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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

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Works: 1,884 works in 2,260 publications in 3 languages and 37,967 library holdings
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Classifications: DL65, 970.013
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Vikings : the North Atlantic saga by William W Fitzhugh( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,695 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 W Fitzhugh( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,344 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 )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,201 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
Material culture of the Numa : the John Wesley Powell Collection, 1867-1880 by Don D Fowler( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atoll research bulletin( )

in English and held by 925 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 678 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
Renaissance of Islam : art of the Mamluks by Esin Atıl( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and Arabic and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstellingscatalogus (Washington, Museum of Natural History,1981). Met bibliografie. Hoofdstukken over: geillustreerde manuscripten, metaalwerk, glas, keramiek, houtsnijwerk, ivoor, textiel, tapijten
Disease and demography in the Americas by John W Verano( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 661 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 V. N Basilov( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shells : jewels from the sea by M. G Harasewych( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over six hundred shell specimens, arranged in evolutionary order, with notes on their origin, evolution, and diversity
The art of Cameroon by Tamara Northern( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 397 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
Beyond the Java Sea : art of Indonesia's outer islands by Paul Michael Taylor( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de traditionele kunst van de Indonesische archipel, zoals die op de eilanden buiten Java werd en wordt aangetroffen
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 350 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 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Type specimens of Hawaiian land snails in the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, with lectotype designations by D. C.) National Museum of Natural History (Washington( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pacific island land snail faunas are among the most threatened faunas in the world, having suffered a higher rate of extinction than any other major animal group. The Hawaiian land snails are among the most species rich and most severely impacted of these faunas, yet the current status of most of the Hawaiian species is unknown. Most of the major taxonomic studies on the fauna were undertaken 50-100 years ago and only certain groups were comprehensively studied. New research is uncovering undescribed species, both extant and extinct. The need for rigorous taxonomic treatment of the group is acute if the taxonomic and conservation status of the many species is to be ascertained, and the basis for such research is comprehensive study of type material. The U.S. National Museum of Natural History holds type material of 39 nominal species-group taxa of Hawaiian land snails belonging to eight families; this annotated catalog provides details of this material"--
Types of Ampullariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with lectotype designations by Robert H Cowie( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The caenogastropod family Ampullariidae Gray, 1824, is a family of freshwater snails predominantly distributed in humid tropical and subtropical habitats in Africa, South and Central America, and Asia. The family includes the largest of all freshwater snails and frequently constitutes a major portion of the native freshwater malacofauna of these regions. Ampullariid taxonomy is confused primarily because most species were described on the basis of only shell morphology, which is highly variable within species yet relatively conservative among species within the family. The need for rigorous taxonomic treatment of the group is acute, and a starting point for such research is a comprehensive study of type material. With type or possible type material of 20 nominal species-group taxa of Ampullariidae, belonging to the genera Afropomus Pilsbry and Bequaert, 1927 (1 taxon, from Africa), Felipponea Dall, 1919 (2, South America), Forbesopomus Bequaert and Clench, 1937 (1, Asia), Lanistes Montfort, 1810 (2, Africa), Pila Röding, 1798 (2, Asia), and Pomacea Perry, 1810 (11, South, Central, and North America), as well as 1 incertae sedis taxon in Pila or Pomacea, the U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, has significant holdings, for which this annotated catalogue is provided. To stabilize the nomenclature, lectotypes are designated for eight species-group taxa. No new synonyms are proposed, other than as a result of the provision of a replacement name for elongata Dall, 1921, non d'Orbigny, 1842, nec Rochebrune and Germain, 1904. Accounts are arranged alphabetically by original published species-group name. Information in each account includes original name and combination, citation to the original description, current taxonomic status, type material held by the U.S. National Museum (holotypes, paratypes, syntypes, lectotypes, paralectotypes, and one neotype) with catalogue number(s) and number of specimens in each catalogue lot, type locality, and other remarks or additional information as appropriate. All name-bearing types are illustrated
Catalog of type specimens of recent mammals : orders Didelphimorphia through Chiroptera (excluding Rodentia) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution by Robert D Fisher( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The type collection of Recent Mammals in the Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, contains 820 specimens bearing names of 809 species-group taxa of Didelphimorphia (Opossums) through Chiroptera (Bats), excluding Rodentia, as of June 2014. This catalog presents an annotated list of these holdings comprised of 788 holotypes, 26 lectotypes, 11 syntypes (22 specimens), and 4 neotypes. Included are several specimens that should be in the collection but cannot be found or are now known to be in other collections. One hundred and twenty-seven of the names are new since the last type catalog covering these orders, Poole and Schantz (1942). Five specimens reported in Poole and Schantz (1942) were subsequently sent to the Vertebrate Paleontology collection and are not included here. Orders and families are ordered as in Wilson and Reeder (2005); within families, currently recognized genera are arranged alphabetically; within each currently recognized genus, accounts are arranged alphabetically by original published name. Information in each account includes original name and abbreviated citation thereto, current name if other than original, citation for first use of current name combination for the taxon (or new name combination if used herein for the first time), type designation, U.S. National Museum catalog number(s), preparation, age and sex, date of collection and collector, original collector number, type locality, and remarks as appropriate. Digital photographs of each specimen will serve as a condition report and will be attached to each electronic specimen record. Publisher's note
Smithsonian dinosaurs and other amazing creatures from deep time by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fun, pocket-sized book presenting the remarkable dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed Earth billions of years ago"--
Hidden depths : atlas of the oceans by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 281 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
 
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Disease and demography in the AmericasShells : jewels from the seaThe year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the SmithsonianHidden depths : atlas of the oceansThe National Gem CollectionThe fossils of the Burgess ShaleGuide to photographic collections at the Smithsonian Institution
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Amerikas Savienotās Valstis. National Museum of Natural History

Bảo tàng Lịch sử Tự nhiên Quốc gia Hoa Kỳ

États-Unis. National Museum of Natural History

Milli Təbiət Tarix muzeyi

Musée national de l'histoire naturelle (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)

musée national d'histoire naturelle des États-Unis

Museo de Ciencias Naturales (Madrid)

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Instituto Smithsoniano

Museu Nacional de História Natural

Museu Nacional d'Història Natural

Museum Nasional Sejarah Alam

Museum Nationale Historiae Naturalis

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History (Washington)

Museum of natural history Washington, D.C.

Muzeum Historii Naturalnej w Waszyngtonie

Muzium Sejarah Semulajadi Kebangsaan

N.M.N.H.

Nacia Muzeo de Natura Historio

Nacionālais dabas vēstures muzejs

Nacionalinis gamtos istorijos muziejus

Nacionalni prirodoslovni muzej

Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis

National Museum of Man

National Museum of Natural History

National museum of natural history and National museum of man Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Natural History/National Museum of Man

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

NMNH

NNM

Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Man

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Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D. C.)

Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) National Museum of Natural History

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United States Museum of Natural History

United States National Museum Museum of Natural History

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United States. National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D. C.)

US Museum of Natural History

USA National Museum of Natural History

USNM

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Washington (D.C.) Museum of Natural History

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国立自然史博物館

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