Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author: Gordon Grice
Editor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761189378
Size: 19,84 MB
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Exactly the book for every young explorer who loves finding stuff in nature and bringing it home. Cabinet of Curiosities is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the wonders of natural history and the joys of being an amateur scientist and collector. Nature writer Gordon Grice, who started his first cabinet of curiosities at age six when he found a skunk’s skull, explains how scientists classify all living things through the Linnaeus system; how to tell real gold from fool’s gold; how to preserve butterflies, crab shells, feathers, a robin’s egg, spider specimens, and honeycombs; how to identify seashells; the difference between antlers and horns; how to read animal tracks. And then, what to do with your specimens, including how to build a cabinet of curiosities out of common household objects, like a desk organizer or a box for fishing tackle.

Cabinets Of Curiosities

Author: Patrick Mauriès
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ISBN: 9780500510919
Size: 14,97 MB
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Cabinets of curiosities showcases collections of oddities and rare objects and the history of curating these at-home displays. Mauriès's survey and commentary are accompanied by 272 illustrations of examples throughout the ages, from medieval to modern.

The Cabinet Of Curiosities

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Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author: Samuel Griswold Goodrich
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The Cabinet Of Curiosities Or Wonders Of The World Displayed

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The Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author: Stefan Bachmann
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062313150
Size: 15,19 MB
Format: PDF
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A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school! The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Origins Of Museums

Author: Oliver R. Impey
Editor: House of Stratus Limited
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In late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe a new phenomenon was developing - learned gentlemen who had perfected their gardens and libraries were setting about the business of creating the first collections. 'The Origins of Museums' is an extensive account of the 'cabinet of curiosities' or 'Wunderkammer' and explains how such cabinets gave rise to the beginnings of museums as we know them and of four centuries of collecting. The intellectual curiosity of the age encompassed interest in the natural world, peoples of antiquity and the discovery of the New World. Renaissance learning saw the emergence of naturalists such as Ulisse Aldrovandi and Conrad Gesner.

The Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author: Paul Dowswell
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408811839
Size: 14,33 MB
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When Lukas Declercq is orphaned, his uncle summons him to Prague, a refuge for Europe's greatest alchemists and natural philosophers, offering to take him on as an apprentice. Uncle Anselmus is court physician to Rudolph II, the reclusive and unstable Emperor. He is also curator of Rudolph's bizarre Cabinet of Curiosities, a series of vast rooms stuffed with wonders and scientific marvels such as a nail from Noah's Ark, phoenix feathers and monstrous freaks of nature, which fascinate Lukas. As Rudolph retreats further into his fantasy world, the threat of rebellion hangs in the air. Dorantes, a diplomat from Spain, comes with his daughter, Celestina, on a mission from Philip II to persuade Rudolph to give up his heretical ways. But he discovers the court is full of diplomats who have been waiting months or years for an audience with the Emperor. Dorantes notices how some had wormed their way into the Emperor's favour by presenting him with fantastic gifts for his Cabinet, and sets about creating a device that he says will stop time. But it works only in the presence of the Emperor. Lukas knows the terrible truth behind Dorantes's mission. But sinister forces have plans for Lukas too, and before he can thwart the plot against the Emperor, Lukas must gamble on Celestina's loyalty in order to save his own life.

The Medicine Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author: Nicholas Bakalar
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429964545
Size: 17,93 MB
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Delightful doses of medical miscellany about wacky doctors and their curious patients, from their smallest bones (the stapes) to their heaviest organs (the liver) In this addictive collection of trivia, Nicholas Bakalar, the "Vital Signs" columnist for The New York Times, spoons out the things you never realized you really want to know about your body and your health. Bakalar shares the wonders of medicine, from medical firsts (in 1667, the first survivor of a blood transfusion received sheep's blood) to medical onlys (rabies is the only infectious disease that is 100 percent curable when treated and 100 percent fatal if not). He takes a tour of diseases that belong in horror movies: liquefying organs, flesh-eating bacteria, mushrooms sprouting in the throat. He notes remarkable remedies, such as dark chocolate, which can stand in for blood-pressure pills. And he dissects the chemistry of the human body (including the 0.0000000000000015259 percent that is radium). With a specialist's attention to the funny bone as well as the gray matter, Bakalar's The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities tickles the curiosity of both the healthy and the hypochondriac, following Voltaire's dictum that "the art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."

The Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author: Douglas Preston
Editor: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784970506
Size: 11,87 MB
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In downtown Manhattan, workers on a construction site breach a long-forgotten basement, unearthing a charnel house: thirty-six bodies, systematically dismembered and carefully immured at least 130 years ago. It's just the kind of case to intrigue the unorthodox and enigmatic FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast. But he's not the only interested party. Soon after the bodies are discovered a killer strikes. Their victim's corpse bears the same precise mutilations as the bodies in the basement. The nightmare has begun. Again. 'Fast-moving, sophisticated and bursting with surprises ... There's nothing else like them' WASHINGTON POST. 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI.