An Explorer s Guide to the Field Museum

An Explorer s Guide to the Field Museum

For instance, among the sixty objects described in this book is the skeleton of Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus.

Author: Field Museum of Natural History

Publisher: Field Museum of Natural

ISBN: 0914868209

Category: Travel

Page: 64

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Founded in 1893, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History initially held items from the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Museum houses more than 20 million objects, from Egyptian mummies and Chinese jade carvings to Tyrannosaurus rex bones and Martian meteorites. This lively and beautifully illustrated guidebook provides an excellent starting point from which to explore the Museum, yet holds plenty of surprises for the veteran museum-goer. For instance, among the sixty objects described in this book is the skeleton of Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus. Excavated in 1923, this specimen was not really "discovered" until the 1950s, when a visiting scientist realized that it represented a previously unknown species. Other entries relate fascinating archeological mysteries or give behind-the-scenes glimpses into how the Museum's exhibits are created. Each of the sixty objects discussed is keyed to both a floor plan of the Museum and a map of the world. An excellent gift for visitors to Chicago and a must for anyone planning to tour this world-class museum.
Categories: Travel

City Creatures

City Creatures

Ward, J. Logan. An Explorer's Guide to the Field Museum. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1998. Website The Field Museum: http://fieldmuseum.org A Museum of Change in Illinois James Ballowe ... all. 154 · Animals on Display.

Author: Gavin Van Horn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226289298

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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We usually think of cities as the domain of humans—but we are just one of thousands of species that call the urban landscape home. Chicago residents knowingly move among familiar creatures like squirrels, pigeons, and dogs, but might be surprised to learn about all the leafhoppers and water bears, black-crowned night herons and bison, beavers and massasauga rattlesnakes that are living alongside them. City Creatures introduces readers to an astonishing diversity of urban wildlife with a unique and accessible mix of essays, poetry, paintings, and photographs. The contributors bring a story-based approach to this urban safari, taking readers on birding expeditions to the Magic Hedge at Montrose Harbor on the North Side, canoe trips down the South Fork of the Chicago River (better known as Bubbly Creek), and insect-collecting forays or restoration work days in the suburban forest preserves. The book is organized into six sections, each highlighting one type of place in which people might encounter animals in the city and suburbs. For example, schoolyard chickens and warrior wasps populate “Backyard Diversity,” live giraffes loom at the zoo and taxidermy-in-progress pheasants fascinate museum-goers in “Animals on Display,” and a chorus of deep-freeze frogs awaits in “Water Worlds.” Although the book is rooted in Chicago’s landscape, nature lovers from cities around the globe will find a wealth of urban animal encounters that will open their senses to a new world that has been there all along. Its powerful combination of insightful narratives, numinous poetry, and full-color art throughout will help readers see the city—and the creatures who share it with us—in an entirely new light.
Categories: Nature

Explorer s Guide Illinois

Explorer s Guide Illinois

Check the schedule for the museum's free days. ; * c V The Field Museum (312-922-9410; www.fieldmuseum.org), 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Open 9–5 daily. The museum was originally founded to house the biological and anthropological ...

Author: Crystal Yednak

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581578782

Category: Travel

Page: 424

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With Explorer’s Guides, expert authors and helpful icons make it easy to locate places of extra value, family-friendly activities, and excellent restaurants and lodgings. Regional and city maps help you get around and What’s Where provides a quick reference on everything from tourist attractions to off-the-beaten-track sites. Chicago is indeed the crown jewel of Illinois, with its awe-inspiring cityscape, world-class museums and dining, and diverse neighborhoods, but don’t miss the other wonderful spots. Cruise the Mississippi in a riverboat; trace the history of Abe Lincoln; see the stunning Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest. Camp, canoe, swim, hike, fish, bike, or sail in the many park. Illinois's friendliness will make you feel right at home.
Categories: Travel

BUG FACTS A Young Explorer s Guide

BUG FACTS A Young Explorer s Guide

Division of Insects, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois Clemson University, South Carolina – Entomology Extension Service Department Florida State University, Florida – Entomology Extension Office Iowa State University, ...

Author: Patricia Shapiro

Publisher: Jandero Media

ISBN:

Category: Nature

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BUG FACTS A Young Explorer’s Guide is a narrative non-fiction that covers useful information about some of the most commonly found insects in North America including; butterflies, beetles, ants, wasps, bees, moths, other insects. You’ll also find a few creatures that are commonly mistaken for insects. Topics range from to fun facts for each bug, to general insect development. At the back of the book there is an illustrated checklist to keep track of the insects discovered.
Categories: Nature

Races of Mankind

Races of Mankind

An Explorer's Guide to the Field Museum. Chicago: Field Museum, 1998. Watson, Thomas Jr., and Peter Petre. Father, Son and Company. New York: Bantam Books, 1990. Wendt, Lloyd, and Herman Kogan. Give the Lady What She Wants!

Author: Marianne Kinkel

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252036248

Category: Art

Page: 276

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In 1930, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History commissioned sculptor Malvina Hoffman to produce three-dimensional models of racial types for an anthropology display called the Races of Mankind. In this exceptional study, Marianne Kinkel measures the colossal impact of the ninety-one bronze and stone sculptures on perceptions of race in twentieth-century visual culture, tracing their exhibition from their 1933 debut and nearly four decades at the Field Museum to numerous reuses, repackagings, reproductions, and publications that reached across the world. Employing a keen interdisciplinary approach, Kinkel taps archival sources and period publications to construct a cultural biography of the Races of Mankind sculptures. She examines how Hoffman's collaborations with curators and anthropologists transformed the commission from a traditional physical anthropology display to a fine art exhibit. She also tracks influential exhibitions of statuettes in New York and Paris and photographic reproductions in atlases, maps, and encyclopedias. The volume concludes with the dismantling of the exhibit at the Field Museum in the late 1960s and the redeployment of some of the sculptures in new educational settings. Kinkel demonstrates how the Races of Mankind sculptures participated in various racial paradigms by asserting fixed racial types and racial hierarchies in the 1930s, promoting the notion of a Brotherhood of Man in the 1940s, and engaging Afrocentric discourses of identity in the 1970s. Despite the enormous role the sculptures played in representing race in American visual culture, their history has been largely unrecognized until now. The first sustained examination of this influential group of sculptures, Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman examines how the veracity of race is continually renegotiated through collaborative processes involved in the production, display, and circulation of visual representations.
Categories: Art

The American Midwest

The American Midwest

Keith Sorensen Cleveland Field Museum A world-class museum of natural history and anthropology in Chicago, the Field Museum's ... Account of the Field Columbian Museum (1894); Logan Ward, An Explorer's Guide to the Field Museum (1998).

Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253003492

Category: Social Science

Page: 1916

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This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.
Categories: Social Science

Explorer s Guide South Dakota

Explorer s Guide South Dakota

MUSEUMS c Black Hills Museum of Natural History (605-574-4505; www .bhmnh.org), 117 Main St. Open Monday through Saturday ... run-in with the feds over “Sue” the T-Rex and losing her to the Chicago Field Museum (see sidebar Who is Sue?)

Author: Marion L. Head

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581578232

Category: Travel

Page: 216

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A definitive visitor’s guide to the beauty and tranquility of South Dakota, covering not only historical sites and tourist attractions, but also hiking, hunting, fishing and camping as well as other forms of outdoor exploration. The first and most comprehensive guide to South Dakota highlights the state’s natural beauty and includes coverage of its major historical sites and tourist attractions, from Mount Rushmore and Deadwood to the Black Hills. The guide is especially family-friendly, outlining free or inexpensive activities as well as little known treasures that were discovered through personal experience and research on the ground. As in all Explorer's Guides, this book includes up-to-date maps and handy icons that point out places of extra value, family- and pet-friendly establishments, those that provide wheelchair access, and even selective shopping and special events listings.
Categories: Travel

Explorer s Guide Kentucky Second Edition Explorer s Complete

Explorer s Guide Kentucky  Second Edition   Explorer s Complete

... 387–95; special events, 403–4; transportation, 386–87 Owensboro Antique Mall, 403 Owensboro Area Museum of Science & History, 388 Owensboro Famous Bistro, 396 Owensboro Mercy Health System, 387 Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 18, ...

Author: Deborah Kohl Kremer

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581571707

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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Provides a resource for traveling to Kentucky that features recommendations for dining, lodging, transportation, shopping, recreational activities, landmarks, and cultural opportunities.
Categories: Travel

Explorer s Guide Kentucky Explorer s Complete

Explorer s Guide Kentucky  Explorer s Complete

Train Museum, 167 Novadell Golf Course, 280 ... 267; lodging, 271–72; shopping, 276–77; sights/activities, 268–71; special events, 277; transportation, 267 Owensboro Antique Mall, 277 Owensboro Area Museum of Science & History ...

Author: Deborah Kohl Kremer

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581579086

Category: Travel

Page: 328

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This comprehensive guide to the Bluegrass state offers hundreds of lodging, dining, and outdoor recreation recommendations, and includes coverage of Civil War battlefields, equine culture, and cultural gems. Unbridled majesty awaits you in the state of Kentucky! Celebrate native son Abraham Lincoln’s birthday; attend one of Kentucky’s signature equestrian events; or enjoy outdoor adventures like caving, hiking, and wildlife watching in this lush landscape. Tour the Bluegrass State with this comprehensive book in hand, letting lifelong resident Deborah Kremer be your guide.
Categories: Travel

Young Explorers Guide The Search for Ingenious Treasures

Young Explorers    Guide   The Search for Ingenious Treasures

Don't leave Chicago without taking a look at the immense collection in the Field Museum of Natural History. Between a magnificent Polynesian mask, a menacing Tyrannosaur skeleton, and an ancient Egyptian mummy, you may find a letter in ...

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Publisher: Québec Amerique

ISBN: 9782764409121

Category: Inventions

Page: 160

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Categories: Inventions