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Author : Michael Viney
ISBN : 9781588344243
Genre : Nature
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Ireland conjures up images of nature's majesty: sweeping coastlines, rolling green hills, and secluded peat bogs and marshlands. A place of legendary beauty, it is also a land with a rich natural history. Michael Viney invites us to discover the geologic forces that created the island, peer into the famous bone caves that hold unique clues about animals from long ago, and experience the dramatic scenes of the cliff-lined coast and tempestuous seas. Viney begins deep in the past, when rivers of molten rock and enormous glaciers stripped the land bare. Soon after the glaciers retreated, the island was transformed into a fresh, new landscape, home to an intriguing variety of plants and animals, and an environment that has cultivated a rich human history and inspired countless myths. Infused with the lyricism of Irish prose, Ireland: A Smithsonian Natural History is indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle.
Category: Nature

Greek Vases In The National Museum Of Natural History Smithsonian Institution Washington D C

Author : Shirley Jean Schwarz
ISBN : 8870629287
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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English summary: The first complete catalogue of all the Greek vases in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. It includes all the Attic painted pottery, both black- and red-figure, a Spartan and an Ionic cup, as well as two vases in the National Museum of American History. Italian description: Il primo catalogo completo di tutti i vasi greci conservati nel National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Comprende tutti i vasi attici dipinti, a figure nere e a figure rosse, una tazza di manifattura spartana e una ionica, oltre a due vasi conservati nel National Museum of American History.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

National Gem Collection

Author : Clark Post
ISBN : UOM:39015040145552
Genre : Art
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Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, on the occasion of a major reconstruction of the museum's gem and mineral hall. Informative text accompanies lush photos of spectacular specimens. Coverage includes a history of the collection; a survey of the basics of cutting, measurement, and colors; and discussion of historical jewels and various types of gems in the collection. 10.5x10"Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Art

The Magnificent Foragers

Author : National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
ISBN : 0895990016
Genre : Natural history
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Text and more than 300 photographs present accounts of field work of scientists of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, in sites in the Antarctic, Central America, Africa, Australia, and other parts of the world.
Category: Natural history

The Smithsonian S History Of America In 101 Objects

Author : Richard Kurin
ISBN : 9781101638774
Genre : History
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The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory. Kurin sheds remarkable new light on objects we think we know well, from Lincoln's hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers and Julia Child's kitchen, including the often astonishing tales of how each made its way into the collections of the Smithsonian. Other objects will be eye-opening new discoveries for many, but no less evocative of the most poignant and important moments of the American experience. Some objects, such as Harriet Tubman's hymnal, Sitting Bull's ledger, Cesar Chavez's union jacket, and the Enola Gay bomber, tell difficult stories from the nation's history, and inspire controversies when exhibited at the Smithsonian. Others, from George Washington's sword to the space shuttle Discovery, celebrate the richness and vitality of the American spirit. In Kurin's hands, each object comes to vivid life, providing a tactile connection to American history. Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America's collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.
Category: History

Smithsonian Institution

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. Subcommittee on Library and Memorials
ISBN : LOC:00184285782
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Natural History

Author : Kathryn Hennessy
ISBN : 0756667526
Genre : Nature
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With oversight from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, this detailed visual guide examines thousands of species and specimens of animals, plants and minerals that make Earth unique.
Category: Nature

Smithsonian Dinosaurs And Other Amazing Creatures From Deep Time

Author : National Museum of Natural History
ISBN : 9781588346629
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A fun, pocket-sized book presenting the remarkable dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed Earth billions of years ago Smithsonian Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Creatures from Deep Time traces the journey of life on Earth from its origins some 4.6 billion years ago. Beginning with the first evidence of life in the form of single-celled microbes, it moves through the Cambrian era's explosion of biodiversity around 540 million years ago through the mass extinction event 252 million years ago that cleared the stage for the first turtles, pterosaurs, and other dinosaurs and mammals of the Triassic era. It offers a rare look at some of the world's most fascinating creatures: from sauropods, the largest creatures to ever walk the land, to the top carnivorous predator Tyrannosaurus rex, as well as the mastodons, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, walrus-whales, and other beasts that seem outlandish to us now. Profiling these and many other fascinating creatures throughout prehistory, the book is sure to delight young dinosaur enthusiasts.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

North American Owls

Author : Paul A. Johnsgard
ISBN : UVA:X001440475
Genre : Birds
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Category: Birds