American Museum of Natural History: 125 Years of Expedition and Discovery
The larger-than-life stories in this fascinating book recount the first 125 years of the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, which derives its fame and collections from a spectacular series of expeditions "to the ends of the earth". More than 240 photos, 90 in color, capture all the excitement, danger, and difficulty of exploration and discovery. 10 maps.
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American Museum of Natural History: 125 years of expedition and discoveryUser Review - Book Verdict
This celebration of the American Museum of Natural History's first 125 years is chock full of natural and cultural history lessons, as well as being a historical narrative of the museum itself. The descriptions of the many museum expeditions, covering such diverse places as the poles, the Pacific Northwest, Africa, the American Southwest, and Mexico and led by such noted explorers and scientists as Robert E. Peary, Carl Akeley, and Margaret Mead, are fascinating and entertaining tales. The more than 240 illustrations and color plates complement the text very well. Not an essential purchase, but it should be considered for public and academic collections. [A BOMC dividend and selection of the Natural Science Book Club.]--Nancy J. Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, Ohio
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Photography and artifacts from all around the world. Essays examine the various explorations that were undertaken. Fascinating trivia and imagery.