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American Museum of Natural History Card Deck
100 Treasures from the Hall of Science and World Culture
By American Museum of Natural History
Text by David Sobel
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Format:Cards $24.95 $29.95 CAD
This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around May 19, 2015. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.
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The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is one of the world’s preeminent natural history museums and research institutions. Its collections contain more than 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and cultural artifacts. Now, for the first time, this acclaimed collection is represented in a stunning and informative card deck featuring 100 treasures, hand-selected by the museum’s curators, that encompass the most fascinating, iconic, and wide-ranging of the museum’s artifacts.
The card deck covers each of the museum’s major areas of exhibition, including Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians; Earth and Planetary Science; Fossils; Human Origins and Culture; Mammals; Biodiversity and the Environmental; and the Hayden Planetarium. Some of the 100 objects include the Cape York Meteorite, discovered in Greenland in 1894; the Haida Canoe, built in 1878 by the Indians of the Pacific Northwest and carved from the trunk of a large cedar tree; the Blue Whale, a fiberglass replica of a 94-foot whale caught in 1925 off South George Island and the Warren Mastodon skeleton, the first complete mastodon skeleton discovered in the United States.
Each card presents a full-frame photograph of the object on the front and a 200-word description on the back that tells of the origin and age of the object and its scientific and historic significance.
- On Sale
- May 19, 2015
- Page Count
- 105 pages
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