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Duncan & Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology

Duncan & Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine

Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: National Zoological Park Library

The fifth edition of this important book provides comprehensive, illustrated information about the tests that are necessary for diagnosing and treating the animals at the National Zoological Park. Additionally, it is required reading for the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Anatomic Pathology Certification Examination for which the National Zoological Park's pathology fellows are often preparing.

Adopted on December 11, 2016 by Dr. Cathleen T. Hartney In memory of Ann Hartney. View Bookplate
The language of botany: Being a dictionary of the terms made use of in that science, principally by Linnaeus....

The language of botany: Being a dictionary of the terms made use of in that science, principally by Linnaeus....

By Thomas Martyn. London: Printed for B. and J. White, Fleet-Street., MDCCXCIII [1793].
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Thomas Martyn was Regius Professor of Botany at Cambridge University and an early adopter of Linnaean classification and nomenclature, which he promulgated in his public lectures. In this work, based on a paper given to the Linnean Society in 1789, he defines hundreds of Linnaean terms and clarifies conceptual aspects of the Linnaean system, which is the foundation for the work of modern researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Adopted on December 7, 2016 by Susan Holden Blaha . View Bookplate
Cover image for "Foraging Behavior" by Kamil et al.

Foraging behavior

By Alan C. Kamil, John R. Krebs, and H. Ronald Pulliam [editors]. New York: Plenum Press, 1987.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Library

When you visit a buffet, do you have a favorite ‘strategy’ for filling up? What if instead of a long, single table, there are 3-4 ‘stations’? Only a handful of people at the buffet? Long lines? What if there were Tupperware available, so you could save food for later? How might each of these circumstances change your strategy? What if a hungry lion was in the room? How might that threat change things? As this book’s preface states “Foraging behavior has always been a central concern of ecology. Understanding what animals eat is clearly an essential component of understanding many ecological...

Adopted on December 7, 2016 by Royanne Chipps Bailey in honor of Kristen Kohary. View Bookplate
Six discourses delivered by John Pringle ...when president of the Royal Society...; to which is prefixed the life of the author

Six discourses delivered by John Pringle ... when president of the Royal Society ...; to which is prefixed the life of the author.

By John Pringle. London: Printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell ..., 1783.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet, PRS (1707 – 1782) was a Scottish physician who has been called the "father of military medicine," although Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) and Jonathan Letterman (1824-1872) have also been accorded this sobriquet.After finishing his studies, Pringle settled in Edinburgh at first as a physician, but between 1733 and 1744 was also Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University. In 1742 he became physician to the Earl of Stair, then commanding the British army in Flanders. In November 1772 he was elected President of the Royal Society, a position he held until...

Adopted on December 7, 2016 by Troy Prothero . View Bookplate
Electricity at work

Electricity at work

[Chicago]: [Twentieth Century Press], [1933].
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

"Electricity at work" portrays early 20th century methods of generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of energy. This colorful and streamlined designed brochure celebrates the history and innovations in electricity as exhibited at the 1933 Century of Progress fair in Chicago. 

Adopted on December 1, 2016 by Jacqueline Vossler on behalf of the Smithsonian In Memory of Donna Hendrickson. View Bookplate
Title Page of Miss Beecher's domestic receipt book

Miss Beecher's domestic receipt book

By Catharine Esther Beecher. New York: Harper & Bros, 1862.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: National Museum of American History Library

Catharine Esther Beecher was born in 1800, the daughter of Lyman Beecher, an outspoken minister and co-founder of the American Temperance Society. Her younger sister was Harriet Beecher Stowe, well known abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Disappointed in the limited curriculum available to young women during her own school years, Catharine became a teacher in 1821 and a strong advocate for women’s education. In 1823 she opened a private girls’ school, the Hartford Female Seminary, in Hartford, CT. Harriet graduated from the Seminary and later helped her sister there. In...

Adopted on November 21, 2016 by Maureen Conners In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Conners, Advocates of Education for All. View Bookplate
Cover of We are what we eat

We are what we eat

By Donna R. Gabaccia. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Anacostia Community Museum Library

America has often been called a great melting pot. This book was written by a world-reknowned history professor who collaborates frequently with librarians.  The author specilizes in migration, gender, and food studies.  This book is about how American culture has been and continues to be shaped by the food we eat.  America is made up of many different nationalities.  Each group brings their own dish to the table, so to speak.  America is changed each time a new ethnic group arrives, bringing their specialized dishes and traditions with them.  The author highlights how the ever-changing...

Adopted on November 17, 2016 by Anne Theresa Graham in honor of her parents, Edward and Lou Anne Kascht Graham. View Bookplate
View of Paired for Life with one pear inside the house like structure and the other resting in front.

Paired for Life

By Jo Stealey, artist. 2014.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: American Art and Portrait Gallery Library

Textile and book artist Jo Stealey received first prize for her work “Paired for Life” in the 2015 national artist book exhibition held at Pyramid Atlantic, a contemporary arts center dedicated to the creation and appreciation of hand papermaking, printmaking, digital arts, and the art of the book. This unique sculptural work is an example of an artists' book, or a work of art that takes the form of a book. It signifies the union of the artist and her husband, represented in the form of the two colorful, coiled fiber pears. The codex echoes the shape of a house: the book “cover” lined with...

Adopted on November 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Berry In honor of Suzanne M. Johnson and Donna Stockton. View Bookplate
Cover of Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period

Pressed glass salt dishes of the lacy period, 1825-1850

By Logan Wolfe Neal. Philadelphia: [1962].
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: National Museum of American History Library

Any glass collector worth their salt should consider adopting this charming book on pressed glass salt dishes. “Lacy glass” is the term given to the first glass products pressed in America and on the European Continent, from about 1825-1850. This volume contains actual-size drawings of each salt dish described. Glass is often difficult to photograph accurately due to the refraction of light by facets on the pieces. But even producing these drawings required the making of molds and castings of each and every lacy salt dish to capture the intricate details.

Adopted on November 16, 2016 by Patricia and Dennis Miller In honor of Vivian Sheehan. View Bookplate
Cover of Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition

Wildlife feeding and nutrition

By Charles T. Robbins. San Diego: Academic Press, 1993.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: National Zoological Park Library

Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition is an indispensable reference for the staff and researchers in the Department of Nutrition at the National Zoological Park.  It analyzes the animals' needs for everything from macronutrients to vitamin and minerals, their gastrointestinal anatomy and function, digestion and nutrient metabolism, food intake and regulation, and much more.  The Department of Nutrition serves one of the most important roles for the Zoo: the nutrition and feeding of the animals in the Zoo’s collection. Not only does this department feed a very wide variety of species in...

Adopted on November 16, 2016 by Peter B. Kibbee . View Bookplate

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