Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities

Autore: Albertus Seba
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Albertus Seba's "Cabinet of Natural Curiosities" is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam based pharmacist, Albertus Seba (1665-1736) had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. In 1731, after decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of each and every specimen and arranged the publication of a catalog detailing his entire collection.

Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri 1734 1765

Autore: Albertus Seba
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Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri

Autore: Albertus Seba
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ISBN: 9783836554374
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Exotic plants, corals and crocodiles, birds and butterflies. Albertus Seba's extraordinary catalog of natural specimens is not only one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements, but also one of the most prized natural history books of all time. It is a beautiful tribute to the breadth and the detail of creatures great and...

Natural Curiosities

Autore: Victoria Charles
Editore: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780422318
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Reflecting their owner’s taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying rare vegetable and animal species and fossils, these cabinets were always dedicated to science and knowledge. By collecting uncommon and beautiful objects in nature, rich noblemen were able to build a microcosm expressing the diversity of God’s creation.

Monet Oder Der Triumph Des Impressionismus Nos 1 968

Autore: Daniel Wildenstein
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ISBN: 9783822887257
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This four-volume work contains all of Monet's 2000 pictures, as well as almost 100 rediscovered canvases. The first volume acts as an introduction to Monet's life, and the others present his complete work in chronological, historical and scientific terms.

The Portrait

Autore: Norbert Schneider
Editore: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822819951
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The Complete Guide To Night And Lowlight Photography

Autore: Michael Freeman
Editore: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600592065
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Aimed at serious photographers, this lavishly illustrated guide takes a close look at every detail of lowlight photography. Michael Freeman (The Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Mastering Digital Black & White Photography) offers in-depth analysis of the many techniques photographers must master for night and lowlight shooting. Point by point, he discusses how to keep the camera steady, what lenses and camera settings to use, and how to best apply flash, bracketing, image-stabilizing, vibration reduction, and noise reduction. He also outlines common lowlight situations, from stormy weather and deep shade to twilight, moonlight, city lights, and nightclubs. Finally, Freeman examines software programs and processes that will increase the quality of lowlight photographs.

Natural Curiosities

Autore: Alfred Russel Wallace
Editore: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1781609802
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Reflecting their owner’s taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying rare vegetable and animal species and fossils, these cabinets were always dedicated to science and knowledge. By collecting uncommon and beautiful objects in nature, rich noblemen were able to build a microcosm expressing the diversity of God’s creation.

Devices Of Curiosity

Autore: Oliver Gaycken
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199860696
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Devices of Curiosity excavates a largely unknown genre of early cinema, the popular-science film. Primarily a work of cinema history, it also draws on the insights of the history of science. Beginning around 1903, a variety of producers made films about scientific topics for general audiences, inspired by a vision of cinema as an educational medium. This book traces the development of popular-science films over the first half of the silent era, from its beginnings in England to its flourishing in France around 1910. Devices of Curiosity also considers how popular-science films exemplify the circulation of knowledge. These films initially relied upon previous traditions such as the magic-lantern lecture for their representational strategies, and they continually had recourse to established visual iconography, but they also created novel visual paradigms and led to the creation of ambitious new film collections. Finally, the book discerns a transit between nonfictional and fictional modes, seeing affinities between popular-science films and certain aspects of fiction films, particularly Louis Feuillade's crime melodramas. This kind of circulation is important for an understanding of the wider relevance of early popular-science films, which impacted the formation of the documentary, educational, and avant-garde cinemas.

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Neogene Tonnoidean Gastropods Of Tropical And South America

Autore: A. G. Beu
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The American Biology Teacher

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Arquivos De Zoologia

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Dwell

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The Eighteenth Century

Autore: Jim Springer Borck
Editore: AMS Press
ISBN: 9780404622305
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This 17th volume from the series of bibliographies of the 18th century is divided into sections on: printing and bibliographic studies; historical, social and economic studies; philosophy, science and religion; the fine arts; literary studies; and individual authors.

The History Of Natural History

Autore: Gavin D. R. Bridson
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New Scientist

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America S Membership Libraries

Autore: Richard Wendorf
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"Long Before the Establishment of public libraries in America, during the Colonial period and the early decades of the new Republic, thousands of "social" or membership libraries served as the primary venues for the circulation of books. This collection of sixteen essays represents the first attempt to provide, through individual histories of the largest surviving membership libraries, a composite portrait of this important movement in American library history. Although they sport different names - society library, library society, mercantile library, mechanics' institute, athenaeum - all of these institutions have played a significant role in the intellectual and cultural lives of their communities, which range from Boston, New York, and Charleston to Cincinnati, San Francisco, and La Jolla. Some continue to serve as the central library in their city, whereas others resemble large, independent research institutions. Each chapter in this book is intended to stand alone, and yet collectively these essays should suggest the evolution of a particular kind of American library during the past three centuries."--BOOK JACKET.