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Slide 0: The Science of James Smithson
The Science of James Smithson
$29.95
James Smithson is best known as the founder of the Smithsonian Institution, but few people know his full and fascinating story. The Science of James Smithson: Discoveries from the Smithsonian Founder is a comprehensive tribute to Smithson's contributions to chemistry, mineralogy, and more. This detailed narrative illuminates Smithson and his quest for knowledge at a time when chemists still debated things as basic as the nature of fire, and struggled to maintain their networks amid the ever-changing conditions of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. By providing scientific and intellectual context to his work, The Science of James Smithson is a comprehensive tribute to Smithson's contributions to his fields.

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    Slide 1: Incredible Archaeology
    Incredible Archaeology
    $40.00
    Incredible Archaeology: Inspiring Places from Our Human Past offers a journey through the best archaeological sites the world has to offer. With stunning photography, it serves as both a dazzling spectacle and travel inspiration, making it perfect for armchair travelers and world adventurers alike. Archaeological sites tell a story spanning thousands of years, and the ones in this book range from the well-known to hidden gems, handpicked for their desirability as destinations. Explore the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde, the Abu Simbel twin temples in Egypt, the Terracotta Army in China, the Nazca Lines in Peru and the hill fort known as Maiden Castle in England. 
     
    Slide 2: The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
    The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
    $29.99
    The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed: Surprising Stories Behind the Jewels explores the scandals, mysteries, and human stories behind the world's greatest gems. Brought to life by the curator of the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, fact is separated from fiction in this original book that reveals fresh information and regales the reader with anecdotes and tales of some of the world's greatest and most famous gemstones. Dr. Post tells the stories of the Smithsonian's most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond, Star of Asia Sapphire, Carmen Lucia Ruby, Hooker Emerald, and Blue Heart Diamond—and also presents the tales, details, and fascinating facts surrounding rarely displayed gems from the Smithsonian vault and additions made to the collection since 1997.
     
    Slide 3: Rose Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
    Rose Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
    $30.00
    Experience the beauty of a floating jellyfish without getting wet. This Rose Gold Jellyfish Paperweight is handcrafted from multiple layers of molten glass that highlights the ethereal qualities of jellyfish. Subtle golden touches add a dose of shine. The effect is stunning, and one that continues when the lights go out. This jellyfish absorbs light, and looks even more amazing as it glows in the dark. Each may vary slightly.

    Item does not come with pictured lighted base. Base can be purchased here.
     
    Slide 4: Blue Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
    Blue Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
    $75.00
    Experience the beauty of a floating jellyfish without getting wet. This Blue Gold Jellyfish Paperweight is handcrafted from multiple layers of molten glass that highlights the ethereal qualities of jellyfish. Subtle golden touches add a dose of shine. The effect is stunning, and one that continues when the lights go out. This jellyfish absorbs light, and looks even more amazing as it glows in the dark. Each may vary slightly.

    Item does not come with pictured lighted base. Base can be purchased here.
     
    Slide 5: Blue Jellyfish Paperweight
    Blue Jellyfish Paperweight
    $150.00
    Experience the beauty of a floating jellyfish without getting wet. This Blue Jellyfish Paperweight is handcrafted from multiple layers of molten glass that highlights the ethereal qualities of jellyfish. The effect is stunning, and one that continues when the lights go out. This jellyfish absorbs light, and looks even more amazing as it glows in the dark. Each may vary slightly.

    Item does not come with pictured lighted base. Base can be purchased here.
     
    Slide 6: Crab Apple Blossom Paperweight
    Crab Apple Blossom Paperweight
    $80.00
    This Crab Apple Blossom Paperweight adds a natural element to your space, and it's one full of meaning. This flower is thought to symbolize fertility, and its tree is often associated with love and marriage. The sweet sentiment is created with real flowers encased in resin, forever in bloom. Each may vary slightly.
     
    Slide 7: Insect Connoisseur Wall of Curiosities
    Insect Connoisseur Wall of Curiosities
    $68.00
    Unwrap a surprise chest full of pop-out cardboard animals and paper leaves with the Insect Connoisseur Wall of Curiosities décor kit. Flat insects and flowers come to three-dimensional life by your hand. Build up a magnificent world on your walls.
     
    Slide 8: Honey Bee Ornament
    Honey Bee Ornament
    $28.00
    SPECIAL OFFER: PURCHASE TWO OR MORE FOR $24 EACH

    This sweet glass Honey Bee Ornament adds some buzz and cheers up an indoor space year-round. Dynasty Gallery Lampwork artists use an open flame torch to melt down glass rods that are then delicately shaped into every gardener's beloved pollinator.
     
    Slide 9: Red Poppy Ornament
    Red Poppy Ornament
    $28.00
    SPECIAL OFFER: PURCHASE TWO OR MORE FOR $24 EACH

    A beautiful addition to an indoor space, this glass Red Poppy Ornament packs in bright color and a lot of symbolism. This flower has long been associated with remembrance and hope for a peaceful future, and is worn as a sign of support for the Armed Forces community. Dynasty Gallery Lampwork artists use an open flame torch to melt down glass rods that are then delicately shaped into a perfect poppy.
     
    Slide 10: Garden Birds Mobile
    Garden Birds Mobile
    $28.00
    Birds take flight indoors with the Garden Birds Mobile by Studio Roof. The birds tell stories of rustling foliage, warm sun rays and sudden dives—but you need to craft them into shape first. This flock comes flat and takes three-dimensional shape by your hands.
     
    Slide 11: Monarch Butterfly Kite
    Monarch Butterfly Kite
    $38.00
    This Monarch Butterfly Kite is based on the proven Malay diamond platform that features a built-in dihedral fitting to automatically set the correct wind angles. But what little flyers will really appreciate is the stunning visual the kite makes as it soars through the sky—and how easy to launch and fly it is.