Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian)
Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything
A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural History presents an unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. Giving a clear overview of the classification of our natural world-over 6,000 species-Natural History looks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. Featuring a remarkable array of specially commissioned photographs, Natural History looks at thousands of specimens and species displayed in visual galleries that take the reader on an incredible journey from the most fundamental building blocks of the world's landscapes, through the simplest of life forms, to plants, fungi, and animals.
- Brand: DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
- ASIN: 0756667526
- UPC: 690472067528
Fossils Sticker Book
A fun and informative introduction to fossils, packed with fascinating facts, puzzles, games, and 100 reusable stickersThis colorful activity book is crammed with 100 reuseable stickers of fossilized plants and animals that lived a long time ago, from ancient sea creatures and dinosaur claws to whole cockroaches preserved in amber. The stickers are accompanied by informative sections on how fossils form, the different types of fossil that can be found, and what they can tell us about what the world was like millions, or even billions, of years ago. There is plenty of fossil fun to be found too, with some exciting games including a dot-to-dot puzzle and a dinosaur maze. The book contains bite-size facts about many of the creatures featured, so young children can discover what fossils actually are and what they can look like in a fun and engaging way. They can also create their own fossil dig by adding stickers to a fantastic double page spread.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0565093525
An Agenda for Antiquity: Henry Fairfield Osborn & Vertebrate Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, 1890-1935 (History of American Science and Technology Series)
An Agenda for Antiquity: Henry Fairfield Osborn &
Rainger (history, Texas Tech U.) examines how and why vertebrate paleontology, a relatively marginal field of scientific inquiry, flourished at New York's American Museum of Natural History in the early 20th century. He focuses on Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935), a prominent scientist and administrator who dominated vertebrate paleontology in that era and played a pivotal role in creating a leading institution and a major program of research in that field. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
- ASIN: 081730536X
Home Comforts Canvas Print Fossil Museum of Natural History Petrification Stone Vivid Imagery Stretched Canvas 32 x 24
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year
Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genomes look and function like those of worms and bacteria. Your Inner Fish makes us look at ourselves and our world in an illuminating new light. This is science writing at its finest—enlightening, accessible and told with irresistible enthusiasm.
- Brand: Vintage
- ASIN: 0307277453
Fire Mountain: The Eruption and Rebirth of Mount St. Helens
Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in
In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks! From the smallest (the dwarf lantern) to the largest (the whale shark), the most notorius (the great white) to the most obscure (the goblin), the Cat explains why sharks have lots of teeth but no bones; how their tough skin helps them swim fast and stay clean (inspiring scientists--and bathing suit manufacturers!); how pores along the sides of their bodies help them sense prey; that they have more to fear from us than we do from them, and much, much more! Perfect for shark and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers, fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will sink their teeth into this new addition to the series!
- Brand: Random House Books for Young Readers
- ASIN: 0375870733
- UPC: 884286395988
Paleontological Collections of Germany, Austria and Switzerland: The History of Life of Fossil Organisms at Museums and Universities (Natural History Collections)
Paleontological Collections of Germany, Austria and Switzerland: The
This book is devoted to 250 years of collecting, organizing and preserving paleontological specimens by generations of scientists. Paleontological collections are a huge resource for modern research and should be available for national and international scientists and institutions, as well as prospective public and private customers. These collections are an important part of the scientific enterprise, supporting research, public education, and the documentation of past biodiversity. Much of what we are beginning to understand about our world, we owe to the collection, preservation, and ongoing study of natural specimens. Properly preserved collections of fossil marine or terrestrial plants and animals are archives of Earth's history and vital to our ability to learn about our place in its future.The approach employed by the editors involves not only an introduction to the paleontological collections in general, but also information on the international and national collection networks. Particular attention is given to new exhibition concepts and approaches of sorting, preserving and researching in paleontological collections and also their neglect and/or threat. In addition, the book provides information on all big public museums, on important state museums and regional Muse...
- ASIN: 331977400X
Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle
Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the
A lively account of how dinosaurs became a symbol of American power and prosperity and gripped the popular imagination during the Gilded Age, when their fossil remains were collected and displayed in museums financed by North America’s wealthiest business tycoons.Although dinosaur fossils were first found in England, a series of dramatic discoveries during the late 1800s turned North America into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. At the same time, the United States emerged as the world’s largest industrial economy, and creatures like Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Triceratops became emblems of American capitalism. Large, fierce, and spectacular, American dinosaurs dominated the popular imagination, making front-page headlines and appearing in feature films.Assembling the Dinosaur follows dinosaur fossils from the field to the museum and into the commercial culture of North America’s Gilded Age. Business tycoons like Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan made common cause with vertebrate paleontologists to capitalize on the widespread appeal of dinosaurs, using them to project American exceptionalism back into prehistory. Learning from the show-stopping techniques of P. T. Barnum, museums exhibited dinosaurs to attract, entertain, and educate the public. By assembling...
- ASIN: 067473758X
1898 American Museum of Natural History New York illustrated
1898 American Museum of Natural History New York
Vintage magazine article removed from MetropolitanMagazine. December 1898. Contains 7 pages and 6 illustrations. Page size approximately 6 inches x 9 inches.Would be great for any vintage paper collection. Illustrations include:American Museum of Natural HistoryGiant fossil sloth from South AmericaMastodon found near Newburg, NYCanoe of Bella-Bella IndiansMexican burial imagesTerra-cotta figure of Old Mexican WarriorSkeleton of a giant Irish elkSkeleton of a Short-horned RhinoSKU # 442Nice article overall. Has some browning, age toning, and dinged corners, but overall very nice for a 100-year-old magazine article.3.99 First ClassExported By ExportYourStore
- Brand: history-bytes
- ASIN: B07SW5NG8S
Remarkable Creatures: A Novel
Remarkable Creatures: A
A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.
- ASIN: B002TV079M
Skullduggery Eyewitness Kits Perfect Cast Fossilworks Cast, Paint, Display and Learn Craft Kit
Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian's Fossil Halls (Museums and Collections)
Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and
Extinct Monsters to Deep Time is an ethnography that documents the growing friction between the research and outreach functions of the museum in the 21st century. Marsh describes participant observation and historical research at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History as it prepared for its largest-ever exhibit renovation, Deep Time. As a museum ethnography, the book provides a grounded perspective on the inner-workings of the world’s largest natural history museum and the social processes of communicating science to the public.
- ASIN: 1789201225
T-REX SKULL T-SHIRT Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur Fossil Shirt
Dinosaurs Alive! [Blu-ray 3D]
Dinosaurs Alive! [Blu-ray
This Blu-ray disc will play on standard Blu-ray players & 3D Blu-ray players. To watch this movie in Blu-ray 3D, you will need a 3D-capable television and a 3D-capable Blu-ray player. Uncover the mysteries buried beneath our feet! Join the world's preeminent paleontologists in this eye-popping IMAX adventure as they uncover some of history';s most astonishing dinosaur finds. Travel across the exotic dunes of the Gobi Desert and along the sandstone buttes of New Mexico as scientists make brand-new discoveries about dinosaur behavior, their environments and find what could be the oldest dinosaur ever unearthed in North America. With stunningly realistic and scientifically accurate CGI, you'll see these amazing creatures come alive... in a big way! Narrated by Michael Douglas.
- Brand: Image Entertainment
- ASIN: B00428CCO8
- UPC: 014381676754
National Geographic Kids Sharks Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books)
National Geographic Kids Sharks Sticker Activity Book: Over
Rule the ocean in this shark-tastic sticker and activity book from National Geographic Kids! This super engaging activity book is packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, shark facts, and more. Shark-crazy kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun, learning as they go!
- Brand: National Geographic Children s Books
- ASIN: 1426317743
British Caenozoic Fossils: Written by Natural History Museum, 2001 Edition, (5th New edition of Revised edition) Publisher: Natural History Museum Paperback
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Disappearing Dino Mug - Heat Sensitive Color Changing Coffee Mug - Add Hot Liquid and Watch Dinosaurs Turn to Fossils
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Disappearing Dino Mug -
Brought to You by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.) Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake. More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.
- Color: Dinosaurs
- Brand: The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
- ASIN: B001F1XWPI
- UPC: 814229005773
I Am NOT a Dinosaur!
I Am NOT a
Way back in time, astonishing creatures lived on our planet. But they weren’t all dinosaurs! In this fun, fascinating book, you’ll meet some of these amazing prehistoric creatures, from a very big fish with 7-inch teeth to a flying reptile. Based on specimens in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History, I Am NOT a Dinosaur! uses riddle-like rhymes and bright illustrations to reveal 16 creatures. With an introduction from Chairman of Paleontology at the Museum, Dr. Mark Norell, the book also features short notes, fossil photos, and an illustrated timeline to explain everything, simply and clearly, to even the youngest dinosaur hunter.
- ASIN: 1454914912