Novices, experts, students, and scholars agree that the extraordinary collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library are the premier resource in the United States for books, trade catalogs, serials, pictures, and archival material covering design and decorative art from the Renaissance to the present. The National Design Library features more than 6,500 treasures including 16th century lace patterns guides, rare 18th century brass and furniture trade catalogs, historic home decorating periodicals, and over 700 pop-up books.
Author: Rachelle Hardy
In addition to requests for donations, the Smithsonian Libraries builds its collections through a series of Amazon Wish Lists. The books featured in the wish lists not only fill core more »
Like Wade, following the names and descriptions associated with the Japanese Giant Salamander (Hynobius nebulosus, Andrias japonicus, Cryptobranchidae, just to name a few) finally led me to the Smithsonian Channel’s Nick Baker, and his adventures with the Hellbender, North America’s own Giant Salamander Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures. Yes, I knew I was back in the States when reading out the aliases of the Hellbender–“snot otter,” “mud-devil,” “grampus.”