A Long Look at Nature: The North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

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What does a jar of preserved leopard frogs or the articulated skeleton of a beached sperm whale say about the way we understand nature in North Carolina? Margaret Martin explores this question in the story of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sci
 

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Contents

Collecting Nature
1
Rocks and Minerals
23
Fossils
37
Invertebrates
59
Fishes
73
Reptiles and Amphibians
91
Birds
109
Mammals
129
A Model of Nature
145
Sources
161
Index
169
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About the author (2001)

A native North Carolinian, Margaret Martin has worked in schools, museums, and communities across the state to heighten awareness of its rich cultural and natural heritage. She is director of communications at the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences.

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