooids, the stabilization of the unconsolidated sediment ultimately requires binding by S. gebeleinii. The combination of carbohydrate composition and ability to rapidly rebound after burial result in the high erosion resistance exhibited by the "classic" mats. Conversely, the extremely sensitive nature of diatoms to burial results in the low erosion resistance of the diatom mats. Nevertheless, all may contribute to the biogenesis of the Highborne Cay stromatolites
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.06 for How the di ... to 0.76 for A census o ...)
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 (Washington)
Museum of natural history Washington, D.C.
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 natural history
Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.). National Museum of Natural History
Spojené státy americké. National Museum of Natural History
United States. Museum of Natural History
United States. National Museum of Natural History
USNM
Washington (D.C.). Museum of Natural History
Washington (D.C.) National museum of natural history
Languages
English (138)
Arabic (1)
Covers