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Smithsonian Books (Publisher)

Overview
Works: 29 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 7,233 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Illustrated works  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Miscellanea  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works about Smithsonian Books (Publisher)
 
Most widely held works by Smithsonian Books (Publisher)
The Smithsonian book of North American Indians : before the coming of the Europeans by Philip Kopper( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the cultures of the ancestors of today's Indian peoples-their religions, customs, tools, weapons, arts, architecture and scientific knowledge-on the basis of evidence from archaeological sites both large and small, bringing to life the North America of edges previously relegated to a kind of historical limbo
Exploring the West by Herman J Viola( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House : the history of the House of Representatives by Robert V Remini( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An official, narrative history of the U.S. House of Representatives takes a close-up look at the influence of this important political body throughout American history, profiling some of the high-profile figures--including Henry Clay, Tip O'Neill, John C. Calhoun, Shirley Chisholm, and others--who have played important roles in the political process
Hide/Seek : difference and desire in American portraiture by Jonathan D Katz( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new interpretation of modern American portraiture based on the history of sexual difference. This companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, traces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture through a seductive selection of more than 140 full-color illustrations, drawings, and portraits from leading American artists. Arcing from the turn of the twentieth century, through the emergence of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969, the tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, and to the present, Hide/Seek openly considers what has long been suppressed or tacitly ignored, even by the most progressive sectors of our society: the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating American modernism."--Jacket
Cats : Smithsonian answer book by John Seidensticker( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one hundred full-color illustrated photographs and interesting facts on the world's cats from the domestic to the big cats and includes information on their evolution and history, diversity, and their relationship with humans
The spirit of invention : the story of the thinkers, creators, and dreamers who formed our nation by J. M Fenster( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated appreciation of America's spirit of invention, which introduces unique characters whose insistence on change for the better made America what it is today. This book is a fascinating examination of innovation as a driving characteristic of Americans from all eras and all walks of life. In this book we meet Gertrude Forbes, a sickly widow so poor she had to live in her aunt's attic, who overcame the odds to invent, among other things, an adjustable ironing board cover. We follow Cromwell Dixon, a fifteen-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, whose dreams of finding a way to fly inspired him to invent a bicycle-powered airship. We see John Dove, an African-American inventor, originating concepts integral to the compact disc. We learn about Purdue University, one of the earliest educational institutions to promote invention and engineering ideas. We eavesdrop on Thomas Edison in his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, and also find out about the beginnings of film colorization, a controversial process that adds tint to film. And we read about Luther Burbank and how he revolutionized plant breeding. The book even reviews the invention of illegal devices such as the "light wand," which induced slot machines to pay out on every spin, and we are introduced to a poker player who invented a "holdout" that allowed him to conceal cards in a shirt sleeve during games
Space 50 by Piers Bizony( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Half a century ago, the politicians of a nearly-forgotten Cold War provided the money and the motivation for our first ventures into space. It seemed as if all of humanity was destined to advance into a limitless new frontier. The dream faded almost as soon as it had burst into life. The Space Age apparently came to an end after little more than a single decade of excitement." "But is it really over? Today, politicians are once again planning a grand future in space, and there are serious plans for a human mission to Mars in the coming generation. The United States, Europe, Russia, Japan and China have decided that the human adventure must continue alongside the robotic exploration of our solar system. Ambitious new spacecraft are emerging, born out of a fresh spirit of competition: this time not between enemies but among allies." "Another kind of rivalry is also reinvigoratin the space adventure. In the next decade, commercial companies will transform our relationship with the rocket. Private citizens will gain access to space, and multi-billion dollar boosters built by giant government agencies will no longer be the only way to reach orbit, or even land on the Moon." "Illustrated with specially chosen high-resolution photos and images, SPACE 50 explores the challenges and the opportunities awaiting us among the stars. The next fifty years promise to be even more exciting than the last."--BOOK JACKET
The Magnificent whales by Stanley M Miniaslan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolphins and whales of North American waters, together with other marine mammals (sea otter, seals, sea lion) typically encountered on whale watching trips, are shown in their natural environment
Tequila : a traditional art of Mexico( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tequila, "that burning river in a small glass," is more than the fuel of intense conversations or reckless abandon. As the national drink of Mexico, it has remained an essential part of the country's complex history and culture, from the Spanish colonial period to the modern nation of filmmakers and novelists. And its varieties, whether made by huge manufacturers or tiny family enterprises, are nearly endless. Every tequila aficionado has a little-known brand to claim as far superior to the rest. Profusely illustrated with vintage and modern photographs, Tequila is a complete guide to all things tequila. Opening with a set of basic questions and answers ("What is tequila?" "What is the difference between tequila and mezcal?" "What does 100% agave mean?"), the book presents an A-Z consumer's guide with descriptions of scores of brands of tequila from the most common to the rarest, discussing and rating their quality and relating some of their history, and accompanied by photos of the tequila bottles and labels-themselves a Mexican art form. A section of tequila recipes includes everything from cocktails to main dishes to desserts. Essays on the history and culture of tequila range from descriptions of its manufacture, travels in the state of Jalisco, where nearly all tequila is made, and a look at tequila as a national icon, accompanied by wonderful stills from classic Mexican movies. Finally, there are poems and stories about tequila from some of Mexico's finest writers, including a previously unpublished short story by novelist Laura Esquivel, author of Like Water for Chocolate. Tequila is as complex a subject as wine or single-malt whiskey, and both beginners and experts will find this the most comprehensive and reliable guide available, full of information and sheer pleasures
Space shuttle 1981-2011 : stories from 30 years of exploration( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts' own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history of the program, technological challenges and triumphs, scientific achievements, and the devastating Challenger and Columbia tragedies. Complete with more than 40 essays and 100 full-color photographs, Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a captivating overview of this critical part of space history. Although the space shuttle era has ended, its spirit'that of limitless curiosity and a desire for perfection'continues to inspire
Smithsonian journeys cultural guide : Venice( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnificent whales( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the anatomy, evolution and types of whales
The House : the history of the House of Representatives by Robert V Remini( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States of Representatives is regarded by many as the finest deliberative body in existence. Throughout America's history, the House has played a central role in shaping the nation's destiny. [In this book, the author] traces the development of this quintessential American institution from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become since America's rise on the world stage.-Dust jacket
Exploring the West by Herman J Viola( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of 19th century pioneers of the West: surveyors, scientists, fur trappers, engineers, artists and settlers. Tells the stories of Kit Carson, Zebulon Pike, and expeditions, railroads, gold rushes, and Indians. 1987
How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlines by Mark Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "How the States Got Their Shapes" returns to tell the story of the people behind the boundary lines
Discover America : the Smithsonian book of the national parks by Charles E Little( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This illustrated guidebook explores the history and natural wonders of America through the country's national parks
How the states got their shapes by Mark Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We are so familiar with the map of the United States that our state borders seem as much a part of nature as mountains and rivers. But every edge of the familiar wooden jigsaw pieces of our childhood represents a revealing moment of history and of, well, humans drawing lines in the sand. This is the first book to tackle why our state lines are where they are. Packed with oddities and trivia, this entertaining guide also reveals the major fault lines of American history, from ideological intrigues and religious intolerance to major territorial acquisitions. Adding the fresh lens of local geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs, Mark Stein shows how the seemingly haphazard puzzle pieces of our nation fit together perfectly.--From publisher description
The savanna by Courtney Acampora( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Smithsonian intimate guide to the cosmos : visualizing the new realities of space by Dana Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A visual tour of the cosmos presents photographs and illustrations of astronomical phenomena paired with explanations of the latest space discoveries and theories
The ocean by Courtney Acampora( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The House : the history of the House of Representatives
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Hide/Seek : difference and desire in American portraitureCats : Smithsonian answer bookThe spirit of invention : the story of the thinkers, creators, and dreamers who formed our nationSpace 50Tequila : a traditional art of MexicoHow the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlinesDiscover America : the Smithsonian book of the national parksHow the states got their shapesSmithsonian intimate guide to the cosmos : visualizing the new realities of space
Alternative Names
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Books.

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English (32)