Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

Author(s): Tom Baione


For the first time, "Natural Histories" allows readers a privileged glimpse of seldom seen, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the "American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection" - a collection of over 450,000 volumes. Forty essays from the museum's top experts in a variety of natural science disciplines, from anthropology to zoology, accompany and discuss each rare tome's unique qualities and scientific contribution. Packaged with extraordinary prints suitable for framing and facsimile items inside bound-in envelopes, this deluxe edition will fascinate both natural science and art lovers alike.


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Tom Baione, an active member of the Grolier Club and is the Harold Boeschenstein Director of Library Services of the Museum of Natural History's Library and oversees all aspects of the library's functions.

General Fields

  • : 9781402791499
  • : Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • : Sterling
  • : 1.774
  • : September 2012
  • : 305mm X 229mm X 44mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Baione
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 016.508
  • : 176
  • : full colour throughout, includes illustrations