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Smithsonian Books (Publisher)

Overview
Works: 18 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 7,524 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Miscellanea  Pictorial works  Dictionaries  Folklore 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
Classifications: E77, 970.00497
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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 )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2,222 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 1,548 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 1,376 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 )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 690 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.--From publisher description
Cats : Smithsonian answer book by John Seidensticker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 679 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 367 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A half-century history of space exploration documents efforts from Sputnik to the present day, in a visual tour that profiles such subjects as a Gemini space capsule and deep-field images of ancient galaxies as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope
The Magnificent whales( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 196 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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Handbook of North American Indians by David Damas( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedic summary of prehistory, history, cultures and political and social aspects of native peoples
The magnificent whales( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the anatomy, evolution and types of whales
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 Smithsonian First Ladies Collection by Lisa Kathleen Graddy( Book )

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

"The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: the first ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. This striking book showcases the treasures from first ladies throughout history, ranging from Martha Washington's silk dress and dressing mirror to Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural gown and jewelry. These and many other unforgettable objects--including gowns, tableware, and invitations from beloved first ladies such as Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Barbara Bush, Hilary Clinton, and more--tell the story of the first ladies as public and private figures. They illustrate how these women, thrust into an influential and visible role by happenstance of marriage, adapted themselves and the role of first lady by taking on responsibilities as campaigners, hostesses, and policy advocates. The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection features many treasures not on view at the exhibit. Complete with an insider's look at the acquisition, conservation, and exhibition of the pieces as well as a timeline of all forty-six first ladies, this is a must-have for anyone fascinated by these incredible women and their roles in American culture and political life"--
Fair America : world's fairs in the United States by Robert W Rydell( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Setting more than thirty world's fairs from 1853 to 1984 in their historical context, Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling, and Kimberly D. Pelle show that the expositions reflected and influenced not only the ideals but also the cultural tensions of their times. Illustrated with archival photographs of fair buildings, exhibits, and souvenirs, Fair America surveys a century and a half of these dazzling, culturally revealing events
Space, time, infinity : the Smithsonian views the universe by James Trefil( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traces the history of astronomy, looks at what we have learned about the Sun, Moon, stars and planets, and identifies key questions which face astronomers of the future
Space shuttle, 1981-2011 stories from 30 years of exploration( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 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
 
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The House : the history of the House of Representatives
Alternative Names
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Books.

Languages
English (24)

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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 MexicoSmithsonian intimate guide to the cosmos : visualizing the new realities of spaceFair America : world's fairs in the United States