Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

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Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library by Tom Baione, American Museum of Natural History

For the first time, Natural Histories allows readers a privileged glimpse of seldom seen, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection--a collection of over 450,000 volumes. Forty essays from the museum's top experts in a variety of natural science disciplines, from anthropology to zoology, accompany and discuss each rare tome's unique qualities and scientific contribution. Packaged with extraordinary prints suitable for framing and facsimile items inside bound-in envelopes, this deluxe edition will fascinate both natural science and art lovers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402791499
Publisher: Sterling Signature
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Natural Histories Series
Edition description: Clamshell Box with Book & Art Prints
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 275,645
Product dimensions: 12.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Tom Baione is the Harold Boeschenstein Director of Library Services in the American Museum of Natural History's Library and oversees all aspects of the library's functions. An active member of the Grolier Club, Tom divides his time between Manhattan and Long Island.

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Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Curious-Clara More than 1 year ago
I gave this book as a Christmas gift and the recipient said he had never seen any book like it and was thrilled to have and read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sent this at Christmas to friends in Vermont. I received a phone call on Christmas Day with a truly excited thank you, "Oh, Nancy, You always send such unusual and interesting gifts!" They went on to say that they had framed two of the "beautiful" prints. and raved about how fascinating the book was. Based on their review .......I need to buy this book for myself!!!
aliceinafrica More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful package. I haven't read much of it yet, but the prints are lovely, and the book is nicely made and includes many illustrations, both of the included prints and others. Box is very sturdy.