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  • Bats in Questionby Don E. Wilson; Merlin D. Tuttle

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 24.95

    Long the subject of myth and superstition, bats have been among the most misunderstood of mammals due to their nocturnal habits, capacity for flight, and strange appearance. Seeking to dispel the myths associated with these remarkable creatures and arguing for their key role in a balanced ecosystem, Bats in Question covers all aspects of bat... more...

  • Queen Bessby Doris L. Rich

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 16.95

    Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America's first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as ?Queen Bess,? a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream. more...

  • Snakes in Question, Second Editionby George R. Zug; Carl H. Ernst; Richard D. Bartlett; Patricia Bartlett

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 24.95

    This new edition of Snakes in Question has been completely updated to take into account the most recent research available, offering useful scientific information about snakes while dispelling many widely-circulated myths and common fears. Accompanied by 100 stunning color photographs and written in the popular question-and-answer format of... more...

  • The Evolution of Washington, DCby James M. Goode; Laura W. Bush; Sandra Day O'Connor; John Wetenhall; Steven Knapp

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Evolution of Washington, DC is a striking volume featuring select pieces of the extraordinary collection of Washingtoniana donated by Albert H. Small to the George Washington University in 2011. It showcases treasures such as an 1860 lithograph of the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson in front of the White House and a contemporary print of... more...

  • Senator Mansfieldby Don Oberdorfer

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 35.00

    A spellbinding biography of one of the most powerful and dignified men ever to come to DC?Senator Mike Mansfield. Mike Mansfield's career as the longest serving majority leader is finally given its due in this extraordinary biography. In many respects, Mansfield's dignity and decorum represent the high-water mark of the US Senate: he was respected... more...

  • How the States Got Their Shapes Tooby Mark Stein

    Smithsonian 2011; US$ 16.95

    Was Roger Williams too pure for the Puritans, and what does that have to do with Rhode Island?  Why did Augustine Herman take ten years to complete the map that established Delaware?  How did Rocky Mountain rogues help create the state of Colorado?  All this and more is explained in Mark Stein's new book. How the States Got Their Shapes Too follows... more...

  • Falling to Earthby Al Worden; Francis French; Dick Gordon; Tom Stafford

    Smithsonian 2011; US$ 17.95

    As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During the return from the moon to earth he also conducted... more...

  • Washington on Foot, Fifth Editionby John J. Protopappas; Alvin R. Mcneal

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 14.95

    The best way to see? really see?any city is on foot. The perennial favorite Washington on Foot has been compeltely revised and updated to offer 24 walking tours of Washington's neighborhoods. Familiar monuments and museums are all here, side-by-side with lesser-known historic sites and storied residential neighborhoods. Washington on Foot offers... more...

  • Counting the Daysby Craig B. Smith

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 27.95

    Counting the Days is the story of six prisoners of war imprisoned by both sides during the conflict the Japanese called the "Pacific War." As in all wars, the prisoners were civilians as well as military personnel. Two of the prisoners were captured on the second day of the war and spent the entire war in prison camps: Garth Dunn, a young Marine... more...

  • Second Natureby David J. Shepherdson; Jill D. Mellen; Michael Hutchins

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 22.95

    Growing recognition of the complexity of animals' physical, social, and psychological lives in the wild has led both zookeepers and the zoo-going public to call for higher environmental standards for animals in captivity. Bringing together the work of animal behaviorists, zoo biologists, and psychologists, Second Nature explores a range of innovative... more...