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Field Museum of Natural History

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Works: 1,047 works in 1,772 publications in 1 language and 38,585 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Conference proceedings  Catalogs  Fiction  Picture books  Periodicals 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Editor, Depositor
Classifications: QH31.M45, B
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Mammoths and mastodons : titans of the Ice Age by Cheryl Bardoe( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
Provides information about the mammoths and mastodons that roamed the Earth for millions of years
Masks : faces of culture by John W Nunley( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
"Transporting readers across centuries and continents, this volume presents masks from all over the world. 200 colorplates provide such stunning and diverse examples as an intricately carved coronation mask from Cameroon; an exquisite gold Egyptian mummy mask; colorful Mexican Day of the Dead masks; and breathtaking Noh theater masks from Japan." "Accompanying the photographs are essays tracing the functions of masks throughout history, written by scholars in the fields of art history, anthropology, decorative arts and design, and theater. John Nunley examines cross-cultural themes in his discussion of the origins of masks and their use in rituals. He also analyzes the phenomenon of men who "cross-dress" in masquerade, because women are not allowed to wear masks in many societies." "John Emigh and Lesley K. Ferris explore the role of masks in theater, whose roots lie in ritual performance. Cara McCarty looks at the ways in which masks are featured in the medium of film as well. But these artistic examples are not the only masks found in industrial societies. McCarty also discusses the proliferation of masks for physical protection, in areas such as military combat, sports competitions, and space exploration."--BOOK JACKET
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, a fresh look at a pioneering American innovator traces Carver's life, discoveries, and legacy as the first African-American to attend Iowa State College and as an inspirational conservationist
The field mouse and the dinosaur named Sue by Jan Wahl( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
A field mouse finds himself in the Field Museum when the roof of his former home is transported there with the rest of the bones of a dinosaur named Sue
Baby bird portraits by George Miksch Sutton( file )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
George Miksch Sutton is one of the best known and most beloved bird artists of the twentieth century. This book presents thirty-five paintings of downy chicks, nestlings, and fledglings painted from life by Sutton. The exquisite water-colors, housed in the Field Museum of Natural History, span three decades and depict nineteen species of North American birds. Many of the paintings are reproduced here for the first time. In his introduction to the collection, ornithologist Paul Johnsgard discusses Sutton's contributions to bird art and to ornithology. And in essays accompanying the paintings, Johnsgard describes his and Sutton's personal encounters with the birds
Evolution of animal behavior paleontological and field approaches by Matthew H Nitecki( file )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
This volume highlights current research in the field of animal behavior, with an emphasis on evolutionary perspectives. The contributors represent paleontological, field, and experimental approaches. They focus on a series of studies that confront wide-ranging issues, including sexual selection, mate choice, differential parental investment, apparent altruism, cooperative behavior, and the relevance of phylogenetic constraints and historical information. The volume will be of special interest to evolutionary biologists, behavioral ecologists, and paleontologists
Gregor Mendel : the friar who grew peas by Cheryl Bardoe( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of the geneticist, discussing the poverty of his childhood, his struggle to get an education, his life as a monk, his discovery of the laws of genetics, and the rediscovery of his work thirty-five years after its publication
Evolving planet : four billion years of life on Earth by Erica Kelly( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Reveals how, over time, new life-forms evolved from earlier ones, and after serveral billiono years, added up to diversity as well as extinctions
Gregor Mendel : planting the seeds of genetics by Simon Mawer( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
"Considered one of the greatest scientists in history, Gregor Mendel was the first person to map the characteristics of a living thing's successive generations, thus forming the foundation of modern genetic science. In "Gregor Mendel," distinguished novelist and biologist Simon Mawer outlines Mendel's groundbreaking research and traces his intellectual legacy from his discoveries in the mid-19th century to the present. In an engaging narrative enhanced by beautiful illustrations, Mawer details Mendel's life and work, from his experimentation with garden peas through his subsequent findings about heredity and genetic traits. Mawer also highlights the scientific work built on Mendel's breakthroughs, including the discovery of the DNA molecule by scientists Watson and Crick in the 1950s, the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, and the advances in genetics that continue today."--Jacket
Maps : finding our place in the world ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Introducing readers to a wide range of maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures, this book confirms the vital roles of maps throughout history in commerce, art, literature, and national identity
Extinctions ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Pearls : a natural history ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
"Pearls are unique among gemstones. Complete as they are found, they require no faceting or shaping to bring out their beauty and luster. Perhaps because of their origin and radiance, pearls have fascinated people from the time they were first found in artifacts in Mesopotamia (c. 2300 B.C.E.), until the present. Rich with new color photography and archival images, Pearls: A Natural History chronicles this enduring obsession. Based on an exhibition mounted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York and The Field Museum in Chicago, Pearls combines science, history, and beautiful objects both natural and crafted. The authors draw on their varied disciplines to explore all aspects of pearls - biology, gemology, anthropology, mineralogy, ecology, and the decorative arts."--Jacket
The Aztec world ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
"The Aztec World is an illustrated survey of the Aztecs based on insightful research by a team of international experts from the United States and Mexico. In addition to traditional subjects like cosmology, religion, human sacrifice, and political history, this book covers such concerns as the environment and agriculture, health and disease, women and social status, and urbanism. It also discusses the effects of European conquests on Aztec culture and society, in addition to offering contemporary perspectives on their civilization."--Jacket
Fieldiana by Chicago Natural History Museum( file )
in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Splendors of China's Forbidden City : the glorious reign of Emperor Qianlong by Chuimei Ho( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
"This illustrated book brings together some of China's most priceless national treasures, the magnificent legacy of Qianlong's lifestyle, connoisseurship, and patronage, which gathered calligraphy and paintings, ceramics and bronzes, bamboo and jade carving, lacquerwork and enamelwork within its scope. Many of these artifacts - from what was then the richest empire in the world - have never before been published. Taking as its focus the personal and public life of the emperor and his court, Splendors of China's Forbidden City also pictures the challenges inherent in ruling such a diverse nation, and how Qianlong met those challenges, not least by establishing standards of religious ceremony and court practice, and enforcing codes of dress and adornment." "In Splendors of China's Forbidden City the story of one of China's most outstanding emperors is vividly evoked using original texts and artifacts. Offering an imprecedented insights into one of the most glittering courts in world history, this groundbreaking study is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Chinese culture."--BOOK JACKET
A dinosaur named Sue : the find of the century by Fay Robinson( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Describes how the fossil remains of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex was discovered by Susan Hendrickson in South Dakota
Chocolate : the nature of indulgence by Ruth Lopez( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Fieldiana by Chicago Natural History Museum( serial )
in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Contemporary African arts by Maude Wahlman( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Man in the environment by Ruth E Moore( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Chicago Natural History Museum

controlled identity Field Columbian Museum

Chicago (Ill.). Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago Natural History Museum
Field Columbian Museum
Field Museum
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
FMNH
Meiguo-Feierde-Bowuguan
Natural History Museum
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