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Smithsonian Books (Publisher)

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Works: 14 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 7,571 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Miscellanea  Pictorial works 
Classifications: E77.9, 970.01
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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 )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2,230 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 )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,568 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 1,396 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 who have played important roles in the political process
Hide/Seek : difference and desire in American portraiture by Jonathan Katz( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 687 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 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 371 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 249 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 204 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
Space shuttle, 1981-2011 stories from 30 years of exploration ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 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
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
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
 
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Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Books
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