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Slide 0: Expanding Universe Photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope
Expanding Universe Photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope
$70.00
This breathtaking “album” of ultra high-resolution images from the Hubble Telescope explores the mysteries of deep space—from black holes to exoplanets. Expanding Universe: Photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope has superb quality binding, paper and images.
 
Slide 1: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
Take a journey through America’s collective memory—from ancient fossils to the digital age—with this encyclopedic chronicle. The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin (the Smithsonian’s first Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large), aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled in this paperback, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects, a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous perspective on the history of the United States.
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Slide 2: Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
$19.95
Written by Sterling Seagrave, author of The Soong Dynasty, Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China gives us our most vivid and reliable biography yet of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, remembered through the exaggeration and falsehood of legend as the ruthless Manchu concubine who seduced and murdered her way to the Chinese throne in 1861.
 
Slide 3: To the Moon and Back: My Apollo Adventure
To the Moon and Back: My Apollo Adventure
$32.00
Budding astronauts (and perhaps a few grandparents) will marvel at humankind's first steps on the moon in this superb pop-up adventure To the Moon and Back: My Apollo Adventure. Brought to life by preeminent paper engineer Bruce Foster, the intricate pop-ups and paper folds tell the story of Buzz Aldrin's journey to the moon—from his blast off into space to his firsthand accounts of the mission to his awe-inspired observation of the Moon's "magnificent desolation." Also includes historical context, and magnificent images.
 
Slide 4: Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race
Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race
$40.00
Visually stunning! Revisit America's historic 1969 landing on the Moon, humankind's first steps there, and the challenges and space missions (both Russian and American) that led up to this amazing accomplishment through the 3-D lens of Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race. A 3-D viewer—designed by astrophysicist (and lead guitarist with the rock group Queen) Brian May—comes with the book.
 
Slide 5: Becoming
Becoming
$32.50
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Mrs. Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Mrs. Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
 
Slide 6: A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
$22.00
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts conveys with exceptional immediacy and detail every aspect of the Apollo missions—especially the historic July 20, 1969 walk on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Approved by the astronauts themselves and declared a Notable book by the New York Times and the American Library Association, this historic retelling is based on in-depth interviews of twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who worked to get the Apollo program going. Forward by Tom Hanks.
 
Slide 7: I Am Neil Armstrong
I Am Neil Armstrong
$14.99
I Am Neil Armstrong is an engaging picture book biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, this fun biography is the 15th in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. Geared for 5-8 year olds, this Neil Armstrong story includes the traits and childhood influences that made him a hero, helping kids to see how they might be a hero too. An excellent timeline and photos can be found in the back.
 
Slide 8: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
$19.99
Spellbinding. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 is a beautifully illustrated picture book about Apollo 11's famed moon landing. This true story of adventure and discovery during the summer of 1969 conveys the calm professionalism of the astronauts, the monumental size of the great machines, the ROAR of the rockets, and the silence of the Moon.
 
Slide 9: Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection
Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection
$29.95
Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately offers a fresh and engaging story of American history, culture, and identity, and it can also help deepen the understanding of world cultures. The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, opened at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in September 2013, has many such stories to tell. Chief philately curator Cheryl R. Ganz in Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection guides readers through some of the gallery's nearly 20,000 objects that together illustrate the history of our nation's postal operations and postage stamps.
 
Slide 10: The Wild Cat Book Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cats
The Wild Cat Book Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cats
$45.00
In Terry Whittaker’s The Wild Cat Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cats, cat fanciers the world over will be captivated by his spectacular color photographs, including some of the highest quality images ever taken of exceptionally rare species by biologists in the field. From the exceptional acrobatics of the arboreal margay to modern declines in African lion populations, The Wild Cat Book is an informative homage to felines of every size and color. Includes comprehensive entries for each of the thirty-seven cat species, including color distribution maps and informative sidebars which explain everything from why lions have manes to why cats can’t be vegetarians.
 
Slide 11: Animals A Visual Encyclopedia
Animals A Visual Encyclopedia
$19.99
Highlighting animals most likely to stir youthful imaginations—the deadliest, the largest, the friendliest, the fastest, the downright strangest—Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia reveals the wonders of the animal kingdom through action photography of animals interacting in their native habitats. Organized by animal group with separate entries for every notable type of animal, Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia includes fact files on behavior, distribution, diet, and conservation issues. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
 
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