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Five SISP Authors Awarded Smithsonian Secretary’s Research Prizes for 2013

We are thrilled to announce that four recent SISP books and their authors have been honored with distinguished research prizes by the Secretary of the Smithsonian. The winners are:

William J. McShea and Stuart J. Davies for The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia

Sid Hart for 1812: A Nation Emerges

Thomas Lera for The G.H. Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps

E. Warren Perry, Jr. for Echoes of Elvis: The Cultural Legacy of Elvis Presley

Congratulations to all our winning authors!

CHANGE TO PRINT COPY DISTRIBUTION BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2014

In an effort to encourage sustainability and expand online access to Smithsonian research, as of October 1, 2014, SISP will no longer send print copies of the Smithsonian Contributions Series and proceedings to general mailing lists. Organizations that require print copies may contact Resource Acquisitions at Smithsonian Libraries (202-633-2070) to inquire about joining its exchange program. Others may register at Open SI to receive "new publication" notifications and email SISP for print when copies become available (quantities limited).

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist edited by Anne Collins Goodyear and James W. McManus

Marine Algae of the Northern Gulf of California II: Rhodophyta by James N. Norris (Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, no. 96 - online 14 November 2014; in print December 2014)

Flora of Guaramacal (Venezuela): Monocotyledons edited by L. J. Dorr (Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, no. 100 - online 30 September 2014; in print November 2014)

Unexpected - Earthquake 2011: Lessons to be Learned edited by A. Elena Charola, Corine Wegener, and Robert J. Koestler (Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation, no. 4 - online 30 September 2014; in print November 2014)

Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery by Cynthia Mills

Smithsonian Plant Collections, the Guianas: 1991–1993, and 1995–2000, Bruce Hoffman by Sara N. Alexander, Bruce Hoffman, Carol L. Kelloff, and V. A. Funk (Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, no. 101 - online 10 September 2014; in print October 2014)

Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Disteniidae): Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution by Steven W. Lingafelter, Eugenio H. Nearns, Gérard L. Tavakilian, Miguel A. Monné, and Michael Biondi

Hubble's Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It edited by Roger D. Launius and David H. DeVorkin (online 22 August 2014; in print October 2014)

The Smithsonian Institution Excavation at Tell Jemmeh, Israel, 1970-1990 edited by David Ben-Shlomo and Gus Van Beek (Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 50 - online 22 July 2014; in print Fall 2014)

Carriage Terminology: An Historical Dictionary by Don H. Berkebile - released in ebook 20 May 2014

Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals: Rodentia (Myomorpha, Anomaluromorpha, and Hystricomorpha) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution by Robert D. Fisher and Craig A. Ludwig (Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 642 - in print and online 10 April 2014)

Grasses of Washington, D.C. by Kamal M. Ibrahim and Paul M. Peterson (Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, no. 99 - online 6 March 2014; in print 6 March 2014)

A Chance for Lasting Survival: Ecology and Behavior of Wild Giant Pandas by Pan Wenshi, Lü Zhi, Zhu Xiaojian, Wang Dajun, Wang Hao, Long Yu, Fu Dali, and Zhou Xin; edited by William J. McShea, Richard B. Harris, David Garshelis, and Wang Dajun; translated from the original Mandarin by Richard B. Harris

FORTHCOMING

Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection edited by Cheryl Ganz

The First Smithsonian Collection: The European Engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the Role of Prints in the U.S. National Museum by Helena E. Wright

A Revision of the New World Species of Paralimna Loew (Diptera: Ephydridae) by Rosaly Ale-Rocha and Wayne N. Mathis (Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 643)

Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals: Orders Didelphimorphia through Chiroptera (excluding Rodentia) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution by Robert D. Fisher and Craig A. Ludwig (Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 644)

Places of Invention edited by Arthur P. Molella and Anna Karvellas

*Contributions Series volumes available online; click "Digital Publications" link at top of page; for print copies, email us.



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