The Rarest of the Rare

The Rarest of the Rare

Stories Behind the Treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Book - 2004
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The Rarest of the Rare tells the captivating and unlikely stories behind the rare specimens on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the colorful group of scientists, patrons and eccentrics who built the renowned collection over the past three centuries. With an introduction by E.O. Wilson.
Publisher: New York : HarperResource, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060537183
Branch Call Number: 508.074744 PIC
QH70.U62 C36 2004
Characteristics: xi, 178 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sloan, Mark

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skatee
Jan 30, 2010

I have been skipping through the stories in this book and it's chock full of interesting stories about unusual items (many of which were formerly alive). The bird on the cover was, I believe, brought back by Lewis and Clark from their adventures.

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