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No Way Way Are You My Dinner

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399540563
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Are You My Dinner? Sure, everybody knows worms eat dirt . . . but did you know that scorpions are on the menu for meerkats? Or that there’s a vampire finch (three guesses what it eats!)? Or that some people eat stinkbugs? No way . . . way! Kids will gobble up this super-cool fact book inspired by the wide-ranging collections of the Smithsonian. It’s a full menu of lively text, fantastic photos, fun illustrations, and snappy design that all about who’s eating what, where food came from, and how we started eating it in the first place.

No Way Way Usa

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524785490
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This land is your land . . . check it out! It's a big country—with all kinds of wonderful, weird, and wild facts, faces, and places to discover in each and every state. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! This fun, funky fact book is as packed full of stuff as the Smithsonian. It's a must-have for readers of the No Way . . . Way series: Road Trip, Are You My Dinner? and Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff.

No Way Way Stinky Sticky Sneaky Stuff

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451533224
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A must-have for readers of Smithsonian's No Way . . .Way! Road Trip and No Way . . .Way! Are You My Dinner? A stinky plant that smells like a corpse? A forklift suspended by sticky glue? Sneaky robbers dressed as cops? No way! But way! It's all true and all fun to read about in this snappy book of cool facts and photos from across the Smithsonian's vast collections.

The Man Who Tried To Get Away

Author: Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409134199
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The fifth in the brilliant crime series by the Number One bestselling fantasy author all around the world. Ex-alcoholic private investigator Mick "Brew" Axbrewder is in trouble again - he's taken a bullet in the stomach, and someone wants to finish the job. His partner, Ginny Fistoulari, is determined to keep him safe, so she takes an 'easy' job, an assignment so straightforward it is practically a vacation. Murder On Cue, Inc. run mystery camps, and their insurance company requires a security presence. The camp is being held at an isolated hunting lodge, and all Ginny and Brew have to do is show up, play along, and keep their real identities secret. But the game becomes only too real - and Brew and Ginny find themselves at the heart of murder hunt . . .

Smithsonian Stories

Author: Wilton S. Dillon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351490745
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Why is the Smithsonian more than the "Nation's Attic?" Or more than a museum complex? As Wilton S. Dillon shows, the Smithsonian came to be the institution we know today under the twenty-year leadership of "Sun King" S. Dillon Ripley.Ripley aspired to reinvent the Smithsonian as a great university?with museums. Although little understood by the public at large, it began as a basic research center. The Smithsonian remains a key contributor to the world of higher learning and functions diplomatically as the ministry of culture for the United States. Dillon provides backstage insights into Ripley's quest for the wholeness of knowledge. He describes how he inspired its role as a "theater of ideas as well as artifacts." Under his tutelage, the National Mall became a playground for world intelligentsia, an "intellectual free trade zone" in the shadow of the nation's political capital.Dillon reminds us that interdisciplinary, international Smithsonian symposia foreshadowed twenty-first-century issues and trends. His descriptions of the educational rewards of balancing tradition with the avant-garde are inspiring. As Dillon reminds us, Ripley's twenty-year reign may well have helped spark the waning embers of the Enlightenment.

Dinner At The New Gene Caf

Author: Bill Lambrecht
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429976594
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Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does not require labeling of modified food. Dinner at the New Gene Café expertly lays out the battle lines of the impending collision between a powerful but unproved technology and a gathering resistance from people worried about the safety of genetic change.

Colonel Erbe S Daughters

Author: Justine Randers-Pehrson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595302009
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Colonel Erbe's daughters have different views of woman's place in the world. The eldest, Dickey, is a confirmed feminist. Her younger sister, Petra, is employed as a cartographer in the US Land Office, rather against her will. She refuses to regard herself as a "career woman." The youngest of the trio, Agatha, is widowed in the first year of her marriage and returns to Washington from a western Army garrison, facing the need to support herself although she has no special training. Much of the story is seen through the eyes of Kurt Steiner, a veteran of the failed revolution in Germany (1848) and of the Union Army. As a friend of Colonel Erbe, and chief of the Land Office cartographic section, he tries to help the young women and becomes entangled in their lives. He features prominently in the consciousness of all three sisters.

Smithsonian Institution Secretary Charles Doolittle Walcott

Author: Ellis Leon Yochelson
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873386807
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"Accompanied by illustrations and photographs from private collections and the Smithsonian Archives, this straightforward biography of Charles Doolittle Walcott offers readers a look at the life and career of an important but little-known American scientist."--BOOK JACKET.