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The Biology of the Cell Surface

The Biology of the Cell Surface

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Biologist Ernest Everett Just (1883-1941) is considered to be one of the most brilliant African American scientists of his era.  Born in Charleston, SC, he earned scholarships to attend northern schools, graduating top of his class at Dartmouth. He taught at Howard University where he...Read More
Color illustration of the American Argali from Vol. 1 of the Cabinet of Natural History

The Cabinet of Natural History

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Botanicals and books on zoology, insect, and marine life are important sources for design and ornament; coloration and patterns from the natural world inspire artists and designers in many ways. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library has a great collection of these resources...Read More
Illustrated color plate of Polar Bear from Vol. 2 Cabinet of Natural History

The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports

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Botanicals and books on zoology, insect and marine life are important sources for design and ornament as coloration and patterns from the natural world inspire artists and designers in many ways. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library has a great collection of such resources available for...Read More
Dolphin smile title page

The Dolphin Smile

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This book is a compilation of literature about the dolphin, mostly non-fiction and science, but with a dash of poetry and whimsy. The chapters are presented in three parts. 'Ancient Dolphins' includes writings through the 14th century: Homer, Ovid, and Dante. 'Modern Dolphins,'...Read More
Fauna Republicii Socialiste Romania.

Fauna Republicii Socialiste Romania

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This volume of the “Fauna of the Romanian People's Republic” is part of a larger set which covers the fauna of Romania. This volume covers the arachnids of Romania, which includes spiders, scorpions, opils, and ticks. Complete with detailed illustrations, this book serves as a helpful research...Read More
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Gallery of Wild Animal Paintings in the Zoological Park

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This beautiful collection of paintings of disappearing species, set in their natural habitats (or representations of their habitats), highlights key species that were under threat of extinction in the early 1900s. The introduction provides a particularly poignant description: “Sooner or later the...Read More
Hunting monsters

Hunting Monsters

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You might be wondering why the Smithsonian Libraries would choose a book based on beasts from fantasy, but behind every myth is some truth. The family of “cryptids” includes such familiar creatures as Bigfoot, Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster, plus several other questionable beasts of land and...Read More
Zoonooz (Dec. 1933-Dec. 1935)

Zoonooz (Dec. 1933-Dec. 1935)

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This gathered volume of ZOONOOZ, the palindromic newsletter of the Zoological Society of San Diego, optimistically restarts its publication after a hiatus during the Great Depression. Belle J. Benchley, who was the Executive Director of the San Diego Zoo, was also the editor of ZOONOOZ. During her...Read More
Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts

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Every tidepool—and the ocean itself— is teaming with microscopic pants and animals. These tiny creatures are called “plankton.” There are two different kinds of plankton: phytoplankton—one celled plants, and zooplankton—diminutive sea animals. At the Smithsonian Environmental Research...Read More