Cabinet of curiosities: collecting and understanding the wonders of the natural world

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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.
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076116927
9780761189374
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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.

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subject_facet Biological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Juvenile literature, Biology -- Classification -- Juvenile literature, Cabinets of curiosities -- Juvenile literature, Geological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Juvenile literature
title_display Cabinet of curiosities : collecting and understanding the wonders of the natural world
title_full Cabinet of Curiosities Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World, Cabinet of curiosities : collecting and understanding the wonders of the natural world / Gordon Grice
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title_sub collecting and understanding the wonders of the natural world
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