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

Author: Tom Baione; American Museum of Natural History. Library.; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Signature, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Highlights 40 masterworks of illustrated scientific art from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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All Authors / Contributors: Tom Baione; American Museum of Natural History. Library.; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 9781454912149 1454912146
OCLC Number: 879343425
Notes: At head of title: American Museum of Natural History.
Description: xi, 163 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The first animal book / Richard Ellis --
First glimpses of a new world / 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 1678 / George E. Harlow --
Made Merian / Paula Schrynemakers --
The apothecary's cabinet / Robert S. Voss --
Louis Renard and his book of extraordinary creatures / Mai Qaraman Reitmeyer --
Rösel 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 Tëmkin --
Pith paper butterfly souvenirs / Diana Shih --
Alexander Wilson and the birth of American ornithology / Mai Qaraman Reitmeyer --
Egypt revealed / Nina J. Root --
Prince Maximillian zu Wied : a military man turned naturalist / Charles W. Myers --
Discovering a new world : François Péron'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 --
Alcide d'Orbigny : Darwin's rival naturalist / Niles Eldredge --
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 --
Books for the naturalist in everyone / Barbara Rhodes --
Seeing is believing / Tom Baione --
Fashion in the natural world / Stacy J. Schiff.
Other Titles: American Museum of Natural History natural histories
Responsibility: edited by Tom Baione.

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