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A gathering of wonders : behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History

Author: Joseph E Wallace; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Since its Founding in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has stood as one of the world's greatest repositories of scientific information and investigation." "This book offers a backstage tour through the halls and history of the Museum, venturing into ornithology, invertebrates, zoology, entomology, herpetology, and other disciplines, celebrating the treasures and the scientists responsible for bringing  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Wallace; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 0312252218 9780312252212
OCLC Number: 43615407
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Nichols --
The Specter of Extinction --
Evolution's Clay --
Messengers From the World's Wild Places --
The Original Creation Tale --
Tiny Glories of Biodiversity --
Stories of Stasis and Change --
The Life and Times of the Ancient World --
The Front Lines of Conservation --
Stories of Human Diversity.
Responsibility: Joseph Wallace.
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"Since its Founding in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has stood as one of the world's greatest repositories of scientific information and investigation." "This book offers a backstage tour through the halls and history of the Museum, venturing into ornithology, invertebrates, zoology, entomology, herpetology, and other disciplines, celebrating the treasures and the scientists responsible for bringing them to the light of day."--Jacket.

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