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  • Arctic Crashes

    Arctic Crashes

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466343

    This volume is the key outcome of the Arctic Crashes project, "Arctic People and Animal Crashes: Human, Climate and Habitat Agency in the Anthropocene." This project was implemented during 2014-2016 by a team of scholars at the Smithsonian Instituti…

  • The Archaeology of Social Boundaries

    The Archaeology of Social Boundaries

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623786

    Mapping the boundaries between ancient societies through studies of "ethnicity," migration, or economic systems is of perennial interest to archaeologists, who typically have taken two divergent approaches. North American archaeologists have studies…

  • Many Voices, One Nation

    Many Voices, One Nation

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466091

    Many Voices, One Nation explores U.S. history through a powerful collection of artifacts and stories from America's many peoples. Sixteen essays, composed by Smithsonian curators and affiliated scholars, offer distinctive insight into the peopling…

  • Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles

    Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
    av Karen A. Bjorndal

    Pocket - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560986195

    Still the most comprehensive review of the subject, Biology and the Conservation of Sea Turtles is now updated to reflect significant advances in sea turtle research. A new section summarizes developments and primary literature for fourteen areas of…

  • Photographic Guide to Longhorned Beetles of Bolivia

    Photographic Guide to Longhorned Beetles of Bolivia
    av Steven Wayne Lingafelter

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466053

    With loss of habitats throughout the world occurring at a staggering rate, it is critical to document what is being lost. This book strives to do that by focusing on longhorned woodboring beetles in Bolivia. Wholesale clearing of large tracts of lan…

  • We'll Understand it Better by and by

    We'll Understand it Better by and by

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560981671

    From the congregations of small African churches in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago to the nationwide fans of the Golden Gate Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke, Edwin Hawkins and others, gospel music has profoundly influenced Americans. This bo…

  • Capital Portraits

    Capital Portraits
    av Carolyn Kinder Carr

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623007

    Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections presents little-known artistic treasures from important Washington area private collections. These portraits by major artists date from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, and t…

  • Lion Tamarins

    Lion Tamarins

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588340726

    Without the extraordinary efforts of the editors and authors of this book, three of the four lion tamarin species (golden, golden-headed, black-faced, and black) would most likely be extinct. The contributors' hard work set international standards a…

  • Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera

    Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera
    av Steven W. Lingafelter

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623403

    In terms of quantity and breadth, the Smithsonian Institution s collection of longhorned woodboring beetles is one of the most important in the world. The effort to establish and describe this collection began as early as 1889, when the Smithsonian…

  • 1812

    1812
    av Sidney Hart

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623090

    The War of 1812 completed the struggle for American independence that began in 1776 and propelled a new nation forward. 1812: A Nation Emerges accompanies the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name and features 115 color images, an in…

  • Death Across Oceans

    Death Across Oceans

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466152

    Death Across Oceans: Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia brings together the leading researchers in historic mortuary practice from Britain, North America, and Australia. It is the first book dedicated to the materia…

  • Handbook of North American Indians

    Handbook of North American Indians

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780874741933

    The Handbook of North American Indians is a 20-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, intended to serve as a standard reference…

  • Bernt Balchen

    Bernt Balchen
    av Carroll V. Glines

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560989004

    He set polar flight records, organized a series of daring wartime air operations, and became a leader in Arctic aviation. But despite these achievements, Norwegian-American aviator Bernt Balchen saw his public image and military career repeatedly un…

  • !Pleibol!

    !Pleibol!
    av Margaret Salazar-Porzio

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466374

    The dual-language (English and Spanish) !PLEIBOL! takes readers on a journey into the heart and history of U.S. Latina/o baseball. The extraordinary stories of Latinas/os, alongside the artifacts of their remarkable lives, demonstrate the historic r…

  • The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964, Second Edition

    The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964, Second Edition
    av Alan L Gropman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623557

    On April 5, 1945, more than sixty black officers of the U.S. Army Air Forces were arrested for entering a whites-only club at Freeman Field, Indiana, to protest the rigid segregation and unequal policies under which they and all African American air…

  • The Forgotten Air Force

    The Forgotten Air Force
    av Anthony Christopher Cain

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588340108

    Germany's 1940 defeat of the Armee de l'air, perhaps the world's preeminent air force at the close of World War I, is commonly attributed to incompetent French leadership. Drawing on primary French sources not previously available to historians, Cai…

  • The Forgotten Air Force

    The Forgotten Air Force
    av Anthony Christopher Cain

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623779

    Germany's 1940 defeat of the Armee de l'air, perhaps the world's preeminent air force at the close of World War I, is commonly attributed to incompetent French leadership. Drawing on primary French sources not previously available to historians, Cai…

  • The Ecology of Migrant Birds

    The Ecology of Migrant Birds
    av John H. Rappole

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560985136

    Incorporating new information on migratory birds, most gathered within the past decade, this comprehensive synthesis is the first book to explore migration principally from the perspective of the tropical, or nonbreeding, portion of the migrant life…

  • Only the Wing

    Only the Wing
    av Russell E. Lee

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623038

    In the late 1920s, Reimar Horten started experimenting with flying models equipped with fuselages, stabilizers, rudders, and elevators, but his life's work involved systematically removing these components from the models until he could achieve flig…

  • Great Apes and Humans

    Great Apes and Humans
    av Benjamin B Beck

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623588

    The great apes -- gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans -- are known to be our closest living relatives. Chimpanzees in particular share 98 percent of our DNA, and scientists widely agree that they exhibit intellectual abilities long though…

  • Home on the Road

    Home on the Road
    av Roger B. White

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560989141

    In 1916, a midwestern farm couple placed a wood and canvas sleeping compartment on top of an automobile chassis and toured the Rockies, carrying along hens for a supply of eggs. In 1940, a streamlined Cherokee red house car owned by a well-known wax…

  • Cutting a New Pattern

    Cutting a New Pattern

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466350

    Scholars in recent decades have begun to pay a great deal of attention to the mobilisation of women in the Great War, but why so many women, civilian and military alike, wore uniforms is a question that has scarcely been asked, much less answered. T…

  • Un Tejido Magico: El Bosque Tropical de Isla Barro Colorado (Spanish Edition)

    Un Tejido Magico: El Bosque Tropical de Isla Barro Colorado (Spanish Edition)

    Inbunden - 2016 - Spanska - ISBN: 9781935623946

    Barro Colorado Island is the crown jewel of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and the most thoroughly studied tropical rainforest on Earth. This book reveals the extreme interconnections of life in a tropical forest, with lavishly beautif…

  • The American Vice Presidency

    The American Vice Presidency
    av Jules Witcover

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588344717

    The American Vice Presidency is an all-inclusive examination of the vice presidency throughout American history. Acclaimed political journalist and author Jules Witcover chronicles each of the 47 vice presidents, including their personal biographies…

  • Horatio Grennough and the Form Majestic

    Horatio Grennough and the Form Majestic
    av Harry Rand

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466299

    Art, history, and political drama all meld together in this one dramatic story about one dramatic sculpture.The nation's first federally-commissioned monument, Horatio Greenough's huge marble statue of George Washington, sits near the entrance of th…

  • The Enterprise of Flight

    The Enterprise of Flight
    av Roger E. Bilstein

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560989646

    The Enterprise of Flight is a highly praised contribution to the literature on American aviation and space exploration history. In a new introduction for this paperback edition, Roger E. Bilstein explains how international competition has affected A…

  • Only the Wing

    Only the Wing
    av Russell E. Lee

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466381

    In the late 1920s, Reimar Horten began experimenting with flying models equipped with fuselages, stabilisers, rudders and elevators, but his life's work involved systematically removing these components from models until he could achieve flight with…

  • Picturing Poverty

    Picturing Poverty
    av Cara A. Finnegan

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588341181

    Working for the government's Farm Security Administration in the 1930s, photographers set out across the country to capture the human face of the Depression. Walker Evans' portraits of sharecroppers and Dorothea Lange's images of migrant families to…

  • Great Apes & Humans

    Great Apes & Humans
    av Benjamin B. Beck, Tara S. Stoinski, Michael Hutchins

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560989691

    The great apes - gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans - are known to be our closest living relatives. Chimpanzees in particular share 98 percent of our DNA, and scientists widely agree that they exhibit intellectual abilities long thought…

  • Handbook of North American Indians

    Handbook of North American Indians

    Inbunden - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780874741858

    The Handbook of North American Indians is a 20-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, intended to serve as a standard reference…

  • Handbook of North American Indians

    Handbook of North American Indians

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780874741841

    The Handbook of North American Indians is a 20-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, intended to serve as a standard reference…

  • Airlines of the Jet Age

    Airlines of the Jet Age
    av R.E.G. Davies

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780978846084

    This book provides the first comprehensive history of the world airline industry from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with the advent of jet airliners, covers the 'second' jet age of wide-bodied aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and DC-1…

  • Every Stamp Tells a Story

    Every Stamp Tells a Story
    av Cheryl Ganz

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623427

    Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disast…

  • How Humans Adapt

    How Humans Adapt

    Häftad - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780874747256

    How Humans Adapt collects the papers, commentaries, and discussions from the 1981 Smithsonian international symposium on human physical and cultural adaptations. Drawing on a variety of disciplines, How Humans Adapt sets out a complex picture of pas…

  • Raramuri Souls: Knowledge and Social Process in Northern Mexico

    Raramuri Souls: Knowledge and Social Process in Northern Mexico
    av William L. Merrill

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560986539

    In his sensitive portrayal of the Raramuri (or Tarahumara) Indians, Merrill examines the ways in which a society, lacking formal educational institutions, produces and transmits its basic knowledge about the world.

  • Canada's Boreal Forest

    Canada's Boreal Forest
    av J. David Henry

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588340573

    In Canada alone, the boreal forest (also called the taiga) covers more that 1.5 million square miles, fully one-third of the country and 20 percent of the entire North American continent. Terminating to the north with the treeless tundra, this regio…

  • The Science of Overabundance

    The Science of Overabundance

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588340627

    Easily the most common of America's large wildlife species, white-tailed deer are often referred to as "overabundant." But when does a species cross the threshold from common to overpopulated? This question has been the focus of debate in recent yea…

  • Chasing the Silver Bullet

    Chasing the Silver Bullet
    av Kenneth P. Werrell

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588341167

    Airpower is credited with success in Afghanistan, Desert Storm, and Serbia, but in Vietnam all of America's aerial might could not defeat a vastly outnumbered Third World force on bicycles. With a panoramic sweep and shocking frankness unrivaled in…

  • The Space Shuttle Decision, 1965-1972

    The Space Shuttle Decision, 1965-1972
    av T.A. Heppenheimer

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588340146

    Heppenheimer looks back at the shuttle's technical antecedents such as the X-15 rocket plane and rocket booster technologies, and illuminates the principal personalities involved in the space shuttle decision and their motivations. He traces NASA's…

  • Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar

    Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar
    av Steven M. Goodman

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560986836

    A miniature continent long isolated from the African mainland, the island of Madagascar evolved a biota that remains one of the most varied of any environment in the world. Following the arrival of humans more than two thousand years ago, mass megaf…

  • Patton's Air Force

    Patton's Air Force
    av David N. Spires

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588340870

    From the time the Third Army became operational on August 1, 1944, until the guns fell silent on May 8, 1945, Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's troops covered more ground and took more enemy prisoners than any other Allied amy in northwest Europe. Brig. G…

  • Calder's Portraits

    Calder's Portraits
    av Barbara Zabel

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780978846091

    Celebrated for mobiles and stabiles that enliven city squares and museums around the world, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is not widely recognized as a portraitist. Throughout his career, however, Calder created portraits of a wide variety of subject…

  • Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America

    Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America
    av Robert C. Mikesh

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780874749113

    Between 1944 and 1945, the Japanese military launched almost ten thousand bomb-bearing balloons across the Pacific ocean. Intended to spark forest fires and shake American morale, the balloons were beset by technical problems and never achieved thei…

  • The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia

    The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623021

    Seasonally dry forests are the most widespread forest type remaining in South and Southeast Asia. For many endangered species, such as tigers, elephants, deer and primates, this unique habitat is central to their survival. These forests are also int…

  • Lapps and Labyrinths

    Lapps and Labyrinths
    av Noel Broadbent

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780978846053

    Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skelleftea region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of S…

  • Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

    Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
    av Benjamin O. Davis

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560983958

    The first black to graduate from West Point in the twentieth century, Davis led the all-black Tuskeegee Airmen in World War II and retired a three-star general. His autobiography both chronicles the life of a great American and provides an incisive…

  • Living In The Anthropocene

    Living In The Anthropocene
    av W. JOHN KRESS

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588346018

    Explores the causes and implications of the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans, from multiple points of view including anthropological, scientific, social, artistic, and economic. Although we arrived only recently in Earth's timeline, humans are driving…

  • Guide to the Wildlife of Southwest China

    Guide to the Wildlife of Southwest China
    av William J. McShea

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781944466138

    Guide to the Wildlife of Southwest China allows readers to enter the fascinating world of Southwest China, a biodiverse hot spot teeming with interesting wildlife. This field guide, designed to inform nature reserve staff, students of natural histor…

  • Sweet Stuff

    Sweet Stuff
    av Deborah Jean Warner

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623052

    The average American today consumes some 150 pounds of sugars, plus substantial amounts of artificial sweeteners, each year. How this came to be and how sweeteners have affected key aspects of the American experience is the story of Sweet Stuff. Thi…

  • Echoes of Elvis

    Echoes of Elvis

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935623045

    Known the world over as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley still holds an enduring influence on our society that reaches across borders and puts everyone in the world on a first name basis with him. Echoes of Elvis, originally a Smithsonian In…

  • Hans Namuth

    Hans Namuth
    av Carolyn Kinder Carr

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560988090

    During the summer and early fall of 1950, as Jackson Pollock moved about the huge canvases on the floor of his Long Island studio, defining their surfaces with dripped and thrown paint, a young photographer named Hans Namuth documented the artist at…