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Official guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Author: Sharon L Barry; National Museum of Natural History (U.S.); Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Presents an illustrated guide to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and includes more than two hundred color photographs of mammals, fossils, gems and minerals, and ancient cultures of the world.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon L Barry; National Museum of Natural History (U.S.); Smithsonian Institution.
OCLC Number: 935472228
Description: 151 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Welcome to the Museum --
National Museum of Natural History : where wonders never cease. The architecture of excellence ; Once upon a museum ; Building the collections ; Spotlight : Spencer Fullerton Baird, a passionate collector ; Outgrowing the attic ; Spotlight : collecting for the future ; Learning from the collections ; Spotlight : why do we need so many beetles? ; The Museum today ; Spotlight : the Online Museum ; Behind the scenes ; Wonders to come --
For openers. The Kenneth E. Behring Family Rotunda ; Constitution Avenue lobby ; Spotlight : Olmec colossal head --
Biology halls. Sant Ocean Hall ; Partners in evolution : butterflies + plants ; Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals ; Spotlight : meet one of your oldest relatives ; Birds of the District of Columbia ; O. Orkin Insect Zoo ; Spotlight : Smithsonian Butterfly Garden ; Bones ; Galapagos ; Reptiles and amphibians --
Anthropology halls. David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins ; Korean Gallery ; African voices ; Origins of Western cultures ; Spotlight : the Iceman --
Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals. Spotlight : the Hope Diamond ; Harry Winston Gallery ; National Gem Collection ; Minerals and Gems Gallery ; Mine Gallery ; Rocks Gallery ; Plate Tectonics Gallery ; Moon, Meteorites, and Solar System Gallery --
Fossils halls. Earliest traces of life ; Grand opening : fossils galore ; Life in the ancient seas ; Conquest of land ; Reptiles : masters of land ; Spotlight : Triceratops ; Spotlight : FossiLab ; Mammals in the limelight ; Ice Age mammals --
Other things to do. Johnson IMAX Theater ; Discovery Room ; Naturalist Center.
Other Titles: National Museum of Natural History
Responsibility: [writers, Sharon L. Barry and others].

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Presents an illustrated guide to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and includes more than two hundred color photographs of mammals, fossils, gems and minerals, and ancient cultures of the world.

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