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Fossil whale excavation site MPC 675

Collector:
Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile  Search this
Site Name:
Cerro Ballena
Taxonony:
Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti
Field Identifier:
MPC 675
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:dpo_3d_200020

Our Solar-Powered Evolution

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
video/x-m4v
Uploaded:
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Women in Science
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_af87ade78fb52edea153bfe9ecb04147

Researching the Frozen Abyss

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
video/x-m4v
Uploaded:
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Women in Science
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_ddea2f3ea3c4744392c0d7115583c7d5

Galilean Giovilabio

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 20 cm x 41 cm; 3 5/32 in x 7 7/8 in x 16 5/32 in
Object Name:
galilaean giovilabio
Credit Line:
Carolyn Mugar
ID Number:
PH.336360
Catalog number:
336360
Accession number:
1977.0878
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Time and Navigation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-eb34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1184676

Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950

Creator:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Subject:
Foster, Ben  Search this
White, Stanford  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore  Search this
Gellatly, John  Search this
Plunket, Jean Reasoner  Search this
Thayer, Gladys  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Meryman, Richard Sumner  Search this
Reasoner, David  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz  Search this
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Thayer, Mary  Search this
Emerson, Edward Waldo  Search this
Dow, Thomas Millie  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Sainsbury, Everton  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson  Search this
Thayer, Emma B.  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Camouflage (Biology)  Search this
Art and camouflage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209598
AAA_collcode_thayabbo
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209598
Online Media:

Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985

Creator:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Subject:
Mead, Margaret  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Entwhistle, Clive  Search this
Boghosian, Varujan  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Eames, Ray Kaiser  Search this
Burgess, Lowry  Search this
Burnham, Jack  Search this
Blee, Michael  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Ts?ai, Wen-ying  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley  Search this
Tange, Kenzo  Search this
Tovish, Harold  Search this
Nusberg, Lev  Search this
Lynch, Kevin  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Read, Herbert Edward  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Kowalski, Piotry  Search this
Kepes, Juliet  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Wolff, Robert Jay  Search this
Brazdys, Konslancija  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Wurster, William Wilson  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong),  Search this
Zvilna, Jekabs  Search this
Takis, Vassilakis  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall  Search this
Piene, Otto  Search this
Tacha, Athena  Search this
Egawa, Kazuhiko  Search this
Center for Advanced Visual Studies  Search this
Illinois Institute of Technology  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Saidenberg Gallery  Search this
Triennale di Milano  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
City planning  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Art  Search this
Times Square (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7252
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209402
AAA_collcode_kepegyor
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Architecture & Design
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209402

Martyl Langsdorf papers, 1918-1977

Creator:
Martyl, 1917-2013  Search this
Subject:
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Sequieros  Search this
Henle, Fritz  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Martyl  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Janson, H. W. (Horst Woldemar),  Search this
Lee, Doris  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Feingarten Galleries  Search this
Kovlar Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
St. Genevieve School of Art  Search this
University of Chicago.Oriental Institute  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9115
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211309
AAA_collcode_martyl
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211309

Edmund Snow Carpenter papers

Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Names:
De Menil, Adelaide  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980  Search this
Schuster, Carl, 1904-1969  Search this
Extent:
26.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Iglulik Eskimos  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Inuit--Canada  Search this
Inuit--Greenland  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Canada
Greenland
New Guinea (Territory)
Papua New Guinea
Date:
circa 1938-2011
Summary:
Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic as well as Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art. The Papers of Edmund Carpenter, circa 1938-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Edmund Carpenter, 1940-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art. Specific research projects and interests documented are: his 1950s fieldwork among the Aivilik Inuit in the Canadian Arctic as well as his studies into Inuit concepts of space, time, and geography; his partnership and collaboration with media theorist Marshall McLuhan and his ethnographic studies of Papua New Guinean tribal communities; his early-career archaeological digs at Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) burial mounds in Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, as well as later archaeological interest in Arctic peoples, Siberia, and the Norwegian artifact dubbed the "Norse Penny"; his reflections on the disciplines of anthropology and media studies; his editing and completion of the work of art historian Carl Schuster at the Museum der Kulturen (Museum of Ethnology) in Basel, Switzerland; his editing of The Story of Comock the Eskimo, as told to Robert Flaherty; and his museum exhibitions compiled on the topics of surrealist and tribal art. The collection also documents Carpenter's correspondence with fellow scholars, ethnographers, filmmakers, and colleagues; his published writings; and elements of his personal life, such as obituaries and personal photographs.

Materials in this collection include artifact and burial records; correspondence; drawings and illustrations; essays; interviews and oral histories; inventories and catalogues; manuscripts and drafts, and fragments of drafts; maps; memoranda and meeting minutes; notes, notebooks, and data analysis; obituaries and memorials; photographic prints, slides, and negatives, including personal photographs and portraits; proposals and plans for museum exhibits; reports; resumes and bibliographies; reviews; and sound recordings on CD-Rs and audio cassettes. Additional materials include books and book chapters; journal copies and journal excerpts; magazine, newspaper, and article clippings and excerpts; museum and gallery catalogues, brochures, and guides; pamphlets; and reprints. A portion of the material collected here consist of consolidated research into specific topics, gathered from archival repositories, museums, correspondence, and published works. This material consists of research reprints and archival reference photocopies and photographic prints from various repositories.

Items worthy of special mention in this collection include: annotated draft chapters from Marshall McLuhan's seminal work on media theory, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (Series 2); a 1957 letter from e. e. cummings to Carpenter, written in verse (Series 3); an undated thank-you note addressed to "Sadie" from Helen Keller (Series 3); and a transcript of an interview of Carpenter by his former student, Harald Prins (Series 2).

Audiovisual material in this collection is currently undergoing processing.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into the following 7 series:

Series 1. Fieldwork and drafts, 1940-2011 (bulk 1940-1959)

Series 2. Research and project files, 1940-2011

Series 3. Correspondence, circa 1938-2011

Series 4. Publications and lectures, circa 1942-circa 2006

Series 5. Personal, 1942-2011

Series 6. Film and visual material (in-process)

Series 7. Writings by others, 1960-2009, undated
Biographical Note:
Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic and Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art.

Born in 1922 in Rochester, New York, Edmund (nicknamed "Ted") Carpenter served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 under Frank Speck for work on Iroquoian prehistoric archaeology. Carpenter began teaching at the University of Toronto in 1948 while simultaneously working as a programmer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In the 1950s, he undertook fieldwork in the Canadian Arctic among the Aivilik (an Inuit Igloolik subgroup). This fieldwork resulted in several publications in the field of cultural anthropology, including Time/Space Concepts of the Aivilik (1955), Anerca (1959), and Eskimo (1959, republished as Eskimo Realities in 1973).

Also in the 1950s, Carpenter began a working relationship with media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Together, they received a Ford Foundation grant (1953-1955) for an interdisciplinary media research project into the impact of mass communications and mass media on culture change. Carpenter and McLuhan's partnership resulted in the Seminar on Culture and Communication (1953-1959) and the journal series Explorations. In 1957, Carpenter was the founding chair in the interdisciplinary program "Anthropology and Art" at San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge). There, he collaborated with Bess Lomax Hawes and other colleagues in the production of several ethnographic films, including Georgia Sea Island Singers about Gullah (or Geechee) songs and dances. During this period, Carpenter worked with McLuhan on the latter's seminal book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964). The article published as "Fashion is Language" in Harper's Bazaar under McLuhan's name (1968) was actually written by Carpenter. It was later published in book form under Carpenter's name, with the title They Became What They Beheld (1970).

In 1969, Carpenter took a research professorship at the University of Papua and New Guinea sponsored by the government of Australia. Alongside photographer Adelaide De Menil (whom he would later marry), he applied many of the ideas about media literacy and culture change to indigenous communities of Papua New Guinea. These activities led to developments in the field of media ecology, as well as the publication of Carpenter's best-known work, Oh, What a Blow the Phantom Gave Me! (1976).

Carpenter taught intermittently at various universities throughout his career, including Fordham University, the University of California-Santa Cruz, Adelphi University, Harvard University's Center for Visual Anthropology, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. He spent eight years associated with the Museum of Ethnology in Basel, Switzerland (1973-1981), editing art historian Carl Schuster's research.

In addition to his teaching and research, Carpenter, with his wife Adelaide De Menil, collected tribal art, eventually amassing the largest private collection of Paleo-Eskimo art in the United States. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Carpenter curated various exhibitions on art and visual culture, including the Menil Collection's Witness to a Surrealist Vision and the Musée du Quai Branly's Upside Down (later reconstructed at the Menil Collection). In later years, Carpenter resumed his archaeological interest in Arctic peoples, researching and collaborating on the Zhokhov Island Mesolithic site in the Russian Arctic with Russian scientists from the Institute for the History of Material Culture and archaeologists from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Carpenter died on July 1, 2011 at his home in New York.

Sources consulted:

"Edmund Snow Carpenter." https://edmundsnowcarpenter.com/about

Grimes, William. "Edmund Carpenter, Archaeologist and Anthropologist, Dies at 88." The New York Times. 2011 July 7. https://www.nytimes.com

Prins, Harald E. L. and John Bishop. "Edmund Carpenter: Explorations in Media and Anthropology." Visual Anthropology Review 17:2 (Fall-Winter 2001-2002): 110-140.

Chronology

1922 September 2 -- Born in Rochester, New York

circa 1940-1941 -- Archaeological field work, Sugar Run mounds, Pennsylvania

1942-1946 -- Served in the United States Marine Corps

1948-1957 -- Anthropology Department, University of Toronto

circa 1950 -- Began work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

1950 -- Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (Anthropology)

1950s -- Fieldwork among the Aivilik Inuit

1953-1959 -- Ran the Seminar on Culture and Communication with Marshall McLuhan

1957-1967 -- "Anthropology and Art" program at San Fernando Valley State College (California State University, Northridge)

1967-1968 -- Schwitzer Chair, Fordham University (with Marshall McLuhan)

1968-1969 -- Carnegie Chair in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

1969-1970 -- Research Professor, University of Papua and New Guinea

1973-1981 -- Associated with the Museum of Ethnology in Basel, Switzerland for Carl Schuster papers project

circa 1989-2005 -- Collaboration regarding Zhokov Island archaeological site

2011 July 1 -- Died in East Hampton, New York
Separated Materials:
Film and video recordings are retained by the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA) as the Edmund Carpenter-Adelaide de Menil Collection (HSFA 2004-04). Once processing is complete, they will be described in the following finding aid in Series 6.
Provenance:
The Edmund Snow Carpenter papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives in 2017 by Adelaide de Menil on behalf of the Rock Foundation.
Restrictions:
The Edmund Snow Carpenter papers are open for research.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

Digital media in the collection is restricted for preservation reasons.

Access to the Edmund Snow Carpenter papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Ethnographic films  Search this
Indigenous art  Search this
Inuit art  Search this
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Paleo-Eskimos  Search this
Visual anthropology  Search this
Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2017-27
Online Media:

Wild Horse Conservation in Mongolia

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2019-07-31T17:39:53Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianGlobal
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGlobal
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_--TEve8sH8g

Living on the Edge: Mangroves

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Smithsonian TMON  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-09-07T15:29:21Z
Topic:
Natural History;Marine biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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MarineGeo
YouTube Channel:
MarineGeo
Data Source:
Smithsonian TMON
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_5ssJzKB6iEA

Here to Career Webinar: Meet the Conservators

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2020-04-02T23:20:43Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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OFI_Smithsonian
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OFI_Smithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_9ETnKcal98M

Interview with a Smithsonian Scientist: Dr. Cari

Creator:
Smithsonian Science Education Center  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-06-06T19:48:55Z
Topic:
Education;Science  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianScienceEdCenter
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianScienceEdCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Science Education Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_A3lXmFYbvzA

Hannibal Bank Expedition Video

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-03-16T17:09:50Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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TheSmithsonianPanama
YouTube Channel:
TheSmithsonianPanama
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_C9wi2OoI20k

Zoom Seminar Series: Ecology and Behavior of Bats

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2020-05-21T19:27:44Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
TheSmithsonianPanama
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_D7edf_1Ip3o

Smithsonian Education (English) [Full-length]

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Smithsonian Science Education Center  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-11-20T21:17:03Z
Topic:
Education;Science  Search this
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
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SmithsonianScienceEdCenter
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianScienceEdCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Science Education Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_De_PAxYqrBg

Explore Smithsonian: How Can We Know About the Reproductive Cycle of an Animal by Its Poop?

Creator:
Smithsonian Science Education Center  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-06-07T16:46:19Z
Topic:
Education;Science  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianScienceEdCenter
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianScienceEdCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Science Education Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_E6sgKNoYqYM

Carbon in our Seas: Measuring Ocean Acidification

Creator:
Smithsonian TMON  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-09-02T14:58:42Z
Topic:
Natural History;Marine biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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MarineGeo
YouTube Channel:
MarineGeo
Data Source:
Smithsonian TMON
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_J_hstM3bDQU

How Can We Use a Model to Figure Out What Caused the Stick's Shadow Pattern?

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Smithsonian Science Education Center  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2020-04-17T13:00:35Z
Topic:
Education;Science  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianScienceEdCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Science Education Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_awvaVy2Y6Mc

Barro Colorado: A behind the Scences Look at the Science & Scientists of the Island

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2010-10-28T16:59:35Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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TheSmithsonianPanama
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TheSmithsonianPanama
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eFXaej1ol3U

Fish ID Guide App. Free on iTunes

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2012-02-14T20:43:09Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
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Science & Technology  Search this
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TheSmithsonianPanama
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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edanmdm:yt_fiI7NV9lRs0

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