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Natural histories : extraordinary rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library / edited by Tom Baione.

Contributor(s): Baione, Tom | American Museum of Natural History. Library | American Museum of Natural History | American Museum of Natural History. Library.; American Museum of Natural History.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Sterling Signature, 2014Copyright date: ©2012Edition: Hardcover edition.Description: xi, 163 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781454912149 (hardcover); 1454912146 (hardcover).Other title: American Museum of Natural History natural histories.Subject(s): American Museum of Natural History. Library -- Catalogues | Natural history -- Bibliography -- Catalogues | Illustrated books -- Bibliography -- Catalogues | Rare books -- Bibliography -- CataloguesDDC classification: 016.508
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.
At head of title: American Museum of Natural History. -Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162) and index. -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. -Highlights 40 masterworks of illustrated scientific art from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History.
Summary: Highlights 40 masterworks of illustrated scientific art from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History.
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Inside the American Museum of Natural History is an eight-story library--one of the largest natural-science libraries in the Western Hemisphere--that contains over 450,000 volumes of monographs, pamphlets, reprints, and original rare books. Natural Histories allows readers a privileged glimpse of these seldom-seen, fully illustrated scientific works. Forty essays from the museum's top experts in a variety of disciplines enhance each rare tome's unique qualities and scientific contribution, and three to four illustrations accompany each one. This beautiful book will fascinate natural science and art lovers alike.

At head of title: American Museum of Natural History.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162) and index.

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.

At head of title: American Museum of Natural History. -Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162) and index. -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. -Highlights 40 masterworks of illustrated scientific art from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History.

Highlights 40 masterworks of illustrated scientific art from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History.

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