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Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Kamloops Residential Indian School

Behind Closed Doors

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The Kamloops Indian Residential School operated from 1893-1977 as part of Canada’s residential school system, near the traditional homelands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc people. Similar to U.S. government operated Indian boarding schools, both structures forcefully separated school aged children...Read More
Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46, og 47.   (3 vols.)

Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise Omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47

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The Galathea expedition was Denmark's first circumnavigation, carrying naturalists and artists who collected plants, animals, and ethnographic artifacts along a route that included India, the Nicobar Islands, Java, China, Hawaii, and several parts of South America. This official account by the...Read More
Beschreibung einer Elektrisir-Maschine und deren Gebrauch

Beschreibung Einer Elektrisir-Maschine und Deren Gebrauch

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Second, enlarged and corrected edition of this very scarce tract on the author's electricity machine handsomely illustrated on the folding plates. This machine was used in physics experiments and occasionally for medicinal purposes. Schmidt (1740-1811) is identified as the "court instrument maker"...Read More
Beschreibung eines Ellipsograph

Beschreibung Eines Ellipsograph

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A superb monograph on the theory, construction and use of a mechanical drawing device to describe ellipses. The author, Georg Friedrich Parrot (1767 – 1852) was a German scientist, the first rector of the Imperial University of Dorpat (University of Tartu), being elected by the University Council...Read More
Bible   in Mohawk

Bible [in Mohawk]

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Native American languages have been a central research interest at the Smithsonian since the late 1800s when anthropologist John Wesley Powell founded the Bureau of American Ethnology and (who is he?) James C. Pilling compiled his still-authoritative bibliographies on Native American linguistic...Read More
Cover of Biggle Orchard Book: Fruit and Orchard Gleanings from Bough to Basket

Biggle Orchard Book

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This pocket sized book is part of the Biggle Farm Library, a collection of numerous volumes that cover a gamut of agricultural topics from gardening to beekeeping to raising pigs and horses. The author, Jacob Biggle, states that his book “aims to tell the inquiring reader just what he or she needs...Read More
Biologia Centrali Americana Insecta_Cicadas

Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera.

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The Biologia Centrali-Americana is an important literary resource of Central American biodiversity. Issued between 1879 to 1915 in 215 parts, the series resulted from scientific surveys and explorations during the turn of the 20th century. The BCA is a scarce resource in Latin America research...Read More
Biological Conservation Newsletter, Numbers 105–116

Biological Conservation Newsletter, Numbers 105–116

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The Biological Conservation Newsletter was established in 1981 to develop awareness among both scientists and the general public to the environmental changes caused by human activities. The monthly newsletter highlighted conservation research and activities being undertaken by Smithsonian...Read More

The Birds of Tunisia

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Joseph Whitaker (1850-1932) was a British naturalist, outdoor sportsman, author, and collector. He amassed much of his extensive collection of wildlife, especially birds, by shooting and stuffing them. His writings, though primarily about birds, reflect his interest in the many aspects of...Read More
Birth of the Cool - color portrait

Birth of the Cool

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Birth of the Cool may be the coolest book you will ever see. In this 2008 exhibition catalog of his first retrospective, Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) distills black identity into powerful three-quarter and full-length portraits that teem with style and attitude. His sitters are unapologetic in...Read More