Adopted Books

Adopted Books
Geological Text-book, for Aiding the Study of North American Geology

Geological Text-book, for Aiding the Study of North American Geology

By Amos Eaton.
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Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Amos Eaton was an educator and skilled amateur scientist best remembered for bringing hands-on applied science to the American educational curriculum. In 1824, he co-founded the Rensselaer School in New York, an institution dedicated to "the application of science to the common purposes of life," with Stephen van Rensselaer III. He lectured widely, training teachers, including many women, and was an advocate for women's involvement in higher education, an unconventional idea at the time. He wrote textbooks on several scientific subjects for use in schools, working to give these subjects,...

Adopted on December 16, 2016 by David & Michelle Baldacci in honor of Veronica Collin. View Bookplate

Histoire de la table

By Pierre Ennes. Paris: Flammarion, 1994.
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Library: National Museum of American History Library

This beautifully illustrated volume gives a historical overview of European dining customs from the Middle Ages through present day. Many pages feature artworks depicting dining scenes paired with photographs of food and drink related objects from the time period to provide a sumptuous picture of “la table” through the ages. The French text gives detailed information on eating habits as well as tablewares including porcelain, glassware, silverware, textiles, and even furniture. This book is part of the National Museum of American History Library’s Home & Community Life collection. The...

Adopted on December 16, 2016 by David & Michelle Baldacci in honor of Marilyn Schule. View Bookplate

Lithuanian day

By New York World's Fair Lithuanian Day Committee. New York : [New York : New York World's Fair Lithuanian Day Committee, 1939] , 1939.
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Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

After the end of WWI, many small European and Baltic states declared their independence. In 1918, Lithuania became an independent nation. The 1939 World’s Fair in New York City had over 60 international pavilions, giving many of these newly independent countries the opportunity to assert their nationhood and culture. Each day at the fair was a special theme day, and September 10, 1939 was declared Lithuania Day. To fulfill the program for this special day Lithuania invited American Lithuanians to do their part by participating in this day long celebration. This booklet is a program of the...

Adopted on December 14, 2016 by Stephen H. Van Dyk in honor of Mary Ann and George Van Dyk . View Bookplate

Duncan & Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine

Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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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].
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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

Foraging behavior

By Alan C. Kamil, John R. Krebs, and H. Ronald Pulliam [editors]. New York: Plenum Press, 1987.
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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

[Chicago]: [Twentieth Century Press], [1933].
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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

Miss Beecher's domestic receipt book

By Catharine Esther Beecher. New York: Harper & Bros, 1862.
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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

We are what we eat

By Donna R. Gabaccia. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1998.
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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