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The Great Hall Of Dinosaurs

Author : William O'Connor
ISBN : 9781440340741
Genre : Nature
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Science and Imagination Collide! Inspired by a trip with his young daughter to view the famous dinosaur exhibit of New York City's Museum of Natural History, top fantasy illustrator William O'Connor has delved deep into the sciences of paleontology and paleoecology to deliver his interpretation of some of the largest beasts to ever roam the planet. The Great Hall of Dinosaurs is an illustrated guide not limited to the contemporary science of modern paleoart. By combining the science of the dinosaurs with our own imaginations, we can dream of worlds and scenes that may have existed millions of years ago, and of animals never seen before, using nothing more than a simple no. 2 pencil and some paper. What you'll find inside: • Learn the basics of scene setting. Create believable natural dioramas with depth, dinosaurs and detailed Mesozoic ecosystems in which your creatures could live and hunt, such as mountains, forests, deserts and seashores. • 16 complete step-by-step demonstrations. Build your drawings from initial composition and thumbnail sketching to completed piece through color concepting, underpainting, texture development and more with both digital and traditional painting techniques. • Learn the basics of dino morphology. Each demonstration offers a description, history, biological diagram and skeletal composition of the most popular dinosaurs, including personality traits, diet and dates of fossil discovery. • Glossary of prehistoric terms, and double-sided poster of the dinosaurs within. • Interpretations of the following creatures: anklosaurus, aptosaursus, archaeopteryx, carnotaurus, dimetrodon, gallimimus, kronosaurus, pachycephalosaurus, parasaurolophus, plateosaurus, protoceratops, pteranodon, stegosaurus, triceratops, tyrranosaurus, velociraptor.
Category: Nature

The Museum Effect

Author : Jeffrey K. Smith
ISBN : 9780759122963
Genre : Business & Economics
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Museums, libraries, and cultural institutions provide opportunities for people to understand and celebrate who they are, were, and might be. These institutions educate the public and civilize society in a variety of ways, ranging from community events to a single child making a first visit. The Museum Effect documents this phenomenon, explains how it happens, and shows how institutions can facilitate this process. Cultural institutions vary dramatically in size, nature and purpose, but they all allow visitors to hold conversations with artists and authors perhaps long dead. These conversations, sometimes with others present, and sometimes with artists, scientists, explorers, or authors not present, allow visitors to explore their lives and their “possible selves.” Cultural institutions inspire personal reflection, and help visitors better themselves, in that they leave having contemplated what is noble, excellent, or exemplary about the society in which they live. The “museum effect” is a process through which cultural institutions educate and civilize us as individuals and as societies. These institutions allow visitors to spend some time with their thoughts elevated, and leave the institution better people in some meaningful fashion than when they entered. This visionary book presents the underlying idea and the argument for the museum effect, along with empirical research supporting that argument. It will help those working in museums, libraries, and archivists to facilitate this process, and study how this is working in their own institutions.
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : UCLA:L0071947758
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Hall Of Mirrors

Author : David Sinclair
ISBN : 9781446473566
Genre : History
File Size : 74.48 MB
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Following his bestselling biography of the Pound Sterling, David Sinclair's next book is a fascinating insight into the single event which shaped the face of the modern world. If the Great War of 1914-1918 was a tragedy, then the Treaty of Versailles was a complete travesty. Rather than sealing a guarantee for peace, stability and prosperity for a new and better world, the treaty ensured that the remainder of the twentieth century would see horror, brutality and suffering unparalleled in human history. The treaty was engineered and manipulated by self-interested politicians with individual motivations and contrasting agendas. Hall of Mirrors reflects on how the representatives of America, Britain and France - Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau - deliberately ignored the possibility of finding a progressive international solution. Instead, driven by ego and personal vendetta, these statesmen stimulated a European future of faction, dispute and conflict. Hall of Mirrors is a fascinating story of destruction, delusion and greed, illuminating the personalities and politics involved in making the treaty. It is also a valuable and topical discussion on the political structures which enable individual character and will to dictate the course of history and culture.
Category: History

The Dinosaur Footprints And Roland T Bird

Author : Brooke Hartzog
ISBN : 0823953300
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the efforts of Roland Bird to investigate footprints left in various sites across the American Southwest by dinosaurs millions of years ago.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

What Happens At A Museum Qu Pasa En Un Museo

Author : Lisa M. Guidone
ISBN : 0836892828
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the different kinds of work that people do to create an exhibit of dinosaur bones and take care of other fossils at a natural history museum.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Connecticut Woodlands

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ISBN : WISC:89099255630
Genre : Forest reserves
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Category: Forest reserves

Desert Dinosaurs Discovering Prehistoric Sites In The American Southwest

Author : Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN : 9781581577969
Genre : Travel
File Size : 64.14 MB
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This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data, offering readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world. Desert Dinosaurs is one of the few books to combine literary adventure with the possibility of hands-on discovery. Its focus is on a non-scientist’s discoveries about the dinosaurs that frequented Arizona and New Mexico’s prehistoric lands, and it offers readers the encouragement and provides them the opportunity to make their own discoveries at those sites where they can actively participate. This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data. Desert Dinosaurs offers readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world.
Category: Travel

The Book Of The Dead

Author : Douglas Preston
ISBN : 9781409135050
Genre : Fiction
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The final battle between good and evil. Only one will survive... The New York Museum of Natural History receives their stolen gem collection back...ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in DANCE OF DEATH, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings - and whispers of an ancient curse - begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.
Category: Fiction

Time Machine Troopers

Author : Hal Colebatch
ISBN : 9781447560913
Genre : Science fiction, Australian
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Category: Science fiction, Australian