Here are some of the newest additions to the National Museum of American History Library.
Swallow: foreign bodies, their ingestion, inspiration, and the curious doctor who extracted them. Mary Cappello. New Press: Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2011.
QP311 .C37 2011
American offshore whaling voyages: 1667 to 1927. Judith N. Lund … [et. al.]. Old Dartmouth Historical Society – New Bedford Whaling Museum, c2010. V. 1. Voyages by vessel — v. 2. Voyages by master.
SH383.2 .A454 2010 NMAH TRANSPORTATION MARITIME
Brilliant: the evolution of artificial light. Jane Brox. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Documents the role of light in history, tracing how the development of specific innovations had a pivotal influence on social and cultural evolution.
TH7900 .B68 2010
Powering the dream: the history and promise of green technology. Alexis Madrigal.
1: The dream of a more perfect power — Profit, salvation — The first green-technology futurist — The utopia commercial — Prescribing for the globe itself — 2: What was — Steam-powered America — The wind and the West — The parable of Petrolia — Wave motors and airplanes — Compressed air and electricity — 3: What might have been — The National Electric Transportation System that almost was — Solar hot water, day and night — The solar home of the 1950s — The Solar Energy Research Institute — The meaning of Luz — How to burn a biological library — 4: Lessons from the Great Energy Rethink — What happens when an energy system breaks — Thermodynamics — Transcendentalism — Tools — Technology — 5: Innovation and the future — Google's RE < C challenge — The first megawatt and failing smart — What green tech can learn from nuclear power's rise and fall — The 5-cent turbine and the siren call of the breakthrough — Energy storage and the return of compressed air — "Throw software at the problem" — Rehumanizing environmentalism.
TJ808.7.U6 M33 2011
The quotable Edison, edited by Michele Wehrwein Albion; foreword by Paul Israel. University Press of Florida, c2011.
TK140.E3 A25 2011
Eadweard Muybridge, the human and animal locomotion photographs. Hans Christian Adam, (ed.). Taschen, c2010.
TR840 .M894 2010 NMAH PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
Dior: a new look, a new enterprise (1947-57). Alexandra Palmer. Victoria & Albert Museum, 2009.
Stunning, stylish and sumptuously illustrated – a thoroughly absorbing study of Diors' influential life and career.
TT505.D5 P35 2009 NMAH COSTUME