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Author Grice, Gordon (Gordon D.)

Title Cabinet of Curiosities [electronic resource] : Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World / Gordon Grice.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Workman Publishing Company, 2015.


Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
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Summary 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 Cabinets of curiosities -- Juvenile literature.
Biology -- Classification -- Juvenile literature.
Geological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Juvenile literature.
Biological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Juvenile literature.
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Other Form: Print version: Grice, Gordon (Gordon D.). Cabinet of curiosities : New York : Workman Publishing, 2015. 9780761169277 (DLC)2015020398
ISBN 9780761189374 (e-pub)
9780761169277 (print)
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