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Official Guide to the Smithsonian

USE129
Sharon L. Barry, Robin A. Faitoute, Sarah Grusin, Elizabeth Jones
Smithsonian Institution Press
2016
240
1588345424
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's many museums and the National Zoo. Fourth edition.
$13.99

The Evolution of Washington, DC

USE659
James M. Goode
Smithsonian Institution Press
2015
192
1588344983
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An interesting look into the history of the nation’s capital, beautifully produced. The collection includes rare prints, topographical maps, letters and adverts -- even early architectural designs.
$40.00

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

USA549
Richard Kurin
Penguin Putnam
2016
784
0143128159
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
Explore American history through 101 objects from the Smithsonian museums. Dr. Richard Kurin relates fascinating stories about historical objects like Neil Armstrong's space suit, the Wright brothers' plane and Dorothy's ruby red slippers, reminding us th
$40.00

Eyewitness Guide Washington D.C.

WDC07
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
236
1465460489
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An on-the-ground guide to Washington D.C., featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, comprehensive and superb.
$19.99

Washington, DC Map

WDC06
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2008
2
3897071037
MAP
Reference
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0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the capital at a scale of 1:15,000.
$8.95

A Kid's Guide to Washington, D.C.

USE477
Diane C. Clark
Houghton Mifflin Company
2008
0152061258
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Puzzle, games, fast facts and contests enliven this family guide to exploring our nation's capital.
$15.99

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington D.C.

USE128
Christopher Weeks, Francis Lethbridge (Introduction)
Johns Hopkins University Press
2012
328
142140270X
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the architectural landmarks of Washington D.C., originally commissioned by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It contains descriptions of over 450 structures, organized into 17 walking tours of the city.
$53.00

Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian, The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution

WDC39
Emily B. Korrell
Smithsonian Institution Press
2013
176
1588343499
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This kid-friendly guide showcases three highlights from the Smithsonian for the whole family: The National Air and Space Museum, The National Museum of Natural History (of course!), and the National Museum of American History.
$14.95

Flight, 100 Years of Aviation

GEN491
R. G. Grant
DK Publishing
2007
452
0756619025
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sweeping compendium of a century worth of experiments in flight, this big book features engaging text, rigorous attention to detail, miniature biographies of key figures and a comprehensive history of humanity's quest to become airborne. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
$29.95

National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book

USA645
National Museum of African American History
Smithsonian Institution Press
2016
64
158834570X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A souvenir book that showcases some of the highlights of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Featured items include Harriet Tubman’s hymn book, ankle shackles used during the Middle Passage and Chuck Berry’s Cadillac.
$9.95

The Nation's Hangar, Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian

WDC40
F. Robert Van Der Linden
Smithsonian Institution Press
2011
255
1588343162
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Bob Van Der Linden, Smithsonian curator of aviation, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these innovations have changed the course of human history in this visual survey.
$29.95

Africans in America, America's Journey through Slavery

USS53
Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WBGH Series Research Team
Harvest Books
1999
512
0156008548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A powerful collaborative effort that paints a vivid picture of the history of slavery in America and celebrates the brave Africans who managed to preserve their heritage as they endured so many hardships.
$38.95

Best of the National Air and Space Museum

WDC38
F. Robert Van Der Linden
Smithsonian Institution Press
2006
208
0060851554
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Fom the Challenger space shuttle and the Wright flyer to the Spirit of St. Louis and the stealth bomber, Bob Van der Linden, curator of aeronautics, has selected the most historically important, popular, and just plain impressive aircraft and spacecraft.
$32.50

Captive Passage, The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas

ATL14
The Mariners' Museum, Smithsonian Inst.
Smithsonian Institution Press
2002
208
1588340376
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A companion volume to the exhibition drawn largely from the collections of The Mariners' Museum.
$21.95

First Peoples of Alaska

ALA322
Aron Crowell
Smithsonian Institution Press
2010
312
1588342700
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A richly illustrated volume featuring more than 400 Alaska Native masterworks from the Smithsonian's collections.
$50.00

History of the World in 1,000 Objects

GNL11
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2014
480
1465422897
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A fresh perspective on world history that reveals how our ancestors lived through the objects they fashioned. DK and Smithsonian bring together such diverse objects as the watch Napoleon used to synchronize with his generals at Waterloo, the oldest book written in the Americas and the Mayan Dresden codex.
$50.00

Hope Diamond, The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem

IDA534
Richard Kurin
HarperCollins
2007
388
0060873523
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
Kurin's riveting book traces the centuries-long history of the legendary Hope Diamond from the diamond mines of India, through the violence of the French Revolution to Gilded Age America and beyond, looking at the true story behind one of the world's best-known gems.
$15.99

Night at The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

WDC41
Ben Stiller
Baker & Taylor Video
2012
6313247922
DVD
History
0
0
0
0
Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds... yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventure yet in which history truly comes alive.
$24.99

America's Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

USA342
Theresa Slowick
Harry N. Abrams
2006
322
0810955326
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Commemorating the museum's re-opening in 2006, this magnificent volume places the works of artists like Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe and Nam June Paik at readers’ fingertips.The text illuminates American history through examples of its art, including many rarely displayed pieces from the Smithsonian collection.
$75.00

Madcap May, Mistress of Myth, Men, and Hope

USA473
Richard Kurin
Smithsonian Institution Press
2012
224
158834326X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Drawing on the resources of the Smithsonian, Kurin rescues from oblivion the extraordinary "Madcap" May Yohe, a popular entertainer, businesswoman, socialite, and impetuous traveler.
$27.95

Reflections of a Culture Broker, A View from the Smithsonian

USE142
Richard Kurin
Smithsonian Institution Press
1997
320
156098757x
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A stimulating examination of "culture brokering" by countries, communities or institutions, by Dr. Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture and director of Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
$27.95

Literary Washington, D.C.

WDC36
Patrick Allen (Editor)
2012
296
1595340785
PAPER
Literature
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0
0
0
Novelists, poets, journalists, essayists, and politicians and patriots all contribute to this collection of essays on our nation's capital.
$16.95

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

Washington, D.C.

USE130
Gore Vidal
Vintage Books
2000
422
0375708774
PAPER
Literature
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0
0
0
The sixth installation in Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire" historical novel series. This tale of corruption follows the lives of a conservative senator and a newspaper publisher in Washington D.C.
$18.00

Smithsonian Natural History, The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth

NAT235
Becky Alexander (Editor)
DK Publishing
2010
648
0756667526
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Jammed with eye-popping photographs and in-depth two-page spreads on species of particular interest, this bold visual encyclopedia squeezes as many of the plants, animals, rocks and minerals of a natural history museum as could fit between its commodious covers.
$50.00

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C.

WDC50
Howard Youth
Johns Hopkins University Press
2013
400
1421412047
PAPER
Field Guide
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0
0
0
Use this guide for a break from the museums and government buildings and explore the wildlife of the city’s parks and gardens.
$24.95

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Life in the Chesapeake Bay

USS17
Alice Jane Lippson, Robert L. Lippson
Johns Hopkins University Press
2006
324
0801883385
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This combination field guide and ecological primer on the Chesapeake Bay is a comprehensive guide to local plants and animals which describes the wetlands habitat in which they live.
$31.00

Fodor's Washington D.C.'s 25 Best

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Fodors
Fodor's
2016
128
0147546249
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide with an excellent pull-out map and essential information on museums, sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, hotels and nightlife.
$13.99

Rocket Boys, A Memoir

SCI21
Homer H. Hickam
Bantam Doubleday
2000
368
0385333218
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This well told memoir is as much about life in a dying West Virginia mining town as it is about boyhood dreams of rocketry. It also inspired the movie "October Sky."
$17.00

The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

AMZ82
Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem, Efrem Ferreira
Smithsonian Institution Press
2003
254
1588341356
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautiful, profusely illustrated atlas of the river includes its major tributaries and 150 full-color maps. Goulding (Floods of Fortune) and Brazilian biologists Barthem and Ferreira provide the accompanying text.
$39.95

Fodor's Around Washington, D.C. with Kids

WDC15
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2013
160
0891419748
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This compact colorful guide to our nation's capital features a selection of family attractions, games, activities, color photographs, maps and diagrams.
$12.99

Earth, The Definitive Visual Guide

GEO50
James F. Luhr (Editor)
DK Publishing
2013
528
075663332X
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
This stunning photographic overview, published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, covers climate and the forces that have shaped the planet, oceans and reefs, landforms and key habitats, from Lake Titicaca to the Ganges, Atacama, Mount St. Helens and Antarctica.
$50.00

One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish, Bluefish, The Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood Cookbook

CON47
Carole C. Baldwin
Smithsonian Institution Press
2003
300
1588341690
HARD COVER
Food
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0
0
0
A collection of 150 clear, beautifully illustrated recipes by noted chefs featuring farmed and otherwise ecologically sound fisheries.
$36.00

Studio Furniture, Of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

WDC28
Oscar P. Fitzgerald
Smithsonian Institution Press
2008
224
1565233670
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This catalog documents the 84 remarkable pieces owned by the Renwich Gallery.
$35.00

The Civil War, A Visual History

WAR154
Jemi Dunne (Editor)
DK Publishing
2011
075667185X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, this enticing illustrated survey draws on the unparalleled collections of the Smithsonian Institution, giving insight into 1860s America, battles and troops on both side of the divide. With excellent maps, battles scenes and photographs of hundreds of artifacts from the war, camp life, weapons and military paraphernalia, it brings the conflict to life.
$40.00