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Cloth and Human Experience (Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry)
Cloth and Human Experience (Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry)

Paperback from Smithsonian Books
Media Published: 1991-
ISBN: 0874749956
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Cloth and Human Experience explores a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.

 
The Development and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns (Smithsonian Series in Comparative Evolutionary Biology)
The Development and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns (Smithsonian Series in Comparative Evolutionary Biology)
by Frederik H. Nijhout
Paperback from Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
ISBN: 0874749174

Integrating the results of comparative morphology, experiments on pattern development, the genetics of color patterns, and theoretical modeling of pattern formation, Nijhout shows that the enormous diversity of natural patterns arises largely from quantitative variations in a small set of readily understandable generating rules.
 
Whales and Dolphins in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book (Smithsonian s In Question Series)
Whales and Dolphins in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book (Smithsonian's In Question Series)
by James G. Mead, Joy P. Gold
Paperback from Smithsonian Books
Media Published: 2002-
ISBN: 1560989807

How many fingers do whales have? Why do whales strand on beaches? Do dolphins protect humans from sharks? What does DNA reveal about the ancestry of cetaceans? This comprehensive book is a collective response to thousands of letters and phone calls received annually by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Students, teachers, and scientists all have amazingly varied questions about whales and dolphins, and the most revealing inquiries are presented here with detailed answers.
 
Seaweeds (Smithsonian s Natural World Series)
Seaweeds (Smithsonian's Natural World Series)
by David N. Thomas
Paperback from Smithsonian Books
Media Published: 2002-
ISBN: 1588340503

From microscopic organisms on tidal rocks to dense marine forests, seaweeds vary widely in size and are amazingly well adapted to both the Arctic and the tropics. David Thomas presents a detailed look at what seaweeds are, how they live, and why humans value them.
Thomas describes the red, brown, and green classifications of seaweeds that encompass more than ten thousand species. He explains how seaweeds get all of their nutrients from the surrounding water, needing roots only to anchor to the sea floor, and how some species use "anti-grazing" strategies to discourage fish by releasing swift doses of unappetizing acids. The economic value of seaweed is astounding. Some species are harvested for $1 billion annually, and seaweed constitutes up to ten percent of the average diet in Japan. The search continues for compounds in seaweed that may be beneficial as new drugs, antibiotics, and cancer treatments. Not only is seaweed vital to coastal ecosystems, but it is also an important part of everyday life.
 
Lichens (Smithsonian s Natural World Series)
Lichens (Smithsonian's Natural World Series)
by William Purvis
Paperback from Smithsonian Books
Media Published: 2000-
ISBN: 1560988797

From the rain forests of Costa Rica to the frozen deserts of Antarctica, lichens are a familiar part of the landscape. Widespread and long-lived, yet vulnerable to environmental disturbance, lichens are useful to scientists in assessing the effects of air pollution, ozone depletion, and metal contamination. Illustrated with more than 150 color photographs, Lichens reveals the varied and intriguing world of organisms that have been used in natural remedies and are becoming key indicators of the earth's environmental health.
 
Independents Declared: The Dilemmas of Independent Trucking (Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry)
by Michael H. Agar
Paperback from Smithsonian Institution Press
ISBN: 087474251X
 

The Archaeology of City-States : Cross-Cultural Approaches (Smithsonian Series in Archaeological Inquiry)
by Deborah L. Nichols (Editor), et al
(Paperback)

The Archaeology of Social Boundaries (Smithsonian Series in Archaeological Inquiry)
by Miriam T. Stark (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Arnold Newman's Americans: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
by Alan Fern, et al
(Paperback - April 1992)

Basin-Plateau Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups (Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin, No 20)
by Julian H. Steward
(Paperback)

Beyond the Moon : Golden Age of Planetary Exploration 1971-1978 (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)
by Robert S. Kraemer, Roger D. Launius
Listed under Space Flight

Black Tents of Baluchistan (Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry)
by Philip Carl Salzman
(Hardcover)

The Emergence of Pottery : Technology and Innovation in Prehistoric Societies (Smithsonian Series in Archaeological Inquiry)
by William Barnett (Editor), et al
(Paperback)

Cats of Africa
by Paul Bosman (Illustrator), Anthony Hall-Martin (Editor) 
Listed under Big Cats

Dogs: Smithsonian Handbooks
by David Alderton, Tracy Morgan
Paperback from DK Publishing

Looping the Loop: Posters of Flight
by Henry Serrano Villard, et al
(Hardcover)

Harlem: The 30's; Postcard Book
by Aaron Siskind (Photographer), National Museum Smithsonian Institution
Paperback:
ISBN: 0876547110; (January 1992)

Iroquois Music and Dance : Ceremonial Arts of Two Seneca Longhouses (Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 187.)
by Gertrude P. Kurath
Listed under Iroquois

The Last Rail (Odyssey (Smithsonian Institution).)
by Darice Bailer, et al
Reading level: Ages 9-12
While on a field trip to the National Museum of American History, nine-year-old Lucy imagines herself as Andrew Russell, taking a picture of the joining of the Central and Union Pacific Railroads at Promitory Summit, Utah, in 1869. Ingram
Paperback - 32 pages
Soundprints Corp Audio; ISBN: 1568993633

Mysterious Journey : Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
by Martha Wickham, David Lund (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Listed under Amelia Earhart

Mammal Species of the World : A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (Smithsonian Series in Comparative Evolutionary Biology)
by Don E. Wilson (Editor), Deeann Reeder (Editor)
(Hardcover - March 1993)

Moon Lander : How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)
by Thomas J. Kelly
Listed under Space Flight

Official Guide to the Smithsonian
by Smithsonian Institution, et al
(Paperback)

The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C. : A Comprehensive Historical Guide (Smithsonian Institution Press Publication No. 4829)
by James M. Goode
(Paperback - November 1974)

Primate Taxonomy (Smithsonian Series in Comparative Evolutionary Biology)
by Colin P. Groves
(Hardcover)

The Sky on Fire : The First Battle of Britain, 1917-1918 (Smithsonian History of Aviation Series)
by Raymond H. Fredette, Tom D. Crouch
(Paperback - April 1991)

Spencer Baird of the Smithsonian
by E. F. Rivinus, E. M. Youssef
(Hardcover - November 1992)

Sloan : A Paleoindian Dalton Cemetery in Arkansas (Smithsonian Series in Archaeological Inquiry)
by Dan F. Morse (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Into the Teeth of the Tiger (Smithsonian History of Aviation Series)
by Donald S. Lopez, Von Hardesty (Editor)
Listed under The Flying Tigers

Knowledge and Power in a South Pacific Society (Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry)
by Lamont Lindstrom
(Paperback - February 1991)

The Power of the Written Tradition (Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry)
by Jack Goody
(Paperback)

The Smithsonian Book of Mars
by Joseph M. Boyce
Listed under Mars

Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of Florida (Smithsonian Handbooks)
by Fred J., III Alsop
Paperback from DK Publishing

Smithsonian Collection of Old Time Radio Mysteries
by David Kogan, Radio Spirits
Audio CD from Radio Spirits, Inc.

The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon
by Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem, Efrem Jorge Gondim Ferreira
Hardcover from Smithsonian Institution Press

The Smithsonian Book of Books
by Michael Olmert, Christopher Hamel, Christopher de Hamel
Hardcover from Smithsonian Institution Press

One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish, Bluefish: The Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood Cookbook
by Carole C. Baldwin, Julie H. Mounts, Charlotte Knox
Hardcover from Smithsonian Institution Press

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks)
by Chris Pellant, Helen Pellant, Harry Taylor
Paperback from DK Publishing

Primate Taxonomy (Smithsonian Series in Comparative Evolutionary Biology)
by Colin P. Groves
Listed under Primates

Smithsonian Handbooks: Whales Dolphins and Porpoises
by Mark Carwardine, Martin Camm
Listed under Whales & Dolphins

Ultimate Orchid
by Smithsonian Institution
Listed under Orchids

The North American Porcupine (Smithsonian Nature Books Series, No 8)
by Uldis Roze
(Paperback - November 1989)
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