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作者 Skelly, David K., author
書名 Exploration & discovery : treasures of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History / David K. Skelly, Thomas J. Near ; photography by Robert Lorenz ; with a foreword by James Prosek
出版項 New Haven, Connecticut : Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, [2016]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press
©2016
國際標準書號 9781933789057 (pbk)
1933789050 (pbk)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  QH70.U62 N447 2016    在架上    30610020503280
說明 126 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index
Foreword -- Preface -- Exploration, discovery, and understanding -- Discovering nature -- From the ends of the earth -- Conserving nature -- Evolving science -- One in a million -- A changing earth
"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 fall 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."-- Page 2 of cover
主題 Peabody Museum of Natural History -- Catalogs
Natural history museums -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Catalogs
Natural history -- Catalogs and collections -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Peabody Museum of Natural History. fast (OCoLC)fst00537106
Natural history -- Catalogs and collections. fast (OCoLC)fst01034273
Natural history museums. fast (OCoLC)fst01034350
Connecticut -- New Haven. fast (OCoLC)fst01206280
Catalogs. fast (OCoLC)fst01423692
Alt Author Near, Thomas J., author
Lorenz, Robert, photographer
Prosek, James, writer of foreword
Peabody Museum of Natural History, issuing body
Alt Title Exploration and discovery
Treasures of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
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