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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

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Works: 785 works in 1,133 publications in 2 languages and 34,369 library holdings
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Classifications: DL65, 970.013
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Vikings : the North Atlantic saga( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,722 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 )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,386 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( )

in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 898 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 752 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 )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Arabic and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disease and demography in the Americas by John W Verano( Book )

3 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 )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 542 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 464 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 )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 406 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 384 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 371 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 370 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 )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 291 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 258 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 244 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
Types of Ampullariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with lectotype designations by Robert H Cowie( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 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
The National Gem Collection by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 15 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
Alternative Names

controlled identityMuseum of Natural History (U.S.)

controlled identitySmithsonian Institution

Amerikas Savienotās Valstis. National Museum of Natural History

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España) Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

États-Unis. National Museum of Natural History

MNCN

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

Musée national des sciences naturelles de Malte

Museo de Ciencias Naturales (España)

Museo nacional de historia natural

Museum of National History

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History (Washington)

N.M.N.H.

National Museum of Man

National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History (España)

National Museum of Natural History/National Museum of Man

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Man

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

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

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

Spojené státy americké National Museum of Natural History

U.S.N.M.

United States Museum of Natural History

United States National Museum Museum of Natural History

United States National Museum National Museum of Man

United States National Museum National Museum of Natural History

United States National Museum of Natural History

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

US Museum of Natural History

USNM

Washington (D.C.) Museum of Natural History

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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