No Way Way Are You My Dinner

No Way       Way   Are You My Dinner Author Tracey West
ISBN-10 9780399540561
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

No Way       Way   USA Author Tracey West
ISBN-10 9781524785499
Year 2017-06-20
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

No Way       Way   Stinky  Sticky  Sneaky Stuff Author Tracey West
ISBN-10 9780451533227
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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.

No Way Way Road Trip

No Way       Way   Road Trip Author Tracey West
ISBN-10 9780698412095
Year 2015-06-23
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Road Trip: Come Along for the Ride! The first title in No Way . . . Way!, the fun and funky fact-book series using photographs from across Smithsonian collections. Road Trip looks at people on the move: across the land, up in the air, or deep in the sea. The fascinating facts and figures span history, geography, science, engineering, transportation, invention, and architecture--not to mention crazy inventions, weird attractions, and other wacky stuff!

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls Author Nathalia Holt
ISBN-10 9780316338912
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.

The Selected Works of T S Spivet

The Selected Works of T  S  Spivet Author Reif Larsen
ISBN-10 9780698148239
Year 2010-04-27
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Discover The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet for iPad. A brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel tracing twelve-year-old genius map maker T.S. Spivet's attempts to understand the ways of the world When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T.S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal-if you consider mapping family dinner table conversation normal-is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T.S. from his family ranch just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls. T.S. sets out alone, leaving before dawn with a plan to hop a freight train and hobo east. Once aboard, his adventures step into high gear and he meticulously maps, charts, and illustrates his exploits, documenting mythical wormholes in the Midwest, the urban phenomenon of "rims," and the pleasures of McDonald's, among other things. We come to see the world through T.S.'s eyes and in his thorough investigation of the outside world he also reveals himself. As he travels away from the ranch and his family we learn how the journey also brings him closer to home. A secret family history found within his luggage tells the story of T.S.'s ancestors and their long-ago passage west, offering profound insight into the family he left behind and his role within it. As T.S. reads he discovers the sometimes shadowy boundary between fact and fiction and realizes that, for all his analytical rigor, the world around him is a mystery. All that he has learned is tested when he arrives at the capital to claim his prize and is welcomed into science's inner circle. For all its shine, fame seems more highly valued than ideas in this new world and friends are hard to find. T.S.'s trip begins at the Copper Top Ranch and the last known place he stands is Washington, D.C., but his journey's movement is far harder to track: How do you map the delicate lessons learned about family and self? How do you depict how it feels to first venture out on your own? Is there a definitive way to communicate the ebbs and tides of heartbreak, loss, loneliness, love? These are the questions that strike at the core of this very special debut. Now a major motion picture directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Kyle Catlett and Helena Bonham Carter. From the Hardcover edition.

Dinner at the New Gene Caf

Dinner at the New Gene Caf  Author Bill Lambrecht
ISBN-10 9781429976596
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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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.

THE INNOCENTS ABROAD

THE INNOCENTS ABROAD Author Mark Twain
ISBN-10
Year 2017-04-20
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Language en
Publisher 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印
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For months the great pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land was chatted about in the newspapers everywhere in America and discussed at countless firesides. It was a novelty in the way of excursions--its like had not been thought of before--and it compelled that interest which attractive novelties always command. It was to be a picnic on a gigantic scale. The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferryboat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day's laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime and in many a land renowned in history!

The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook

The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook Author Richard Hetzler
ISBN-10 155591747X
Year 2010
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Fulcrum Pub
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A gift book for food lovers, showcasing ninety authentic recipes from the Americas' indigenous populations in conjuction with the Smithsonian Institution.

The Lion in the Living Room

The Lion in the Living Room Author Abigail Tucker
ISBN-10 9781476738239
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Cats are incredible creatures: they can eat practically anything and live almost anywhere. Tracing their rise from prehistory to the modern cat craze, Abigail Tucker presents an adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture. With keen reporting and lively wit, Tucker investigates the way house cats have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet--

The Chase

The Chase Author Janet Evanovich
ISBN-10 9780345543103
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line. Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar—and against the clock—to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad. A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Job. Praise for The Chase “Fast and entertaining . . . new thrills and adventure on every page.”—Examiner.com “The action never stops . . . and a humorous tone keeps everything moving at a fun clip.”—Associated Press “Great fun, with plenty of twists.”—The Sacramento Bee

A Song for the Horse Nation

A Song for the Horse Nation Author George P. Horse Capture
ISBN-10 1555911129
Year 2006
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Fulcrum Publishing
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The tradition of horses in Native American culture, depicted through images, essays, and quotes. For many Native Americans, each animal and bird that surrounded them was part of a nation of its own, and none was more vital to both survival and culture than the horse.

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Author Joseph Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780834825253
Year 2001-03-06
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topics covered are: • The hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them • How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world • How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachment Useful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.