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Exploration and Discovery - Treasures of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Exploration and Discovery - Treasures of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Skelly, David K.
By Near, Thomas J.
By (photographer) Lorenz, Robert

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Founded in 1866 with a generous gift from international financier George Peabody, the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University has for 150 years acquired, studied, protected, and displayed its ever-expanding collections. Among the museum s 13,000,000 items are iconic ...fossils, striking ethnographic pieces, historical flora, and extinct species a remarkable record of the history of Earth, its life, and its cultures. More than mere curios, these objects represent key cornerstones in our understanding of the natural world. Taken together, the Peabody s rich collections illuminate advancements in knowledge over the past 200 years and reveal important connections between social change and the evolution of science. This beautifully illustrated book highlights important objects from the museum s ten scientific disciplines: Yale s first microscope, purchased in 1734; the New World s first recorded meteorite from 1807; the dinosaur that changed everything in 1969; and the skull of a new monkey species discovered in 2012. Such treasures represent generations of inspired seekers and thinkers at the Peabody, whose research and discoveries altered our understanding of Earth, its past, and our place in the natural world a pursuit that continues to this day.
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ISBN 9781933789057
Released NZ 15 Jun 2016
Publisher Peabody Museum of Natural Hist
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781933789057
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Peabody Museum of Natural Hist
Imprint Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
Released 15 Jun 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Skelly, David K.
By Near, Thomas J.
By (photographer) Lorenz, Robert
Category Anthropology
Science: General Issues
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 277mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code 508
Weight 490g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade

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