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Natural histories : extraordinary rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

Author: Tom Baione
Publisher: New York : Sterling Signature, 2012.
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"A 176-page monograph containing over two hundred illustrations and forty essays on notable masterworks spanning four hundred years"--Insert.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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All Authors / Contributors: Tom Baione
ISBN: 9781402791499 1402791496
OCLC Number: 778416372
Description: xi, 163 pages, 40 leaves of plates (some color ; 28 x 22 cm) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm, in case 31 x 24 x 4 cm
Contents: The First Animal Book / Richard Ellis --
Essay by David Hurst Thomas --
The Uranometria Star Atlas / Michael Shara --
Flora, Fauna, and Fifangha : Madagascar by Flacourt / Alex de Voogt --
On the strangeness of Hooke's Micrographia / David Kohn --
The Buyer's Guide to India, Circa 1676 / George E. Harlowe --
Made Merian / Paula Schrynemakers --
The Apothecary's Cabinet / Robert S. Voss --
Louise Renard and His Book of Extraordinary Creatures / Mai Qaraman --
Roesel von Rosenhof and His Natural History of Frogs / Darrel Frost --
Knorr's Fossil Treasures from the Solnhofen / Neil H. Landman --
Martini and Chemnitz's Iconographic Encyclopedia of Mollusks / Louise M. Crowley --
Moses Harris : Naturalist and Artist / David Grimaldi --
Observing Vesuvius with Sir William Hamilton / James Webster --
The Volumes of Cramer and Stoll : A Timeless Contribution to the Science of Butterflies and Moths / James S. Miller --
Bloch's Remarkable Fishes / Melanie L.J. Stiassny --
A Beautiful Harvest : Herbst's Crabs and Crayfish / Bella Galil --
At the Dawn of Malacology : The Salient and Silent Oeuvre of Giuseppe Saverio Poli / Ilya Temkin --
Pith Paper Butterfly Souvenirs / Diana Shih. Alexander Wilson and the Birth of American Ornithology / Mai Qaraman --
Egypt Revealed / Nina J. Root --
Prince Maximillian zu Wied : A Military Man Turned Naturalist / Charles W. Myers --
Discovering a New World : Francois Peron's Voyage to Australia / Richard Pearson --
From the Depths of the Sea : Risso's Pioneering Studies of Deep-Sea Life / Bella Galil --
Lorenz Oken and His Magical Numerology Tour / George F. Barrowclough --
Art in the Service of Science / Nina J. Root --
The First Comprehensive Description of the Amphibians and Reptiles of the World / Christopher J. Raxworthy --
Burritt's Sky Atlases / Neil deGrasse Tyson --
Colonel McKenney's Indian Gallery / Peter M. Whiteley --
Darwin's Voyage of Discovery / Nancy B. Simmons --
Schreber's World of Mammals / Miriam T. Gross --
Sailing to the South Pole : Dumont D'Urville and the Discovery of East Antarctica / Ross D.E. MacPhee --
The Last Hurrah : Audubon and Bachman's Mammals / Mary LeCroy --
Transported to Another Planet : John Gould's The Mammals of Australia / Robin Beck --
The Perfect Performance of a Particular Kind of Work / Eleanor Sterling --
Elliot's Jewels : Birds in Paradise / Joel L. Cracraft --
Seeing Is Believing / Tom Baione --
The History of the World Is Written on a Fly's Wings / Stacy Schiff --
Essay by Niles Eldredge --
Books for the Naturalist in Everyone / Barbara Rhodes.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Baione.

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