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Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World

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Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World

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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.
  

Gordon Grice is a nature writer and author of The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators and Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals. His articles about wildlife and biology have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Discover. He lives in Wisconsin and online at gordongrice.com.

ISBN: 9780761169277

ISBN-10: 9780761169277

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Publication Date: 10/06/2015 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/06/2015 - 12:00am

Pages: 200

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature

Juvenile Nonfiction / Crafts & Hobbies

Juvenile Nonfiction / Curiosities & Wonders