W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Contests, 1924-1925
W. Atlee Burpee & Co
Seed industry and trade
This description is for subseries 3.2 of the W. Atlee Burpee & Company records.
In 1924 and 1925, the Burpee Company launched a prize-contest to recognize its faithful customers by asking them to write "What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me." Thousands entered for cash prizes by sending letters and photographs to the Philadelphia offices of the Burpee Company. Entries came from all over the world to express the impact of these special seeds in their lives.
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
Negative log book number 3, or "green book," documenting various Smithsonian museums and events. Information includes negative numbers, subjects of the photographs, persons and departments for whom the pictures were taken, dates the pictures were taken, photographers, and dates the information was entered into the log books.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-001, Negative Log Book Number 3, 1972
Mary Agnes Chase correspondence and notes documenting her research on grasses in Brazil and Puerto Rico, c. 1924-1941, contains a copy of the itinerary of Carl von Martius's 1817-1820 exploring trip to Brazil. (Accession 06-208)
Mary Agnes Chase correspondence and notes documenting her research on grasses in Brazil and Puerto Rico, c. 1924-1941. (Acc. 06-208)
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Materials relate to preparations for her travel to Brazil and Puerto Rico. This includes a list of South American Panicum by group; a letter from T. A. Sprague to A. S. Hitchcock on discussing relevant decisions of the Cambridge Congress relating to Panicum; itinerary of Carl von Martius's 1817-1820 trip to Brazil; letter from P.H. Rolfs to Mary Agnes Chase with travel advice of Brazil; list of American grasses (including introduced species) wanted by the California Academy of Sciences; map of South America showing stations of inland South American Missionary Union; October 1931 brochure Inland South America; letter to Chase from Dr. N Feinbrun about publication reprints; and a letter to Chase from William R. Maxon relating to accessioned specimens.
Black Flame by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, translated by Anna Holmwood
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Smithsonian staff publications
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Winner of China's National Children's Literature Award, Black Flame is an engrossing, often heartstring-pulling adventure told from the point of view of a majestic, lion-like, blue-black Tibetan Mastiff. Two things kept going through my head as the pages turned swiftly: 1. the novel reads like an older child's version of Helen Manos' gorgeous picture book, Samsara Dog, except all the incarnations belong to a single pooch with one life to live; and 2. no child should go through life without a special pet (yes, we're finally welcoming a little hypoallergenic – achoos away! – kitty arriving home this month!). Kelsang loses his mother as a puppy and grows up the playmate of his Master's young son as he develops into an expert sheepherder. Two strangers appear one day, ply the Master with alcohol, and Kelsang finds himself taken away in chains to a city far from the grazing grasslands. He's made to brutally battle other dogs, finds temporary respite with an old painter who feeds him but barely notices him, is sold again to a greedy dealer who keeps him chained waiting for the highest bidder. Kelsang discovers his great strength, unfortunately in horribly violent situations; he watches other dogs die, some even of broken hearts. When he escapes once more, he happens upon two campers, one of whom is Han Ma, a kind young man who literally frees Kelsang from his chains of bondage. Han Ma proves to be the master Kelsang has been waiting for, but he will have to endure many more complications before the pair can be permanently united. For those unfamiliar with this part of the world (like me), Black Flame offers ample opportunity to learn about lifestyles unique to nomadic highlands and crowded cities, not to mention the magnificence of mastiffs. That Kelsang must face so many obstacles before he's finally granted contentment grows somewhat tedious before book's end, but his utter devotion and unconditional love for Han Ma is impossible to ignore, and unforgettable to behold. Having never seen a Tibetan Mastiff, I went looking for Google images and learned that the world's most expensive dog is believed to be ... what else, a Tibetan Mastiff (!), who at 11 months old sold for $1.5 million! That's not a typo! If the three-foot-tall, 180-pound "Big Splash" is anything like loyal Kelsang, he'll prove to be someone's priceless treasure indeed. Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult Published: 2005 (China), 2013 (Canada, United States) Continue reading →
Crustaceans and the biodiversity crisis : proceedings of the fourth International Crustacean Congress, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 20-24, 1998, vol. 1 / edited by Frederick R. Schram and J.C. von Vaupel Klein
International Crustacean Congress (4th : 1998 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Schram, Frederick R. 1943-
Vaupel Klein, J. C. von
v. <1-> : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
QL435.A1 I58 1998X
Vol. 2 titled: Biodiversity crisis and Crustacea
On the Cambrian diversity of Crustacea / Dieter Walossek -- The Cenozoic decapod crustacean fauna of southwest Japan / Hiroaki Karasawa -- The crustacean collection at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University / Adam J. Baldinger -- The crustacean collections of the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark / Torben Wolff -- Toward understanding the relationships of the peracaridan orders : the necessity of determining exact homologies / Les Watling -- Evolution of ovarian structure and oogenesis in maxillopodan crustaceans / K. Ikuta, T. Makioka -- New evidence on the basic phylogeny of the Cirripedia Thoracica / J.T. Høeg ... [et al.] -- The complement of Hox genes and their timing of expression in barnacles / Emmanuelle Mouchel-Vielh, Catherine Rigolot, Jean S. Deutsch -- Pads : highly functional cuticular structures in Cirripedia Thoracica / Waltraud Klepal, Daniela Gruber -- The external mantle morphology of burrowing barnacles of the families Lithoglyptidae and Cryptophialidae (Cirripedia, Acrothoracica) / G.A. Kolbasov -- Comparative morphology of the Balanidae (Cirripedia) : a primer to a phylogenetic analysis / Fabio Bettini Pitombo -- A preliminary assessment of the characters used in the definitions of the subfamilies at present included in the Scalpellidae Pilsbry, 1907 sensu Newman, 1996 (Cirripedia, Thoracica) / Paulo S. Young -- The puzzling appearance of specimens of a hydrothermal vent barnacle from the Manus Basin, Eochionelasmus ohtai Yamaguchi, 1990, when brought on deck of the R/V "Sonne" / W. Klepal, W.A. Newman, W. Tufar -- Scanning electron microscopy of Sparidicola lithognathi (Kensley & Grindley, 1973) (Copepoda, Siphonostomatoida) from Tunisia / Bouchra Benmansour, Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine -- Comparative analysis of the antennales of asterocherid females (Copepoda, Siphonostomatoida) - symbionts of marine invertebrates / V.N. Ivanenko -- Species composition and distribution of freshwater Calanoida and Cyclopoida (Copepoda) of Northeast Thailand / La-Orsri Sanoamuang -- Anklobrachius marajoensis gen. et sp. nov. (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Ergasilidae) described from male specimens taken in plankton samples from the Amazon River / Vernon E. Thatcher -- A cladistic analysis of the amphipod families Ochlesidae and Odiidae, with description of a new species and genus / Jørgen Berge, Wim Vader, Oliver Coleman -- Does the Streptocephalus vitreus-species group (Branchiopoda, Anostraca) reflect ongoing speciation? / Luc Brendonck, Michelle Hamer -- Differentiation of two cryptic Gammarus fossarum types in a contact area : morphology, habitat preference, and genetics / Jakob Müller ... [et al.] -- Coexisting Gammarus fossarum types (Amphipoda) in Central Europe : regular patterns of population dynamics and microdistribution / Christiane Stürzbecher, Jakob Müller, Alfred Seitz -- Limited gene flow among populations of New Zealand corophiid amphipods : evidence for cryptic speciation? / Kareen E. Schnabel, Ian D. Hogg, M. Ann Chapman -- Passive dispersal among fragmented habitats : the population genetic consequences for freshwater and estuarine amphipods / Ian D. Hogg, John M. Eadie, Yves de Lafontaine -- Description of a new inland prawn, Macrobrachium walvanense, from India (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) / G.B. Almelkar, D.R. Jalihal, K.N. Sankolli -- Structure and intraspecific variability of the control region mtDNA in the pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum (Decapoda, Penaeidae) / Michal Grabowski, Kenneth C. Stuck -- The western Atlantic shrimps of the genus Funchalia (Decapoda, Penaeidae) / Fernando D'Incao -- Epipontonia hainanensis, a new species of Pontoniinae (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Hainan Island, South China Sea / Xinzheng Li -- A user-friendly computer programme for the identification of penaeidean prawns along the state of Maharashtra (west coast of India) / D.I. Pathan, Shakuntala Shenoy, D.R. Jalihal -- Morphological characteristics of juvenile specimens of Aegla (Decapoda, Anomura, Aeglidae) / G. Bond-Buckup, A.P. Bueno, K.A. Keunecke -- Relationships within the stomatopod genus Eurysquilla / Valerie A. Cappola, Raymond B. Manning -- SEM carapace micro-morphology of the family Portunidae (Decapoda, Brachyura) : the genus Liocarcinus / N. Spanò, S. Giacobbe -- Phylogenetic relationships of the freshwater crabs of Lake Tanganyika (Decapoda, Brachyura) / Neil Cumberlidge, Richard von Sternberg -- The western Pacific brachyuran Hemigrapsus sanguineus (Grapsidae) in its new habitat along the Atlantic coast of the United States : feeding, cheliped morphology, and growth / John J. McDermott -- Importance of Corophium curvispinum G.O. Sars, 1895 (Amphipoda) in Lake Balaton (Hungary) : a colonization study / Ilona B. Musko, Anthony R. Russo -- Growth and production of Corophium curvispinum G.O. Sars, 1895 (Amphipoda), an invader in the Lower Rhine / S. Rajagopal ... [et al.] -- A review of the distribution of marine Talitridae (Amphipoda) in Ireland, including the results of a new survey of sandy beaches / Mark J. Costello, David McGrath, Chris Emblow -- Hyperiid amphipods as indicators of climate change in the California Current / Bertha E. Lavaniegos, Mark D. Ohman -- Global biodiversity in Mysidacea, with notes on the effects of human impact / Karl J. Wittmann -- Polypatric evolution of egg size among local populations of the palaemonid prawn Macrobrachium nipponense (De Haan, 1849) during colonization of inland waters / Kazuo Mashiko -- The systematics and distribution of Australian freshwater amphipods : a review / J.H. Bradbury -- Density, diversity, and community patterns of selected peracarid taxa (Malacostraca) in the Beagle Channel, South America / A. Brandt, U. Mühlenhardt-Siegel, A. Schmidt -- First record of the hyperbenthic calanoid copepod Metacalanus acutioperculum in the Mediterranean Sea / Marina Campolmi ... [et al.] -- The stomatopod fauna of the China seas / J.Y. Liu (Rui-Yu Liu), Yong-Liang Wang -- Species diversity of benthic crustaceans in the Varna and Burgas bays, Black Sea / Sonia T. Ouzounova -- Taxonomy and distribution of the family Hyalidae (Amphipoda, Talitroidea) on the Brazilian coast / Christiana S. Serejo -- The first find of Albunea carabus (Decapoda, Anomura) on the southern Sicilian coast (Strait of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea) / N. Spanò, P. Rinelli, S. Ragonese -- Comparing distribution patterns of shallow water and deep water decapod species in the Indo-Pacific (Crustacea, Decapoda) / V.A. Spiridonov, D.G. Zhadan -- The state of freshwater crab taxonomy in Indochina (Decapoda, Brachyura) / Darren C. Yeo, Peter K.L. Ng -- Amphipod biodiversity in the foliar stratum of shallow-water Posidonia oceanica beds in the Mediterranean Sea / Maria Beatrice Scipione -- Settlement and growth of barnacles, Balanus improvisus Darwin, 1854, in the brackish Noordzeekanaal, the Netherlands / M. van der Gaag ... [et al.] -- Size at the onset of sexual maturity in Chasmagnathus granulatus Dana, 1851 (Grapsidae, Sesarminae) : a critical overall view about the usual criteria for its determination / L.S. Lopez Greco, E.M. Rodriguez -- Fecundity of Hippolyte obliquimanus Dana, 1852 (Decapoda, Caridea, Hippolytidae) from the Ubatuba region, Brazil / Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto, Jussara Moretto Martinelli, Renata Biagi Garcia -- Aggression and competition in the surface water Cambarus (Decapoda, Cambaridae) crayfish species of Ontario, Canada : an overview / Radu Cornel Guiasu, David W. Dunham -- Shell utilization by the hermit crab Loxopagurus loxochelis (Diogenidae) in Ubatuba Bay, Brazil / Jussara Moretto Martinelli, Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto -- The use of straight microhabitats among deep-sea hermit crabs (Decapoda, Anomura, Parapaguridae) / D.G. Zhadan -- Some observations on crab megalopae on the Tungkang coast of Taiwan / Jin-Hua Cheng, Wen-Jou Chen, Tzyy-Ing Chen -- Larval development of seven species of Lucifer (Dendrobranchiata, Sergestoidea), with a key for the identification of their larval forms / Kazuyoshi Hashizume -- The larval development of the mud burrowing shrimp Callianassa sp. under laboratory conditions (Decapoda, Thalassinidea, Callianassidae) / Kooichi Konishi, Yasushi Fukuda, Rodolfo Quintana -- Heart-rate : is it a useful measure of cardiac performance in crustaceans? / Brian R. McMahon -- Physiological diversity and the colonization of land / Peter Greenaway -- Understanding biodiversity : the phenotype-history-ecology nexus / Alan A. Myers -- Experimentally induced mineral phase change and morphological aberrations in CaCO₅ statoliths of Mysidacea / A.P. Ariani ... [et al.] -- Irreversible eye damage in bresiliid vent shrimps caused by submersible lights / E. Gaten, P.J. Herring, P.M.J. Shelton -- An unusually isolated reflector for host bioluminescence on the second antenna of a lysianassoid (Amphipoda, Gammaridae) / Andrew Richard Parker -- The effects of hypo- and hyper-osmotic media on ammonia efflux rates and haemolymph constituent levels in the spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus / Silvia Gomez-Jimenez, Roger F. Uglow, Jorge Hernandez-Lopez -- Testicular activity in the shrimp Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816) / Salvatore Desantis ... [et al.] --
Control of digestive functions in shrimp. I, An inhibitor of trypsin activity in the hepatopancreas / Fernando L. Garcia-Carreño, Olimpia Carrillo, M. Angeles Navarrete del Toro -- Purification and some properties of lactate dehydrogenase from the shrimp, Palaemonetes varians (Leach, 1814) (Decapoda, Natantia) / Ewa Mulkiewicz, Edward F. Skorkowski -- Comparative studies on some properties of malic enzyme from Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba and the shrimp, Palaemonetes varians : temperature adaptation / Dorota Napierska, Edward F. Skorkowski -- Isolation and identification of one tachykinin- and three kinin-related peptides in the central nervous system of Penaeus vannamei / Julia Nieto ... [et al.] -- Identification of novel neuropeptides in the central nervous system of Penaeus vannamei / Liliane Schoofs ... [et al.] -- Subcellular localization of a seric lectin in haemocytes from Macrobrachium rosenbergii (Decapoda, Natantia) and its role in phagocytosis / Claudia Sierra ... [et al.] -- Characterization of haemocytes of the freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii (Decapoda, Natantia) by lectin histochemistry / Roberto Zenteno ... [et al.] -- Genome size and AT-DNA content in thirteen species of Decapoda / A.M. Deiana ... [et al.] -- Reproductive and genetic manipulation in the Chinese shrimp, Penaeus chinensis (Osbeck, 1765) / J.H. Xiang, L.H. Zhou, F.H. Li -- "Seedling" production and pond culture of hatchery-produced juveniles of the mud crab, Scylla oceanica Dana, 1852 / Jesse D. Ronquillo, Zandro V. Pura, Rex M. Traifalgar