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The American Museum of Natural History and how it got that way

Author: Colin Davey; Thomas A Lesser; Kermit Roosevelt
Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the building of the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium, a story of history, politics, science, and exploration, including the roles of American presidents,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Davey; Thomas A Lesser; Kermit Roosevelt
ISBN: 9780823283484 0823283488
OCLC Number: 1048936815
Description: xiii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kermit Roosevelt III --
How this book came to be written / Colin Davey --
Preface / Thomas A. Lesser --
Introduction --
Part I: The American Museum of Natural History and how it got that way. 1. Manhattan Square ; 2. The master plan and the Bickmore Wing ; 3. The Jesup years (1881-1908) and the Seventy-seventh Street façade ; 4. Robert Peary, the journey to the North Pole, and the Cape York meteorites ; 5. The Osborn years (1908-1933) ; 6. The Akeley African Hall : from the elephant in the room to the seven-hundred-pound gorilla ; 7. The evolution of the dinosaur exhibits ; 8. The years 1936 to 1999 --
Part II: The heavens in the attic. 9. From the beginning of time to October 2, 1935 ; 10. Robert Moses and the Norman Bel Geddes report ; 11. The golden age of spaceflight and the Hayden Planetarium ; 12. A visit to the original Hayden Planetarium ; 13. The Rose Center for Earth and Space --
Epilogue: The Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.
Responsibility: Colin Davey with Thomas A. Lesser ; foreword by Kermit Roosevelt III.

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