Here are some of the newest additions to the National Museum of American History Library.
Month: June 2011
Late June new book arrivals in the Natural History Libraries — quite a cross section!
On June 28, 2011, the nation honors one of the truly larger-than-life figures in American folklore by observing Paul Bunyan Day. Paul Bunyan is a legendary lumberjack of gigantic proportions who, accompanied by a blue ox named Babe, traveled throughout the country performing incredible, though often incidental, feats.
July, the month of hot, humid days and patriotic holidays. July is also the seventh month of the year. Coincidentally, the National Air and Space Museum Library has seven new titles to share with you.
The Libraries invited Mano Marks, Senior Developer Advocate for Google’s Geo APIs, to visit Smithsonian Institution on Friday June 3rd. Mano graciously offered his time to run a hands-on demo/chat to talk about ways to visualize geographic information before he continued on to George Mason University to hold a workshop at THATCamp.
The Libraries would like to highlight some new titles that have been added recently to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh was also a prolific author. Her most famous work, Gift from the Sea, was originally published in 1955. This lyrical essay-style book was inspired by a visit to Captiva Island off the coast of Florida. In this introspective book Mrs. Lindbergh uses the natural imagery of the seashells found on the island’s beaches to reflect on the life of the American woman in the 20th century.