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A field on fire : the future of environmental history / edited by Mark D. Hersey and Ted Steinberg

Editor:
Hersey, Mark D.  Search this
Steinberg, Theodore 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
Human ecology--History  Search this
Environmental sciences--History  Search this
Environmentalism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107843

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
1942-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of Science in American Life, a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, Science in American Life was 4 years in the making and took the work and collaboration of more than 75 curators, educators, writers, designers and scientific consultants. It occupies 13,000 square feet of exhibition space and includes approximately 600 artifacts, 700 graphics, six video loops, three sound and light displays, six computer interactives, two CD-ROM interactives, 11 mechanical interactives, and a science center featuring 20 hands-on activities.

The exhibition was underwritten by a $5.3 million contribution from the American Chemical Society and was executed under the leadership of Chief Curator, Arthur P. Molella, chair of the Department of the History of Science and Technology. The exhibition begins with an orientation area where people are greeted by 12 host scientists - 10 scientists and two children, represented by life-size photographs and recorded voices - who give a personal, contemporary perspective of the historial materials found in the exhibition. Following this are 6 sections arranged in chronologic order: "Laboratory Science Comes to America, 1876-1920;" "Science for Progress, 1920-1940;" "Mobilizing Science for War, 1940-1960;" "Better Than Nature, 1950-1970;" "Science in the Public Eye, 1970 to the present;" and "Looking Ahead." Developed by Museum Specialist Howard Morrison, "Looking Ahead" focuses on the science of biotechnology and public attitudes about it.

An additional component to the exhibition is the 1,500 square-foot interactive education center known as the "Hands on Science Center." All aspects of the exhibition are documented, including publicity, the anti-science controversy, the glossing over of corporate misdeeds, exhibition design, educational aspects, curriculum development, grant proposals, advisory board meetings, copyrights, audio and video development, feasibility studies, audience surveys, and object acquisition. Subjects and people covered in the exhibition include chemists Ira Remsen and Ellen Henrietta Richards; coal tar and synthetic materials; the Manhattan Project; the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile no. 1; the birth control pill; pesticides; DNA; chlorofluorocarbons and atmospheric ozone; the Superconducting Super Collider; genetic engineering; and biotechnology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, notes, scripts, contracts, loan agreements, exhibitions proposals, evaluations, budget summaries, design submittals, floor plans, black-and-white photographs and negatives, color photographs and negatives, floppy disks, clippings, and brochures.
Topic:
Nuclear reactors  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Coal-tar  Search this
Oral contraceptives  Search this
Pesticides  Search this
DNA  Search this
Chlorofluorocarbons  Search this
Ozone  Search this
Superconducting Super Collider  Search this
Genetic engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-276, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-276
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-276

Dupont, Alternatives to Chlorofluorocarbons, 95326

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Computerworld Magazine.  Search this
Collection Source:
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by donor and/or heirs. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.] .
Collection Citation:
The Computer World Smithsonian Awards, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Computer World Smithsonian Awards
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0425-ref4616

Trader Joe's Agrees to Fix Its Fridges for the Environment

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:44:29 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_27a02135256e66531a37567437c87bd9

When it Comes to Greenhouse Gases, CO2 Isn’t the Only Game in Town

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:19:04 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_27bf408d257b252d88c2fb0c59cc4ede

One Man Invented Two of the Deadliest Substances of the 20th Century

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 18 May 2017 14:05:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_70de3f3dd3383ab605c307a629931e94

Countries Agree to Cut Harmful Refrigerants: What You Need to Know

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:26:48 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_85cf843bb84de67f01cfbd52aad95c93

Someone, Somewhere Is Still Emitting A Whole Load of Ozone-Depleting Chemicals

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:35:39 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_9275b79b23fb98ce4c5a821938a04c9f

Q&A - Ed Begley, Jr.

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 14 Apr 2008 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ec1cbc6ead3561415c6459f653a2de44

The Ozone Hole Was Super Scary, So What Happened To It?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:46:34 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_f50fa3ab15f9973b3dcdc43b4a5dc942

The Long Fight Against Air Pollution

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 19 Apr 2010 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ffeffad108c5aeebefe0280bdbe66894

Between earth and sky : how CFCs changed our world and endangered the ozone layer / Seth Cagin & Philip Dray

Author:
Cagin, Seth  Search this
Dray, Philip  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 430 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Chlorofluorocarbons--Environmental aspects  Search this
Ozone layer depletion  Search this
Call number:
TD887.C47 C13 1993
TD887.C47C13 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_442380

Smithsonian Institution energy news update

Title:
Energy news update
Smithsonian energy news update
Author:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Plant Services  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
199u
Topic:
Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Periodicals  Search this
Energy conservation--Periodicals  Search this
Chlorofluorocarbons--Environmental aspects--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TD794.5 .S664
TD794.5.S664
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443811

Protection against depletion of stratospheric ozone by chlorofluorocarbons / Committee on Impacts of Stratospheric Change, Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences ; Committee on Alternatives for the Reduction of Chlorofluorocarbon Emissions, Commission on Sociotechnical Systems, [National Research Council]

Author:
Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (U.S.) Committee on Impacts of Stratospheric Change  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Alternatives for the Reduction of Chlorofluorocarbon Emissions  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 392 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
Topic:
Stratosphere  Search this
Atmospheric ozone  Search this
Organohalogen compounds--Environmental aspects  Search this
Call number:
QC881.2.S8 N274
QC881.2.S8N274
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129885

Chlorofluorocarbon effects and regulations : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Upper Atmosphere of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, December 15, 1976

Author:
United States Congress Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences Subcommittee on the Upper Atmosphere  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 476 p. : graphs ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
Topic:
Fluorocarbons  Search this
Atmospheric ozone  Search this
Call number:
KF26.A327 1976bX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92959

Detecting Industrial Pollution in the Atmospheres of Earth-like Exoplanets

Author:
Loeb, Abraham  Search this
González Abad, Gonzalo  Search this
Lin, Henry W.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2014
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_130134

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