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1976
April
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle: Secretary Ripley recalls how Smithsonian Institution has worked to eocompass the achievement of American art, Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, John D. Rockefeller 3rd's personal and distinctive American art collection makes debut in San Francisco, New York 1924: the City itself and Madison Square Garden, the setting for a Democratic disaster, Green Wood, fashionable cemetery with a view, is as near to paradise as one can get in Broklyn, N.Y., Novelist and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter's crusade to portray spirit of the Limberlost, The ups and downs of Deep Scattering Layers in the open ocean - almost invisible but teeming with exotic fish, Lure of discovery for Argonauts, Renaissance man, astronauts, Thirst is not the only hazard Bushman herders encounter in dramatic cattle trek across the Kalahari Desert, Misericords - naughty notions in holy places, Old-time pickin' and playing - down-home Virginia traditions kept alive by a famous music family, New interest in an old folk art, weathervanes
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1976
May
Table of Contents - The view from the castle, Phenomena, comments and notes by James K. Page Jr., Letters to the Editor, Picture Credits, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, 1876, its artifacts and attitudes, returns to life at the Smithsonian - evoking Philadelphia's great Centennial exhibition of Victorian wonders., Water Lillies: they delight the senses the world over, and their pads, seeds and flowers are eaten., Discovery of Lindbergh's "lost" barnstorming buddy who recalls carefree life of an itinerant aviator., An ancient Indian village where archaeologists find an avalance made time stand still 500 years ago., Bugs bit what bullets by0assed in bygone battles., Giant tortoises do almost too well on an Indian Ocean atoll, where they affect the vegetation and their own future., Immigrant artists: who they were and what they did in 100 years of creating a world art in America., Tinkle, clink and ping: an inderwater band
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1976
July
Table of Contents - Smithsonian presents a special issue to celebrate the beginning of America's third century, The pendulum swings as it becomes more apparent that American's can cross at least one more river, The United States can keep its own economic growth and continue to lead the world - if it wishes, Perhaps the answer is to think small as our industrial society searches for "appropriate technologies". Franklin and Jefferson return as ghosts in the 20th century., Unfortunately, we must decide which species will share our rapidly depleting planet and which will disappear., Einstein's of the future probably will not find the freedom of the past in scientific research laboratories., Never before has humankind had to face the problems of feeding so many people with so little food., So you think that television is hot stuff? Just wait and see what's coming your way., Predictive medicine, not far off, is expected to place more of our health care in our own hands., Plutonium - the "free" answer to our energy crisis or an invitation to a possible catastrophe., Urban renewel in Atlanta is working because more power is being given to the neighborhood citizens., By tapping the inner resources of the individual, new opportunities will open up for the "underdeveloped" Americas.
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1976
August
Table of Contents - Not-altogether quixitoc confrontation with USSR whale killers., After centuries of neglect, India is restoring the eerily lovely painted caves of Ajanta., The Morgan horse - brave, unchanging, all-purpose breed - is more popular than ever in the United States., A new look in maps, called "Geo-Art." brings out patterns of plate tectonics in a continuous ocean., "1776" The British Story of the American Revolution", is England's way of retelling history with a show of affection for today's bonds between our nation., New England's way of life still shapes Lincoln, Massachusetts, a historic town dating back to 1754., Rare drawings by Michelangelo, found in a junk filled storeroom of the Medici Chapel, excite the art world., "The Right to Dessent" a teen-age prize-winning ewssay in the Wells Fargo Bank Smithsonian competition.
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1976
October
Table of Contents - The View From The Castle: Secretary Ripley's Comments, Phenomena, Comment and Notes by Edwards Park, Letters To The Editor, Around The Mall and Beyond by Edwards Park, The "Fixed" Life Span of Humans is Neigher Absolute Nor Immutable - We May Learn to Live for Centuries, The Classic Family Drama with Humor and Sensitivity in Preston Johes' Texas Trilogy, An Early Journey on the Wild Missouri by a Royal Naturalist and a Great Painter Inspired a Year-Long Record of Plains Indians Life, Customs and Combat, How a Post Office Can Become the Heart of a Village, Neon, Smithsonian Finds, is a Dazzling Thing to Collect, A Comprehensive Exhibition of Art by Blacks, Developed From the Days of Slavery, Starts a Cross-Country Tour, Armed With a Smash-Hit International CIrcus, Spain's Nation of Boys Sets Out to Conquer the World, A Recent Survey of Asian Wildlife Indicates the Best Hope for the Endangered may be Zoolike Refuges, John Stevens, the Genius who Built the First U.S. Steam Carriage, Worked to devise a new transport system, Bloomers and blouses,plus waving alpenstocks, Sequel: Rescue of the ancient temple of Borobudur, The strange adventures of Lafayette's stolen watch
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1976
November
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments., Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page jr., Picture credits., Letters to the Editor., Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park., Largest selection of King 'Tit's treasures ever' to leave Egypt will travel coast to coast for two-and=a-half years., Sin reigned at the First Ward Ball while "Bathhouse" John and "Hinky Dink" got rich and controlled a political jungle., Men of the ranks, not the generals, made the difference at Agincourt - a classic case of what happens in chaos of war., The exhibition opening at Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Museum rivals Dadaists of the Twenties in fun and dazzle., Rituals of Bali appease demons of an unseen world with food and wine, while masks scare away evil spirits., Trick pistols shed new light on famed Burr-Hamilton duel., British scholar Joseph Needham's multivolume history of Chinese science may rank among world's most important., Chirp, rattle, dart and glitter - at exotic Insect Zoo., A rebel officer's revenge in spades against the Union Navy., It's all relative when you travel faster than light., Birds can be beautiful, but a million uninvited guests can spoil your whole winter - and create some hard choices., Antique baby carriages., Why Pilgrims left Holland for America
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1976
December
Table of Contents - The view from the castle: Secretary Ripley's comments., Letters to the Editor., Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park., Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page jr., Picture Credits., The Army Corps of Engineers secures allies and acquires enemies - but dig they must (first of two parts)., Lighthearted view of serious air history by Robert Osborn, whose cartoons may have saved many a Navy pilot., The fuel crisis, largely forgotten, that chilled us in 1918., America's own version of Matisse and / or Picasso: Calder., Why not get a water buffalo instead of a tractor - it provides cheese, lots of love and meat for the family., King Kong Kudzu - once considered a savior - now a menace to the South., Artist Robert Sivard re-creates for us the buildings and personalities that once enriched Washington., Tribute to an explorer lost in Labrador - Anne Abraham., Authentic miniature sleighs - all but the jingle bells.
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1977
January
Table of Contents - The view from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page, Picture Credits, The Supreme Court: the first of a two-part series describing what goes on behind the scenes at the summit of judicial power in the United States, The American Paintings of Charles Lang Freer, better known for his Asian collection, A one-man effort helps to save the Bambilike vicuna with the world's silkiest hair, from extinction, A mangrove island saved from bulldozers by the Army Corps of Engineers - a surprise to friend and foe, A first-hand report on how the Chinese preserve Tibetan Buddhist monasteres - after they've destroyed their beliefs and scattered their inhabitants, How James Thurber - cartoonist, mimic and playwright - finally got his "act-wish" and went onstage, The fascination of limb regeneration: if a newt can regrow an appendage, maybe humans can too, Inauguration was no big deal at first, but succeeding Presidents have put their imprints on the festivities
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1977
February
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page Jr., Picture credits, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, Fishing industry and scientists are hard put to find ways in which the antic, lovable and intelligent porpoise can be freed, uninjured, from tuna seiners' netrs., Sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon labored long and hard to give the nation its favorite statue, Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Memorial., Aurora borealis, the greatest light show on Earth, may help explain climatic changes, the ozone shield., The risible, visible sculptures of les Lalanne amuse us with heads which are houses, hippo bathtubs, donkey-backed desks, ostrich bars and landscaped women., How Justices run "nine little law firms" at the Supreme Court, disagree without being disagreeable., The prodigious Nikolaus Pevsner, having completed his 46-volume The Buildings of England, wants to prod someone into doing the same for American architecture., Climbing Chilkott Pass to the Klondike was a fearful ordeal for the 30,000 gold rushers who survived it in 1897-98, as it was for four modern adventurers., Lawrence Angel, "Bone Man" of the Smithsonian, enjoys digging up preclassical Greece, identifying a murder victim, or probing ancient and modern demography., Reclusive, aristocratic Walter Inglis Anderson spent years illustrating Pope;s translation of Homer., Symbiosis runs wild in a Lilliputian "forest" growing on the backs of high-living weevils in New Guinea.
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1977
March
Table of Contents - The view from the castle: Secretary Ripley's comments., Letters to the Editor., Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park., Picture Credits., Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page jr., Gerald van der Kemp, a commoner with a lordly air, is bringing Versailles back to its days of glory., How American farmers, with their horse and steam powered machines, became specialists - in cash and debt., In their primate behavorial center, the Lindberghs liberate monkeys from constraints and find they tend to become gourmands, high livers and wary friends., The art of David Smith, one of America's greatest sculptors, is best displayed in the open air., American scientists, investigating African culture in South America, find "Bush Negroes" still carry on the traditions of their rebel ancestors., The rail is a bird that is loath to fly - yet it has roamed the Earth and adapts everywhere., But yes, we had bananas - coming out of our ears., If you look hard, cycles are all over and recognizing them can make our world less random and more predictable., Pansuited pioneer of woman's liberationists, Dr. Mary Walker was the first and only female to win the Medal of Honor.
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1977
April
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Pnenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page Jr., Picture Credits, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beond by Edwards Park, Majorobservatories in Chile, sweeping the southern skies, may settle some cosmic controversaries and determine for Man the outer limits of the universe, American students, spending a semester in Greece or Kenya, get a new view of the world and themselves, Clover and Henry Adams - a most unusual love story, "Tulipomania" was not a Dutch treat to burghers whose feverish gambling almost ruined Holland's economy, The gemstone jade is a mystery 4,000 years old and true identification is still a problem for science, The frentic life forms the flourish in suburban lawns, A triumph of style: Sir John Soane's home and collections, Ghost images of Kirlian photography puzzle experts, A young American with roots in China describes first encounter with relatives in his family's homeland, A new age of airships - safe and comfortable - may dawn
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1977
May
Table of Contents - The view from the castleL Secretary Ripley's comments, Letters to the Editor, Picture credits, Phenomena, comments and notes by James K. Page jr., Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, Complex shuttle, a hybrid of plane and rocket, ushers in new era of routine service for satellites, manned labs, Burgeoning cult of wild plant foragers courts disaster in not knowing what is palatable and what is poisonous, Far West's 20th-century art, some 270 works by 199 California artists, comes to East Coast for the first time, Rochambeau's army marched to Yorktown to help us win the Revolution and on the way acquired frogs, friends and an intimate knowledge of our country, Part Picasso and part Red Baron, a flying professor finds beauty with his camera in desert and dump, A great collection of tiny artistry - how it was made, Discovering ancient treasure in "Caves of 1,000 Buddhas", Film studies of a Papua New Guinea hunting-gathering culture show remarkable child-rearing practices, For years biologists have used concept of maximum sustainable yield to set kill quotas but it proves at best only a rule of thumb
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1977
June
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle, Around the Mall and Beyond, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, Picture Credits, Desertification, a worldwide Problem, creates grim beauty but threatens crucial cropland, Rich and Rugged Thracian Life is Reflected in Glittering Objects at Metropolitan Museum, on loan from Bulgaria, Amid hue and cry over "creating" life, a writer spends 95 days in a recombinant DNA laboratory, After ten years and many misgivings, London's National Theatre is running full blast - and almost SRO, A living fossil, the nautilus, glides through the ages, Recent arrivals in the front rank of great collectors - the Burkes, and their wide-ranging Japanese art., Massachusetts' Trustees of Reservation enjoys deserved reputation as a staunch guargian of Yankee heritage., How did an Indian chief really look? An unusual Smithsonian exhibition addresses this question., Historical goodies crammed in old camelback trunks
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1977
July
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments., Letters to the Editor., Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page jr., Photographer Mathew Brady (and his staff) collected vast, visual reminiscence of Victorian America, highlighted by pictures of Lincoln and the Civil War., Controls on male fertility now seem within our reach., Yaddo and MacDowell, lovely and private enclaves, where creativve people are tyrannized only by art., A wall-sized history of the Russian Revolution., Attempts to rescue the strange relics of the still puzzling Indus culture have high international priority., A one-man show for Ambroise Vollard, who became the top art dealer in Paris and displayed the best of his age., To get from here to there a pleasant way, take a ferry., Women finally break into government jobs in the 1800's, but the pay is poor, the jobs menial and men hostile., Around the Mall and beyond by Edward Park
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1977
August
Table of Contents - The view from the castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page jr., The stunning new national Pompidou center is clearly the rage, literally, and the delight of Paris, A second Coal Age promises to slow our dependence on imported oil, but the rules this time will be different, Expatriate life in decadent Rome: it beats home, Roller coaster: king of the park, An African village on Capitol Hill, Hold still - don't move a muscle: you're on Mathey Brady's camera! (second of two parts), Admiral Beaufort charted coasts for the world's ships, The Woodrow Wilson International Center immerses scholars in a special think tank at the Smithsonian, Waste no pity upon these foxes, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park
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1977
September
Table of Contents - The view from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, Phenomena, comment and notes by James K. Page Jr., Letters to the Editor, Youthful as rivers go, the Mackenzie - and its surprising counterpart, the Amazon - is vital to the Earth's biosphere, influencing climate, fisheries, wildlife and ocean currents. This is the first ot two parts., Western art reveals the love, admiration, and even fear Man has felt toward animals throughout the ages., Joan Mondale's interest in the arts enlivens the Vice President's spacious home on Observatory hill., The joyous cut-paper creations of Henri Matisse's indomitable last years continue to delight us., Learning to "think small" about dams could nearly double the hydropower capacity of the United States., The Rockefeller Archive Center houses a wealth of family and philanthropic records - and much more., No schools, no TV, but two youngsters learn rapidly in their impromptu "classrooms", afloat and ashore., American luthiers have been plying their trade of violin making since early in the 19th century., On the trail of Tonto and kemo sabe, anthropologist encounters Spanish, Algonquian and, finally, Tewa.
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1977
October
Table of Contents - The view from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, comments and notes by James K. Page Jr., Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, Solar vells, those silicon wafers that generate electricity almost by magic, find down-to-earth use., Celebrating the Rubens Year, 400th Anniversary of the birth of a master of baroque painting., The dreaded fever tick crashes a helicopter roundup of cattle in the Texas border country., The glorious Book of Kells comes from Dublin to be seen in U.S. cities for the first time., Seven teen-age math prodigies take off from Johns Hopkins on the way to advanced degrees., Elihu Yale was a rascal, but his tasteful treasures saved a struggling American college., The ancient Amazon river basin, vital to the biosphere, faces threat of ruin at the ingenious, exploitive hand of Man (second of two parts)., "Splendors of Nature", an exhibition devoted to sheer beauty, opens at the Smithsonian., John Bartram, self-taught Colonial botanist, filled European gardens with his American finds., Radical feminist Victoria Woodhull, comely free-love advocate, was a Presidential candidate in 1872., Preview of the tenth Folklife Festival.
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1977
November
Table of Contents - The view from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments., Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park., Letters to the Editor., Phenomena, comments and notes by James K. Page Jr., Venice is not necessarily doomed but to save her efforts will have to be better than in the past., The scion of a fabled archaeological family challenges the Lorenzian view on territoriality and aggression and claims ouor culturen not our genes, makes us killers., Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt presents a rich and choice exhibition - then titillates the viewer with games and illusions., A man's obsession led him to capture the hidden world of insect life in a prize-winning documentary that took ten years to make and a lifetime's savings., It is always hot-spring time in the Rockies, where spas of the volcanic West offer large portions of fun., Beyond black holes lies a wonderland of scientific fantasy about a mysterious reverse concept - white holes., "The Animal in Art", World Wildlife international exhibits show Man's kinship with the beasts., A gasworks, reborn as a city park, transforms a hunk of junk into a happy place for Seattle's young and old., Horatio Alger jr and his immortal success-story myth, A photographer's recess from culture, A schlor finds out what it was like to ride the rods with Pittsburgh Phil and other hoboes.,
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1977
December
Table of Contents - The Vieww from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Phenomena, comments andnotes by James K. Page Jr., Picture Credits, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, The struggle in Alaska between conservationists and developers for the biggest stakes yet, A suppressed "Alice" episode emerges after 107 years, complete with the actual proofs and Carroll's corrections, The not-so-fast-frozen mammoths, including an intact baby, which are being recovered from the permafrost of Siberia, Birch trees, etheral and indomitable, offer Man the joy of their beauty - and have scorres of uses, Despite "ignorance, lust for wealth...desecration," Peruvian treasures survive and start tour of United States, Industrial revolution out in space promises advances in pharmaceutical and metallurigical technologies, The baffling status of controversial Soviet artist Glazuov, including his mammoth 20th-century potpourri, This way out of our jumbled jungle of signs: Smithsonian's directions were inspired by Mexican Olympic games, You can thank Louis Prang for the Christmas card headache
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1978
January
Table of Contents - The ice ages may return, but we expect to have a few thousand years to get ready for them., Still comtroversial after seven years, New York City's World Trade Center is getting a lived-in feeling., Pheena, the finback whale, is one of a kind; a ton of fiber glass and steel, 50 feet long, most instructive., What comes naturally to the artist Michael Singer is using nature's materials - out-of-doors., A new window opens on the Renaissance : scholars rediscover Pope Clement XI's library in Washington., Those mighty orchestralike fairground organic a French collector has at least 30 of them., Microscopes reveal more mysterious things than fish in the familiar ecosystems of self-contained ponds., Hail to 14 forgotten Chiefs! They were Presidents of our country before George Washington.
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1978
June
Table of Contents - The View From the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Picture Credits, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comment and Notes; A majestic display, the Beth Hatefutsoth museum in Tel Aviv, chronicles the scattering of the Jews to all parts of the world from A.D. 70 on - the Diaspora; National Gallery's new building, a sculpture in itself, melds soaring spaces, vistas and intimate galleries; And the most spectaccular of six opening shows is the loan of Dresden's great art treasures; Peptides, chemicals manufactured by our brains, may affect how we feel, behave, react and remember; In Spain, conservationists and officials join forces to preserve Donana National Park and its wildlife; Living like Iron Age Celts - farming, shearing, butchering and weaving - suited 15 Britons just fine; Henry Ford and three friends set out to rough it - with chauffeurs, chefs and other servants; Community trusts furnish landless people with farms; Book Reviews; Additional Reading, Summer Events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Tours, How Lava from Vesuvius flowed to a Boston Museum
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1978
July
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes, Picture Credits, Huge new radio telescope array extends Man's celestial vision and may tell us how the universe was created., After a long and bitter battle, a clear victory protects redwods and new jobs are promised for loggers., Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts, after its wanderings over 149-year span, celebrates tenth anniversary in a grand home of its own., Gorilla mothers, who mistreat their young in isolation but not in groups, may provide a lesson for humans., Botanical Garden's "Crystal Palace" is reborn in Bronx through the generosity of one philanthropist., John Quinn collected art and bohemians and recognized great writers and painters when they were still hungry., A Smithsonian scientist and his team relive an ancient kill that could double length Man's presence in America.
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1978
August
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes, Scientists, in a Smithsonian promect in Nepal, use tranquilizers and techniques of radio tracking to learn how much room endangered tigers require to survive., In one bucolic but tension-filled weekend, canditates for White House Fellowships go before high-level judges - leaving 15 happy winners, 17 disappointed losers., "Capability" Brown, a landscaping genius of the 18th century, molded lakes and lawns for England's lords., "Echoes of Drums", Museum of the American Indian's most comprehensive exhibition, opens this month., Microscopy, as an all-consuming hobby, offers the nonprofessional a chance to contribute to real science., The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, showing its own fine collection, joins international celebrations in honor of sculpture Henry Moore on his eightieth birthday., Bronze Age underground tombs in Jordan offer evidence of cultural and biological changes in town of Bab edth-Dhra., Incredible odyssey of a visionary Victorian peddler.
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1978
November
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, comment and notes, Around the Mall and beyond, Modern bioengineers reinvent human anatomy with spare parts., Dallas, like most U.S. cities, contrasts glitter with squalor., Some tall rails: the remarkable lemurs of Madagascar., Polygraph studies of people with sleep disorders may help us understand the brain's output of nocturnal messages., Fame came too late to eccentric painter Louis Eilshemius., The elegies and enigmas of the romantic: Pere-Lachaise., Calling the roll of the world's vanishing plants., James Gordon Bennet, publisher-playboy, led the world on a merry chase whether afloat, aloft or awash., The brush of the masters: drawings from Iran and Iraq., Smithsonian's new Maritime Hall - a breath of sea air., Henry Thoreau a woman-hater? Well, not really., Ogopogo, Canada's lake monster: oft seen, never snared.
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1979
October
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle: Senator Ripley's Comments, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, Comments and Notes, Around the Mall and Beyond, The Great Depression changed American art, as exhibitions at two Smithsonian museums show, with relevance for today, An appreciation for his favorite bird by a man who has been known to refer to himself as "King Penguin", Teams in Maine and elsewhere measure oil spill damage, along with chances of ecological recovery, In Vienna, Baroque is not just a style - it's a way of life, Solving some hard math problems can take ceuturies, The elegant art of John Singer Sargent, long held in mild disdain, is revealed afresh in Detroit exhibition.), Don't throw stones at glasshouses - they may be the only hope for some of the world's endangered plants, Smoking out the secrets of India's mysterious "snakers", A great collection of books chronicling the history of science is given to Smithsonian by Dr. Bern Dibner, Aside or astride? How should ladies ride?, You haven't seen neon until you've seen it in the USSR, There never was another team like the Old Orioles, Book reviews, Additional reading, Picture credits, October events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian tours, Seek perfection where angels should fear to tread
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1979
November
Table of Contents - Risen from underground duty, some 7,500 life-size pottery soldiers and horses of China's first unifier, the Emperor of Qin, are an archaeological wonder.( Few facts go unchallenged as Newfoundlanders and conservationists continue battle over seal killing., Robert Osborn points a finger of scorn at our wastrels., National Gallery opens U.S. tour of riches from art collection of Baron Thyssen Bornemisza., What became of that effortless world we were to have., Search for rare macaque engages scientists in India., Museum of Modern Art surveys avant-garde of 1920s., Map shows us our planet's oceans are one., Student's at Sterling Institute pay to suffer., Cooper-Hewitt mounts mammoth show of objects gleamed from each of the Smithsonian's museum., Libraries are striving to thwart wily thieves., World's first solar villages reserve judgements., Hungary's reaction to a regained relic, St. Stephen's crown., Widowed Dolly Madison retained her style - and debts.
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1980
April
Table of Contents - The Library of Congress can't hold all of Man's knowledge - but it tries, as it acquires a new $160-million annex, Scientist helps stir new movement for a "animal rights' that works for more humane conditions and farms and in labs., Masterworks of China's Bronze Age, one of the richest archaeological exhibitions every assembled, begin U.S. tour., Working at astonishing levels of accuracy, physicists prepare to test Einstein's general relativity theory., Over a span of 30 years, an American family records the disappearing culture of the Kalahari Bushmen., Eclipse watchers chase moon's shadow across the skies, The Hirshhorn mounts a celebratory restropective surveying the art of Joan Miro, who is still lively at 87., Sri Lanka moves prized elephants out of harm's way in an effort to find a balance between farms and wildlife., Nation's Attic dusts off objects for Smithsonian show., Biologist Lewis Thomas speculates on Mysteries of nature, urging us to a more active sense of "endless wonderment".
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1980
May
Table of Contents - The view from the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, coment and notes, Picture credits, Around the Mall and beyond, Sharp disagreement divides those seeking a solution to the danger of collision in the crowded skies., Loathsome outcasts or gilded prizes, carp stir emotions - and now they may help to clean up our canals., In a gleaming new showplace, Corning Museum of Glass will open an exhibit of its superb collection., A Dartmouth professor's manic methods help to close the language gap prevalent among U.S. college students., Words of praise - and caution - about wild mushrooms., A sumptuous exhibition, "The American Renaissance, 1876-1917" invites a reappraisal of our Gilded Age., Our old patriots' remains don't get to rest in peace., Little by little, the Arabian oryx is returning home., A grandson tells saga of Admiral Peary's four-year struggle to get the world's largest metrorite out of Greenland., Edward Link, a creative engineer of air and ocean, wins Lindbergh Award for his long list of inventions.
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1980
July
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Letters to the Editor, Picture Credits, Phenomena, Comments and Notes by James K. Page Jr., Around the Mall and Beyond, Mexico's Revolutiony Leaders Battled each other on the Painful Path to Constitutional Democracy, Calouste Gullbenkian Remains a Man of Mystery Who Bequeathed Riches and Priceless Art to the Public., Mt. St. Helens Awesome Volconic Eruption Proves us still Vulnerable to Titanic Natural Force., Sports Scientists Probe Athletes' Muscles, Minds and Motions in pursuit of Supreme Performance., World's Smallest Angler Happens to be a Spider., Fireworks Spectaculars are still Dazzling the Crowds, Just as they did in the 14th Century., Japan's Prized Hot-Spring 'Hells" at Reppu are ancient fonts of health and modern wells of energy., In a Nepalese village, memories of man-eating tigers are stirred by a schoolteacher's sudden death.
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1980
August
Table of Contents - Working a rugged daily schedule from dawn till dark, eager volunteers study tern behaviour on a tiny island., After 31 years of extravagrant challenges for America's Cup, Thomas J. Lipton ("Sir Tea"), the King's grocer friend, became hero to millions of doting American's., A Counseling Research Center in Texas uses psychology in cancer therapy, but the medical community is skeptical., A California experimental workshop offers industrial machinery and new techniques to extend the art of the print., In Forbes Museum in Tangier, toy soldiers - from British soldiers to Aulu warriors - are much too dear for playthings., Kentucky poet finds a marginal farm provides a bountiful sugsistence and a clearer perspective on our history., An army of nostalgic train buffs operates British short lines, carrying sightseers through scenic countryside., Whitney Museum of American Art marks its 50th anniversary, a momument to its founder, Gertrude Canderbilt Whitney.
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1980
September
Table of Contents - The view from the castle, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, Comments and Notes, Around the Mall and beyond, The "Year of the Coast" focuses concerns about development on our disaster prone barrier islands, Superb Viking treasures from buried boards make landfall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson is once more at the center of a storm with his genius theories, For centuries preposterous pets - leashed lobsters to jeweled eels - have bestowed status on owners, Strings are pulled in Washington as puppeteers from 20 countries gather to practice their art, Mass grave at Crow Creek in South Dakota reveals how Indians massacered Indians in 14th-century attack, Einstein satelitte gives astronomers their first-look at X-ray objects in another galaxie, In Thai refugee camp, dedication of former court dancer helps preserve classical Cambodian ballet, Whitney Museum retrospective encompasses, for the first time, the lifework of realist Edward Hopper, The auto age in America spawned auctioneers, speed traps, overnight camps, road-races - and mobility, H.L. Mencken's acerbic with both outraged and entertained the nation for half a century, Book Reviews, Additional Reading, September events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian tours, The ennobling deed of pulling up the weeds
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1980
October
Table of Contents - Reunion of identical twins named Jim, raided apart for 39 years, reveals astonishing similiaritirs., Modern dancers revive the workes of the art's pioneers., Research on intelligence of dolphins is booming, but scientists disagree on how smart they really are., Rebellious puebellious pueblos outwitted Spain three centuries ago., Roger Tory Peterson's 1934 Field Guide created an army of bird watchers; his 1980 edition will swell the ranks., An invisible are blazes into life under microscope., Today's tourists are retracing the footsteps of pilgrims to the medieval village of Conques and its revered saint., Pioneer ecologist Aldo Leopold's farm still teaches the lessons he expressed in his Sand Country Almanac., In Israel, engineers simmer briny ponds until their heat drives electrical generators - a U.S. tryout is soon due., Armand Hammer's reformed art collection, coming to Washington this month, is packed with prizes., Explorers Club celebrates its 75th birthday as members uphold grand tradition of brains, brawn - and pluck., Casmpaign gimmicks; the fun and games of elections., In the Los Angeles oil boom at thurn of the century, brustling wooden derrecks sprouted like trees.
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1980
November
Table of Contents - The view from the Castle: Secretary Ripley's comments, Letters to the Editor, November events at the Smithsonian, Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park, Phenomena, Comments and Notes, Picture credits, Afghanistan: the pride, faith and self-sufficiency of a people whose spirit remains unconquered., African wild dogs break many rules of animal xocieties, including reversing male and female roles., Life for the collecting Kovels is a bowl of treasures., Grant Wood's masterpiece, American Gothic, painted 50 years ago, has become a symbol of the nation's life., Scholars at Tulane are building an archive on jazz., In reinventing small airplanes, less can be more., Hope Ryden, naturalist and documentary film maker, spends months in the field trying to save mustangs and coyotes., Treasures from the age of Alexander the Great and Philip of Macedon go on a tour of the United States., Waste equals grist for the mill as Swiss take up recycling., Luis Barragan and the architecture of space and silence., Ronnie Biggs, one of the gang that pulled off Britain's great mail-train robbery, is living it up in Brazil., Fire may burn but Yellowstone's mud pots bubble., "Phys/phren," or why not to take one another at face value.
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1980
December
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, comment and notes, Around the Mall and Beyond, Mythical gods, friendly beasts and heavenly objects abound in "The Clockwork Universe", a brilliant exhibit on loan from U.S. and European collections, Triggering hazardous snow slides with explosives helps avalanche hunters cope with Mother Nature., In the early days of the Revolution, Russian avant-gardists experimented freely in all the arts - painting, theater, music and industrial design., The Salvation Army salutes its 100-uear war with Satan., Arizona's cacti have met the enemies - and they are us., "Spruce Goose", world's biggest airplane, gets a new nest., A treasure awaits anyone who solves Masquerade's riddle of the golden hare that lies buried somewhere in Britain., An earthly furnace fueled by fusion nears a crucial test., John Paul Jones, with his Bonhomme Richard, came awfully close to being a loser rather than a hero., A collector finds toys are not meant for children only.
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1981
January
Table of Contents - Smithsonian scientists' creations of an artificial coral reef may help solve some of mankind's most serious problems., The world inside the magival boxes of Joseph Cornell - a universe made out of dreams and odds and ends., Teaching the body to program the brain is Moshe Felderkrais' miracle - a technique that stimulates mind and muscle., Australia's platypus, a queer mammal with ducklike bill and reptilian walk, was once thought to be a fake., Dazzling optival phenomena - rainbows, glories and halos., On New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Mummers strut on the beat of string bands in a wildly colorful parade., Exprressionism, an explosive force in German painting, reflects the upheaval of a new society in World War I era., Tibet's growing population, increased agriculture and Chinese development strain ecological balance of "Roof of the World"., To stay alive, big city churches are seeking new roles
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1981
February
Table of Contents - As Mono Lake shrinks, its waters help slake Los Angeles' thirst - but a unique ecosystem is threatened., Morgan Library's new slide program makes rare medieval manuscript paintings available to everyone., Biology turns out to ba a key to the bonding of mothers and their infants, who come equipped with an amazing array of "Social Skills"., Paul MacCready, whose plane flew the English Channel under human power, is taking to the skies with solar energy., Under the baton of Mastislav Tostropovich, the National Symphony Orchestra aims for the heights., Atlanta's vast new Hartsfield International Airport harmonizes are with innovative technology., Artist Harry White makes vivid pictures out of petals in a delicate art form called "fleurage"., An Army corps of scientists and engineers probes ice floes and permarost in an unusual "cold lab"., American porcelain shows itself as witty, pretty, vital and exotic in a new show at the Renwick Gallery., Colin Fletcher, who wrote the "backpacker's bible," spent a decade tracking down a mystery cave man.
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1981
June
Table of Contents - A naturalist tracks the shy, elusive blbcat in the wild and concludes overtrapping could threaten future of species., Camille Pissarro lived simply and herard his paintings called "palette scrapings", but was a sage to other artists., From Quito to Delhi the World Bank, powerful but sensitive reaches out to help the poor of the developing nations., The new San Diego air museum rises from its ashes., Now starting its second century, Chautauqua draws 100,000 a season for lectures, music and art in a Victorian setting., In the name of "Creative Anachronism", a band of lords and ladies battle as if knighthood were still in flower., Suddenly the camera lens can capture computer visions of what scientists had never seen or grasped before., William Walker, the "filibuster" in the mid-1800s swept through Central America with his rag-tag forces
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1981
October
Table of Contents - The View From the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, Picture Credits, Points of Origin, Refuge for Beauty on an Old Battleground (Threatened cranes and other wildlife are finding santuary in Korea's tense Demilitarized Zone.), Painters Who Put the World in Focus (They were called the New American Realists, but their roots go far back into our history.), Attacking Cancer With Subatomic Particles (At Los Alamos, physicians and physicists use pions to treat tumors while sparing healthy tissue,), Victory at Yorktown (Two hundred years ago, Americans and French won the battle that set Colonies toward nationhood.), Field Guide to Curious Future Fauna (A zoological fantasy by Dougal Dixon describes what creatures may be like 50 million years from now.), The Folks Who Brought Us the Lead Balloon (The consultants of Arthur D. Little, Inc will provide advice on everything from tacos to tourism.), The Ocean Isle of Ossabaw (Painters, writers and scientists mix with wildlife at this unspoiled haven off Georgia's coast.), Larry Boyce Wants to Paint Your Ceiling (With brush and evangelistic zeal, a bicycling artisan aims to spruce up Victorian houses.), Peat, the Old World's New Energy Idea (For centuries Ireland has harvested its bogs for fuel; now America is examining its own huge resources.), A Museum That Lets Kids Scamper at Will (Although their yells may be deafening, up in Boston the young visitors are learning at every turn.), The Court of the Windsors (Britain's royal family has been notable for its strong sense of duty and its adaptability to change.), Across the Wide Atlantic - By Oar Power (In a unique, self-steering, solar-equipped boat, two young salts row the ocean in record time.), Book Reviews, Additional Reading, October Events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Tours, Packages Must Have It In For Me
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1982
November
Table of Contents - The View from the Castle, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes, Points of Origin, Picture Credits, The Uffize Proudly Begins its Fifth Century (Florence's great gallery, filled with European masterpieces of art, is itself a masterpiece.), Otherworldly Creatures of the Cave (Many animals have adapted very well to the eternal dark and meager food supplies of life underground.), London's City within the city (Only a mile square, it holds the world's greatest concentration of financial services.), The Kaleidoscope's knowhole View of Magic (The celluloid-and-cardboard toys of our youth are being joined by sophisticated works of art.), White-Tailed Deer - perplexing neighbors (Everybody wants them in the woods but nobody wants them in the garden. How do we keep the balance?), Plucking Money out of the Air (Wind machines that generate electricity provide new cash crop, although one beset with problems.), The Paintings and Photographs of 'Precisionism' (An exhibition brings together the artists, of both brush and camera, who created a new American art.), When Molecules Will do the Work (Someday molecular machines will create the greatest technological revolution in history.), Diversity is the Hallmark of American Churches (Religious edifices in this country have always run the gamit from simplicity to splendor.), Remembering the Miracle at Dunkirk (The improbable rescue of the BEF from northern France in 1940 turned a defeat into a triumph.)
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1983
March
Table of Contents - The View From The Castle, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comments and Notes, Points of Origins, Picture Credits, Ground Water: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Most people ignore this essential resource, but necessity is forcing us to focus attention on it), Russiqa is Repairing and Repainting its Past (Preservationists there have to fight pollution, red tape and neglect, but they persevere), Joseph Banks; Scientific and Artistic Treasure (738 botanical drawings resulting from Captain Cook's first voyage are at last being published), Wherever it Snows Enough, Mushing is Mushrooming (Sled dog racing would make Jack London feel at home these days from New Hampshire on up to Alaska), The History of Making it Easier to Read Fine Print (Nobody knows who invented spectacles, but he was on e of the great benefactors of mankind), The 80-Year Legacy of the Juleys, Father and Son (A Smithsonian museum is fighting to save an archive of American art before the film deteriotates), Living Canvases of Marine Animals (A painter might envy the effects these creatures product for concealment and mating purposes), The Great Plains were Often a Cure for Great Pains (The air was clean, food was nutritious, booze was hard to get - so pioneers found health in the West), Packaging With a Purpose (A scanning electron microscope reveals some weird modifications that are only skin deep), Mystery Man of Sierra Madre (Over the decades reams have been written about a literary figure whose identity is still dabated), Book Reviews, Additional Reading, March Events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Tours, The Slang Gap Revisited
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1983
May
Table of Contents - How the Universe Bagan (Tracing backward to the Big Bang, physicists have achieved a new understanging of the laws of nature., The Gentle Landscapes of John Constable (This artist revealed the beauties of the English countryside with genius that has never been matched.), Chantilly's Museum of Horses (In France, a gigantic stable has been turned into an equine monument. Old Dobbin would be proud.), First Aid for Sick Streams (Entrepreneur Rich McIntyre brings purity and trout back to waters that were once defiled.), Rise and Fall of the Indian Stream Republlic (In the 1830s a small piece of New Hampshire became an independent nation - for just a little while.), The Many Mansions of Winterthur (Scores of rooms full of period furnishing are displayed at a museum made from a du Pont estate.), Rodent Gentry of the Jackson Labortary (To advance medical research, scientists are studying mice named Streaker, Lurcher and Hotfoot.), Riddle of the Eagle's Right (A new film tells the story of explorers who tried to reach the North Pole by balloon - and perished.)
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1983
June
Table of Contents - The Mosquitos are coming - and that means trouble (They are more lethal, in fact, than all of history's rats and lice combined, and nobody has beaten them yet.), Ned Kelly, Outlaw Hero of the Outback (His devil-may-care attitude and gift of gab live on in the hearts - and arts - of today's Australians.), It's Quite Droll to Live in a Hole (In France's Loire Valley, that is - where affluent folk are upgrading the image of cave dwellers.), Thirteen Centuries of Oslamic Art and Science (The righ cultural heritage of Muhammad's people may be experienced in a dazzling exhibition.), How The Universe Will End (Will it fall in upon itself in a Big Crunch, or fly away into the cold. Second of two parts.), Mermaids Should be Admired From a Distance (Seductive they no doubt are, but something is fishy about their well-advertised charms.), A Theatrical Revival of a Different Art (In many American cities it is the houses, not the shows, that are being brought back to life.), The Best Little Newspaper in Valparaiso (A young American took over Chile's floundering South Pacific Mail and made it pay - in memory.)
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1983
July
Table of Contents - Trying to Predict Another Earthquake (When one hits, the loss of life and property can be tremendous, but forecasting them is a shaky art.), The Several Lives and many Loves of d'Annunzio (His novels and plays have not earned him a niche in history, but his flamboyant exploits have.), Why Rural America clings to its Post Office (The local P.O. is often the "only anything there." but it is becoming an endangered species.), Henri Fantin-Latour, a painters; painter (A contemporary of the great Impressionists, he chose another route for his quiet,distinguished work.), New Jersey's Pine Barrens are Anything But (This wild area of forests, ponds and wetlands is - like many such places - threatened by developments.), Grandma's Winter Circulation Showed the Way ("Sublimation" freeze=dried Grandpa's shirts, and today it works on foods, blood, whole animals.), For George Adamson, Pride is a Matter of Lions (At 78, still at it, he is fighting poverty and poachers to keep up his work with his beloved cats.), George Ferris' Wheel of Fortune (It turned against him in the end, but all sorts of Midway rides now trade on his name.)
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1984
January
Table of Contents - Atlanta Inaugration a Gleaning-White Art Museum (A growing entusiasm for the arts is bringing remarkable changes to the Queen City of the South.), Aftermath of the War in the Falkland Islands (Islanders are looking ahead because the future promises to be richer than the past ever was.), New Tools for Medical Diagnosis (Radiation, sound, magnetic fields and computers will be used to see inside the human body.), You're Not Likely to be Bitten by a Rabid Bat (Much maligned and the subject of wnwarranted feats, most bats are harmless and highly beneficial.), The Quiet Revolution of a Visionary Artist (Vasily Kandinsky, who helped lay the foundations of abstract art, is the subject of a major exhibition.), The Evolution of the British Nanny (The starchy type still persists but the newer ones have professional training and diplomas.), Souvenirs of Niagara Falls (America's first great tourist attraction has inspired a veritable cataract of kitsch.), They Were All Wild about Harriet - Briefly (The glamorous Miss Quimby was the first woman to fly the English Channel; then tragedy struck.)
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1985
July
Table of Contents - Smithsonian horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Picture credits, Phenomena, comment and notes, Putting the Outing Back into Scouting (After trying too hard for "relevance," the Boy Scouts are going back to what made them successful.), Trees are Living Archives (And their growth rings give clues to everything from historical dates to volcanic eruptions.), Kensett's Vision of the American Land (Successful in his lifetime, then ignored, the painter's work stirs up interest with a new show.), Aphids: The Business of Begetting (They reproduce in every way imaginable, leaving our sophisticated control techniques far behind.), Jitter, Shimmer and Blip (Denver's Recording and Research Center is finding new terms for old vocal problems.), 'Dr Truck' on the Road (An anthropologist's study of independent truckers finds a wide gap between their image and reality.), A House Where Nothing was Ever Thrown Away (Calke Abbey simply filled up; now it is being exhumed and catalogued for the National Trust.), An Ingenious Way to Look at Life's Basic Molecules (Robert Langridge uses computer graphics to model DNA and proteins in three dimensions.), The 'melancholy action' at Mers-el-Kebir (When the British hit French warships near Oran in 1940, did it alter the course of World War II?)
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1985
August
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizon, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, Picture Credits, Ten Thousand Square Yards in Manhattan (New York's garment district - small, crowded, insular and rich - clothes 90 million American women.(, Making The Familiar Strange (Visual-thinking courses are teaching engineering students something intangible: imagination.), The Lincoln Highway, First Across the Country (In its earliest days it seemed little better than a long detour, but Americans took to it anyway.), History From a Grandstand Seat (Before the movies, before TV, the old cycloramas turned great battles into theater-in-the-round.), Science Gets Its Hands on Poison Ivy (But for the rest of us, its hands off - until a way is found to immunize the susceptible.), Servicing Satellites in Space (As the skies fill up, new technologies will permit on the spot maintenance out there.), Bob Leathers' Stunning Photographs (They are designed with the children's help, then built by their parents and the whole community.), Is the Toothy Tasmanian Tiger Still Around? (Nobody has povably seen the carnivorous marsupial for a long time, but elaborate searches go on.)
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1985
September
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Hall and Beyond, Picture Credits, Phenomena, comment and notes, The Invasion Of The Tower Crane (The first arrived in 1958; now these "one-legged dinosaurs" loom over virtually every urban skyline), A Life Of Art And Passion (Camille Claudel, a sculptor herself, loved the great Rodin, left him, and died in a madhouse), The Puma Is No Longer A Varmint (Today it is a hunter's trophy or a protected symbol of the West's wildness, but can it be both?), The Unholy Problem Of Holy Benares (After 2,500 years of receiving bathers, cremations and just plain waste, its Ganges River is sick), Why Millions Of People Go To State Fairs (They continue to embody most of the best and a little of the worst in American life), Old Spain 'Turned Inside Out' (It's what the nondescript resort that was Palm Beach became at the hands of architect Addison Mizner), Mighty Niagra, Mecca Of Newlyweds And Artists (The honeymooners took away private memories, but the painters' views make up a public show), The French At Table (Their cuisine is elegant today, but in the past they ate almost anything, including one another), 'That Crazy Yankee' Johnny Moiosant (He was the media hero of aviation's early days, even though he just barely knew how to fly), Book Reviews, Additional Reading, September Events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Tours, An Irrepressible Journal
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1985
November
Smithsonian horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes, Around the World with Wilkes and his 'scientifics' (Returning in 1942, he brought back enough to put the Smithsonian in the museum for good.), An Aristocrat with a Difference (Born to the purple, a dwarf by heredity, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec changed out way of seeing Paris.(, Plastic has - literally - found its way into our hearts (Once scorned as cheap and vulgar, it has now captured a high-tech image - and the marketplace.), Sears Sold Everything Else, so Why Not Houses (And they did - 100,000 between 1908 and '37; today owners and preservationists delight in them.(, A Galaxy of Sea Stars (Starfish, that is; whatever the name, their eating havits vary from the prosaic to the unnerving.), When Movie Queens reigned in Quens (That was in the days of the Astoria studio; now cameras are rolling again, and so is a new museum.), A Life of Buddhism, Barley, Yaks and Barter (existence is not easy in Dolpo, a frontier region of Nepal, but neigher is it lacking in humor.), To Know a Pig, They Say, Is to Love One (And many people do, as the much aligned hog roots its way to new esteem - even as a pet.), The Pale Light of Pure Terror (NASM marks the return of Halley's Comet with artists' views of once-fearsome phenomena.), Horticulture's Crown Jewels (Orchids make up the most beautiful, varied and sexy family of flowering plants in the world.), Taking a not-so-slow Boat to China (Pan Am's flying boats inaugurated transoceanic fights in a style passengers have not seen since.), Death in the Black Forest (Waldsterben it's called, but that doesn't esplain why trees are dying there and over much of Europe.)
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1986
May
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons; Letters to the Editor; Around the Mall and Beyond; Phenomena, Comment and Notes; New Light on the Mysteries of the Maya (They were once considered gentle, and peaceable, but two exhibitions show that view to be wrong); Getting Closer to Rhododendrons (It can be rewarding if you live in a climate where they thrive, and you can look for the new variations); A Leap Into the Unknown (Every tunnel-building project is just that - from the earliest to the "Chunnel" under the Channel); Palate-Pleasing Through Art and Science (Most natural flavors can be duplicated or improved in the laboratory, but not all - salt, for instance); Fending Off the 20th Century (Sark is a feudal remnant in the Channel Islands, still holding out - but what about the future); What The Bookish Brothers Grimm Bequeathed (First, their fairy tales - known the world over - and then two monuments of German scholarship); Metamorphosis: Nature's Sleight of Hand (Many animals radically change their form between egg and adult, their genes carry two messages); Mata Hari, Notorious But Not Guilty (She was surely a seductress, but new research shows that she was a scapegoat rather than a superspy); Book Reviews; Picture Credits; Additional Reading; May Events at the Smithsonian; Smithsonian Tours
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1987
September
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Picture Credits, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, At the Smithsonian, Fresh Troves (Where once stood sheds, labs and grazing animals, the African Art Museum and the Sackler Gallery debut), Relocating Rhinos in Nepal (Cloak-and-dart-guns midnight rides climax some high-tech, low-profile restoration ecology), James Madison, The Elusive Patriot (The Father of the Constitution was once called "the greatest man in the world", yet he's a stranger), Have You Hugged a Manatee Today? (Let's hope not, the affection we've developed for our aquatic cousins may be harmful to their health), Little Caltech's Big Reputation (Its ratio to Nobel laureates to faculty and alumni boggles the mind - as do its research triumphs), 'A Hell Of A Life For A Family Man' (Though work on a Great Lakes ore boat isn't easy or steady these days, sailors still have their hopes), Fred Harvey: The Righteous Restaurateur (He took civilization, haute cuisine and his famous Girls out where men were men and food was victuals), Everybody Needs Smokestacks (Like it or not, our way of life will depend on these megachimneys till we harness cleaner sources of energy), When The Real Bard of Avon Stands Up...(Watch for a royal ruckus twixt Stratfordians ("He was Shakespeare!") and Oxfordians ("Earl of Oxfords)), Book Reviews, Additional Reading, September events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Tours and Seminars
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1987
October
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, The Girl Scouts Have Come a Long Way (As they mark their 75th year, Computer Fun has repaced the Parlourmaid badge, but traditions endure.), Catching Up with Charles Demuth (A pioneer Modernist, popular with his fellow Jazz Age artists, is celebrated anew at Manhattan's Whitney.), They Map the Faustian Flame (To elimate the noxious by-product of fuels old and new, scientists probe the mysteries of combination.), Dale Carnegie's Rocket Riders (For millions, his winning, friendly, influential ways blazed - and still blaze - a path to personal success.), When Along Came a Spider... (Beside which, if it represented the gunus Argiope, the author no doubt sat down, to observe and admire.), "I Keep my Hand Up until I Get It" (Thus global auctiongoer Jack Naylor ammasses a stunning collection of cameras - he's been doing it for 40 years.), Once Upon a Time There Were No Lawyers (You had to plead your own case as late as the second century B.C.; then the advocati showed up in Rome.), TV Comercials: Faster and Faster (A polished cherry is the chosen weapon as advert5ising agency and client wage an accelerating antacid war.), France's New, Hands-On Museum (The giant, high-tech City of Science and Industry at La Villette is attracting bigger crowds than the Louvre.), Henry Christophe, Legendary King of Hati (He ruled over the first nation founded and held by black slaves in revolt against colonial masters.), Will Everest be Kayoed by K2? (The title of world's highest peak may pass from champ to challenger, with satellite technology as referee.), Flying Where Lindy Flew (Piloting his own lightplane, the author retraces Charles Lindbergh's triumphant 48-state tour of 1927.)
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1988
March
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, An Artist's Magnificent Obsessions (Sin and punishment dominate the eerie works of Hieronymus Bosch, who is attracting new attention.), In the Sea, Slow Death by Plastic (Marine life pays a ghastly price as synthetic waste is wantonly dumped into the world's waters.), Speaking of Snow Jobs... (Two vicious blizzards lashed America in 1888, causing great sorrow - but a little joy too.), Getting to Know Conway Twitty et al. (Around Nashville, country-music fans flock to the down-home "shrines" of their favorite stars.), "The Rest is Up to the Wolf" (With great expectations, biologists release captive-bred red wolves into a California refuge.), The Butler Did It! (And as a graduate of Ivor Spencer's elite school for butlers, surley did it with finesse.), A Library with a Difference; the Newberry (White shelves groan with scholarly books, the reading room brims with bookish nonscholars.), He 'Paints' with Electronic Light (Using space-age computer programs, David Em turns planetary features into Impressionist art.), A Messenger from the Bog (After 20 centuries, Lindow Man - battered, broken, anemic - may reveal clues to the Druids.)
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1988
August
Table of Contents - Smithsonian horizons by Secretary Adams., Letters to the Editor., Around the Mall and beyond by Edwards Park., Picture credits., Phenomena, comment and notes by John P. Wiley jr., In Chicago, 'Sleeping Beauty' is wide awake (The city's beloved Art Institute gets set to open a new building, having recently restored the old one.), On the Long, Long Trail of the Rail (Fourteen years of tracking culminate in a unique film record of the lives of these bashful birds.), Curiously Constant Korea (Despite centuries of crippling conflict, a harsh climate and hostile terrain, its feisty spirit endures.), Birth of the Salesmen (The enigmatic Phoenicians, it seems, invented trade; a stunning new exhibition celebrates their culture.), Waging war in 'Bug City', Kenya (With traps and tricks, an international research center is outsmarting insects, the scourge of Africa.), Was Devils's Island the worst of the worst? (French convicts were last sent to the infamous penal colony in 1938, survivors recall its horrors.), Saffron: versatile spice, ludicrous price (If machines eliminate hand-processing of Spain's "red gold", the cost will fall - so will a way of life.), Roto Rooster's day in court (Chicken take up residence in upscale suburbs and one feathered friend runs afoul of the law.)
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1989
January
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters fo the Editor, Picture Credits, Around the Mall and Beyond, Book Reviews, Getting a Better Fix on the Galaxies (Their mysteries untold bit by bit as researchers probe the Universe for clues - but they' ve light-years to go.(, Francisco Goya: Spirit of the Enlightment (A major exhibitor reveals the Reason behind his grotesque and nightmare images of 18th-century Spain.), The Frogs Whose 'perspiration' can Kill (Their lethal skin secretions, used by hunters for dart poison, may soon have medical applications.), Beatrix Potter's Artful Escape (She wrote and painted her way out of her own nersery; now Peter Rabbit & Sompany are in everyone else's.), 'Anywhere you'll ride, I'll fly...' (,,,said a gutsy pilot, as he kicked off the white-knuckle art of glacier flying - much to mountaineers; delight.), Where a Man's Best Friend is his Monkey (On the Malay Peninsula, sure-footed simians help bring in the coconuts for their appreciative masters.), The Islamic Gems of Henri Vever (With the esthetic sense of a jeweler (which he was), he collected the Persian and Indian paintings that are starring in a bright new show at the Sackler Gallery.), 'I Opened the Window and in-flew-Enza' (The Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-19 felled 22 million people, twice as many as died in all of World War I.),
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1989
June
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, Comments and Notes, 'You Could See it a-comin' ' (In the 1930's a tidal wave of earth flooded the Great Plains, turning Wheat Heaven into the Dust Bowl,), Biochemical Codes: the Language of Life? (Scientists are probing the molecular "informational substances" that may link mind, body - and health.), On-the-job Training at NBC (ditto CBS and ABC) (TV news came of age in the '50s soon after newspaper and radio reporters learned how to read to a camera.), A President without Precedent ("I walk on untrodden ground", George Washington wrote, aware that his every act might set protocol.), Their Turf is the Surf (Wherever waves break, a special breed of enthusiasts "shoot the tube" in a sport from ancient Polynesia.), A Pennsylvania Yankee in King George's Court (Painter to royalty, Benjamin West mixed ambition with taleng; gems from his vast output are in a new show.), Otters: the Stand-Up, Slide-Down Comics (Once overtrapped, these aquatic clowns are being restored to the wetlands - perhaps to have the last laugh.), John H. Patterson and his System (The eccentric founder of the National Cash Register Company revolutionized the conduct of business.)
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1989
September
Table of Contents - Smithsonian horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes., Yellowstone's Fires are out but the Issues Burn on (As new growth sprouts from last year's charred acres, the debate over wilderness management heats up.), Checkups for the Nation's Rural Hospitals (They give modern medical care to all who need it, but that can be hard on a caregiver's financial health.), Wang Yani, born to paint (Since the day she picked up a brush, this young artist has amazed her elders; the Sackler Gallery shows why.), Craters, the Celestial Calling Cards (As these "impact structures" reveal, Earth has often been visited by massive meteorites, and will be again.), In Search of the Footwear Ferrari (Sneakerwise, do nitrogen microballons really matter? A jogger visits some shoe-engineering labs to find out.), 'Nothin" Ed druther do than chase these hogs' (Smart, tough and on the increase, our wild boars are sport to some, pests to many - and pets to a few.), The Konigsberg - deadly enemy, elusive prey (Scourge of Allied shipping as World War I erupted, the German cruiser became Britain's top-priority target.), Carnac's Archaeological Stumbling Blocks (In Brittany, thousands of granite giants yield clues in Neolithic culture, but little about themselves.), Surveying the South, a panorama-in-print (A huge new encyclopedia encompasses everything and everyone connected with the region's life and love.), Montesquieu: architect of American liberty (When the Founding Fathers crafted the Constitution, the Frenchman's Spirit of the Laws was the blueprint.)
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1990
April
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes, A Special Issue on the Environment The PAST: Knowing the Wilderness was to love it...(..and loving it taught us to question what we were doing to it. Thus came the first conservationists.), The PRESENT: The country isn't coming up roses, but we have made a lot of progress during the past two decades.), The PREVIEW: Out There Hucking the Trund (Environmental apocalypse tomorrow? Not if these and other hands-on apostles of change can help it.), On the Conecticut, a Sweet Smell of Success (The Clean Water Act made "the nation's best-landscaped sewer" into a river that's safe for fish and swimmers.), A Flight to Survival for Endangered Raptors (In Idaho, a successful effort to save wild creatures is under way at the World Center for Birds of Prey.), An the Subject of the painting is...Nature? (The great outdoors, as seen by a new crop of artists, is a far cry from the way Church and Bierstadt saw it.), "Alternative Agriculture' is gaining ground (Natural fertilizers and pesticides, cover crops and rotation grow in use as farmers make nature an ally.), Rails-to-Trails: an exercise in linear logic (To hikers, joggers, birders - anyone who recreates in a straight line - an old right-of-way makes a great park.), Down in the Dumps (For a pungent intorduction to our throwaway society, try working for a week at your neighborhood landfill.), Trees aren't mere niceties - they're necessities (Planting the right trees in the right places can improve city life in ways we never before suspected.), Flushed with Pride in Areata, California (The city's marsh and wildlife refuge doubles as the waste treatment plant. Now other town want the system.), 'No Compromise in Defense of Mother Earth' (Radical environmentalists resort to civil disobedience and more in a guerrilla war to save the wilderness.)
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1990
May
Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, The Object at Hand, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, In Angor, a Glimmer of Home among the Ruins (Its famed stone temples, masterpieces of religious art, may at last get the restoration they deserve.(, A Very Wise Bird is the Turkey (Once a victim of overhunting and deforestation, today the gobbler has the upper hand in the backwoods.), Adamses Never Said 'Have a Nice Day' (They were too busy talking about political economy and other lofty things, as irreverently reported here.), 'To Risk Everything for Invention' (Forsaking craft, Albert Pinkham Ryder created timeless art, now ravaged by the spontaneity that produced it.), The Puzzling Profession of Steve Richardson (No called "Mr. Diabolical" by chance, his fake-you-out jigsaw artworks torment his delighted customers.), The Man Who Invented the Southwest (With nerve, energy and persistence, Charles Lummis made images of places and customs few had ever seen.), Transitory Tales from the Walls of West Africa (Using natural pigments on mud-walled houses, village women paint striking murals - that vanish in the rain.), An Overwhelming Odysssey in a Kentucky Cave (In 1925, Floyd Collins went exploring and found tragedy, celebration, and 64 years later, his final rest.)
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1990
October
Table of Contents - 'I Felt Freedom in my bones' (So spoke a black Union soldier who, like 180,000 in the Civil War. had trouble getting a chance to fight.), A Fauve Feast for the Eyes (In 1905 these paintings had Parisian tongues wagging, but a new show proves fine fare for modern tastes.), Competition on the Wing, at 40 mph (Swift yet graceful navigators, homing pigeons vie in races where contestants all "run: a different course.), The Pennsylvania Turnpike: a dream of a road (With sleek straightaways, jazzy service stops and all-weather drivability, it was our first superhighway.), Where Sleight of Hand is Quicker thaat the Eye (At Industrial Light & Magic, cinematic tricksters use advanced technology to concoct breathtaking "reality".), On the Brink of the Second Space Age (From French Guiana to Chile to Japan, telescopes, satellites and rockets take aim at the last frontier.), Behond the Conquering Cane Toad (What's big, fat, ugly, poisonous and "looks like a mobile cow patty'? Australians know only too well.), The Louvre of Children's Art (At Oslo's unique museum, youngsters eagerly view the creations of their peers, with adults happily in tow.), Joseph Nagyvary takes on Stradivari (The violin maker's claim that his instruments sound considerably like strads has his detractors unstrung.), The Quiet Heroism of Lincoln Ellsworth (His aerial explarations charred the polar reaches, but his fame was as fleeting as the nothern lights.), From "Boy Wonder" to "Man Reverend" (In 1800, a young Irish immigrant took the first job he could land, in 1990, he fills a descendant with awe.)
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1990
November
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes, Hard Times on the American Frontier (In Nebraska's Sand Hills, wind pumps the water, cows shop the wood - and people are few and far between.), How Evelyn Cameron Captured the Plains (Her quarry was Eastern Montana, 1894-1928; her weapon a camera; and her trophy, a stunning pictorial record.), Titian: Art's Venetian Lion (A bravura exhibition comes to the National Gallery to mark the quincentenary of the master painter's birth.), Micromachines - They're Not to be Sneezed at (The future is big for tiny devices with microscopic parts that already measure blood pressure and save gas.), Telling Tales Out of School (On the coral reef, fishes sport eye-popping color combinations that get the word out to friend and foe.), Watch Your Language (For almost a century, the gentle lexicographer has steered scribblers through the shoals of English usage.), India's Gamble on the Holy Narmada (Debate rages as massive dams to harness the river's resources destroy forests, temples and homelands.), It's High-Low Time at New York's MOMA ("High" mocermsm meets the "low" arts of advertising caricature, comics and graffiti in a lively new show.), George Bernard Shaw, In Love and Out (At age 65, the dramatist fell for a young American vamp whom he would adore and revile, but never forget.), Penicillin and a Revolution in World Health (In the early 1940's, bacterial illnesses were a leading cause of death; then the first wonder drug was tried.)
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1990
December
Table of Contents - Smithsonian horizons, Letters to the Editor, Picture credits, Around the Mall and beyond, Phenomena, comment and notes, Global Warming and a Scientific Free-for-all (Predictions of nature's behavior are based on known and inknowns - thus the international policy debaste.), Pachyderm with a Paintbrush (At the Phoenix Zoo, Ruby the elephant was getting surly. All she needed were some friends - and a hobby.), All Hail the Manual Typewriter (From office workhorse to outmoded contraption, it has served us well; now it's enjoying a new life abroad.), Childe Hassam in the Isles of Shoals (The National Museum of American Art goes Down East with the Impressionist's seascapes and gardens.), A Little Something for the President (Of all the gifts that our Chief Executive receives, the handmade labors of love are the most significant.(, 'I Think You Should Take Out the Indian Stuff' (Tony Hillerman ignored his agent's advice; three best-sellers later, Navajos and critics are glad he did.), Vienna's Kindly old 'Aunt Dorothy' (t age 283, a combination hockshop and auction house still offers unique services to borrowers and buyers.), A Century of Shedding Light on the Stars (Since 1890 the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has been a beacon to all who would know the cosmos.)
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1991
January
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Arund the Mall and Beyond, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, Artificial Reality: Don't Stay Home Without It (Using computer-linked gloves and goggles, you can hold a molecule, explore a planet or jiggle your dad.), Polly Pry, The Denver Dynamo (At the turn of the century, a witty, gutsy journalist skewered crooks, politicians and socialites alike.), 'What Can the Load on this Little Van Mean' (Thanks to Aaron Lansky's cargo of books, Yiddish, that zesty tongue, gets a fresh start among Baltic Jews.), Accentuating the Visual in Japan (Kyoto's Festival of the ages depicts not only history, but a nation's cultural heritage of beauty as well.), In Florida, the Future has a Picket Fence (With the look and feel of yesteryear, the planned community of Seaside may just be the town of tomorrow.), 'The Guest Belongs to Me' (At grand hotels, the concierge's solicitous acts are treasured by travelers whose problems boggle the mind.), Ken Klosterman, the Abracadabra Man (From vanishing lamps to Houdini's handcuffs, when it comes to magic, he owns 20,000 tricks of the trade.), Raising a Ruckus - it's a Dogs Life (A biologist and a linguist try to find why, among canid cousins, Canus Familiaris specializes in barking.)
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1991
March
Table of Contents - IOs Perspective Paying Off in the Oil Patch (Boom or bust, independent oilmen keep their hopes high, their drill bits low - and their fingers crossed.), The National Gallery of Art turns 50 (The swirl of preparation for the anniversary is just a heightened form of daily life at the great museum.), Outfoxed, So To Speak, by the Wily Coyote (Quite accidentally, we have "invigorated" this native mammal: like it or not, it now resides in 48 states.), Germany Before Nationhood (A long time on the road to unity, Germans see their history as shaped by the aggressive designs of others.), Dave Henderson's Time Had Come (A cautionary tale unfolds as a larger-than-life )or is it smaller) Yale alumnus receives his comeuppance.), Spring Presents a Treetop Bouquet (A pair of binoculars can take your sights and your spirits when the season's first flower show begins.), The 'Teaching; Gardens of Southeast Asia (Mundane concrete sculpted into dramatic, often scary, figures provides open-air lessons for the people.), Have Archaeologists Found the Oldest Digs Yet (Mastodon steaks in Chile and artivacts in Pennsylvania challenge the date for the peopling of the Americans.)
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1991
June
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Picture credits, Phenomena, comments and notes, Rain Forest Patrol: countdown in Ecuador (Scientists have a month to assess biological diversity along 250 miles and recommend conservation priorities.), Mysterious Perfume - only the nose knows (Assigned to lease the dieties, cover up bad smells or foster romance, fragrance magically comes through.), When the bugs go marching out (At MIT the Mobile Robot Project breeds insectlike automata to do useful work on Earth - and on the Moon.), The battle of Britain called 'Bar Wars' (Barristers v. Solicitors et al, is the historic case at the Inns of Court, as England's legal system goes on trial.), The Newark Museum, flower of the Garden State (Devoted to its public, the spry perennial has always had heart. A renovation now shows it has great art too.), Surviving Siberia with style (Defying the czar, aristocratic Russian wives followed their condemned men into exile - and saved their lives.(, If wishes were horses... (...the author would not choose to ride, as he soon discovers when his wife receives Eukie as a present.), Mabel Dodge Luhan and the 'Lyrical Left' (Her home was a focus of bohemia - radical politics, sexual revolution, art; Mabel lived for new ideas.)
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1991
November
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Object at Hand, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, Picture Credits, 1492 America: The Land Columbus Never Saw (A fanciful, cross-country flight reveals sophisticated human societies - and animals in unexpected places), The Testimony of Thomas Eakins (The artist's papers shed light on the passions that haunt his paintings and shocked his contemporaries), 'You Plan Your Shipping Trips With the Tides' (For tenacious. water-loving liveaboards, their boat is their castle year-round - in spite of frozen shampoo), With Lighthawk, Seeing is Believing (Thanks to this unique flying service, scientists and lawmakers get a new perspective on the environments), From Italy, A Breathtaking Bowl of Stars (Celestial myths of ancient Greece enliven cosmic carrography in a little-known Renaissance masterpiece), Cookbooks, or How to Bake a Best-Seller (To 4 parts recipes add household hints. Fold in history laced with travel tidbits. Publish. Serves millions), Getting 'em Hooked on the Bard (Shakespeare & Company, led by Tina Parker, reaches, performs - and inspires - directly from his gutsy texts), The Private Life of Madam Chatterly (A household naturalist discovers a world of trouble outside her window when she spies on a red squirrel), A Disquieting Visit to the Canal ZOne (The author, who grew up in the former U.S. enclave in Panama, recalls a "super-American" way of life), Book Reviews, Additional Reading, November Events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Seminars and Expeditions
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1992
July
Table of Contents - Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Picture Credits, Phenomena, Comments and Notes, The Quiet Revolution in "Hand Talk" (American Sign Language, once called a form of Pidgin English, is now seen as a unique, complex language.), Rustle Ye Rosebuds While Ye May (Rose rustlers rescue and identify the fragrant, hardy blooms of yesteryear to introduce into modern gardens.), The Pleasing Places of Arata Isozaki (He feels architects should create what they like; at the Olympics, we'll see what he "liked" at Barcelona.), How Do You Get To Pelycosaur Heaven? (Jerry MacDonald isn't telling, because that's where he's found the world's best Permian fossil trackways.), From Sam Houston, A Surprising Bonus (In a fierce, 18-minute battle at San Jacinto in 1836, he freed Texas from Mexico - and launched the Sunbelt.), O Possums! New Zealand's Immigrants Run Amok (As the fur trade dwindles, brushtails are spreading disease, defoliating the countryside - and multiplying.), Who Was "The Lout Who Built This Route" (The 50th birthday of the 1,442-mile Alaska Highway is celebrated by many - but not all - who've known it.), The Truth About Trash (The Garbage Project, a 20-year study of the stuff we throw away, debunks some myths about landfill.), Book Reviews, Additional Reading, July Events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Tours, Seminars and Expeditions, It Was a Wonderful Toy and a Glorious War
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1992
September
Table of Contents - Smlithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and beyond, Picture Credits, Object at Hand, Phenomena, comment and notes, In Idaho, Apostles of Wilderness At Work (New-style rangers balance preservation, recreation and commerce at the Nez Perce National Forest), Making Art For Thought's Sake (Rene Magritte used the power of images to provoke new ideas about the nature of existence and reality), Biltmore: Dream House for a Day (An enormous chateau built by George W. Vanderbilt in the 1890's is an oasis for visitors in the 1990's), "If a Poem gets Worse, Stamp Your Feet!" (At Chicago's Green Mill, pugilists go at it verse for verse in the poetry prizefight known as the "slam"), Rome and Water - Together Again and Forever (The thirsty city's amazing system of aqueducts and fountains has brought liquid joy since ancient days), Garth Fagan's 'Griot New York' (The choreographer enlists Wynton Marsalis and Martin Puryear to spin a tale about big cilty life), Wolfgang Mieer, Turner of Proverbial Stones ("Proverbs are crystallized bits of wisdom" states this world authority as he compiles a "must know" list), 'A River Runs Through It' - a film at last (Robert Redford lovingly adapts Norman Maclean's classic memoir of two brothers growing up in Montana), Book Reviews, Additional Reading, September Events at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Tours, Seminars and Expeditions, Ouch! Sometimes It Hurts to Bring Up The Past
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1992
November
Table of Contents - Smithsonian horizons, Letters to the Editor, Around the Mall and Beyond, Picture credits, Phenomena, comment and notes, November events at the Smithsonian, In Butte, Montana, A is for arsenic, Z is for zinc (Its old copper mines whipped up an alphabet soup of toxins. For the town, that just might spell prosperity.), The Little War Wagon That Could (Jeeps - spartan, cramped, functional - did everything, went everyshere and helped the Allies win WWII.), Getting Creative with Amazing GRACE (Vermont's Grass Roots Art and Community Effort discovers artists in folks who never knew they were.), Whither the Weather, 'Almanac'-style (For 200 years The Old Farmer's Almanac has framed its forecasts with down-home sense and nonsense.), Coming to Grips with the Griz (While others debate, a pair of amateur naturalists are the newest authorities on Yellowstone Bears.), From the Great Plains, a wealth of art (The new exhibit, "Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life" spans 800 years.), Starving Artists Need Not Apply - they'll find you (The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters feels young tallents with generous funding.), The Sea Kayak, a "kinde of strange fishe" (On a journey to Greenland, the author learns why Inuit hunters still build and use the ancient craft.), Modern Myths for Modern Minds (Alligators in the sewer and exploding toilets are just some of the real concerns that go into "urban legends".), TB: The Disease that Rose from its Grave (Once it was the greatest killer in the United States; then tuberculosis virtually vanished - but not for long.)
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1993
March
Smithsonian Horizons, Letters to the Editor, Phenomena, Comment and Notes, The Object at Hand, March Events at the Smithsonian, 'Don't Cut the Metal Toward You...' (Work-based learning is tried anew as skilled workers train novices in a modern version of apprenticeship.), Roadrunners: Galloping Gourmets (When they're not making fast food of lizards, these Southwestern birds rustle up meals by wrestling snakes.), On the Not-so-Lonesome Road to Bluegrass (To hundreds of mountain-music festivals worldwide, folks go for the pickin' and stay for the sociability.), The Fine and Friendly Art of Luis Jimenez (The sculptor's colorful fiberglass works celebrate the unsung, from steelworkers to vaqueros to sodbusters.), Topiary and that Old Urge to Prune (The gardener's snip-snip, clip-clip art of growing plants in unnatural shapes has its roots in history.), The U.S. Capitol, 200 years into the Project (A new book reveals how the building came to look as it does, from stairways to statues to halls of state.), For Department Stores, It's Retail Wars (Grand emporiums were once kings of the city, setting consumer tastes; now they scramble to stay in business.), The Wolverine - Doing What Came Supernaturally? (The gret strength and tenacity of this member of the weasel family have earned it a devilish reputation.)
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