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North American Mammals Dioramas Coloring Book

American Museum of Natural History

ISBN 10: 0764975943 / ISBN 13: 9780764975943
Published by Pomegranate, 2016
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: North American Mammals Dioramas Coloring Book

Publisher: Pomegranate

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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Soft cover book with staple binding.

48 pages with 22 images to color

Size: 8½ x 11 in.

Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.
Enter North America: a continent of contrasts, with mammals in every realm. Some are adapted to forests, some to deserts, and others to icy peaks.

Through the dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, you can explore North America s chief environments and encounter some of its remarkable residents face to face. Each of the dioramas shows an actual place on the continent, at one moment in time, with plants and animals you d see there. The hall, which first opened in 1942, features mammal species ranging from the Alaska brown bear to the jaguar, and its dioramas are widely considered the finest in the world.

Many of the places depicted in these scenes are protected as refuges for wildlife, a legacy of Theodore Roosevelt s presidency in the early 1900s. Even now, those places still largely resemble their depiction in the dioramas a tribute to that conservation effort. Several of the dioramas re-create scenes from national parks Roosevelt signed into being or national monuments he declared, including Crater Lake National Park, Grand Canyon National Park (which Roosevelt set aside as Grand Canyon National Monument), and Devils Tower National Monument, among others.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions, drawing millions of visitors each year. Visit amnh.org for more information.

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Considered one of the greatest museum displays in the world, the Akeley Hall of African Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City offers unique glimpses of African wildlife, from hippos wallowing in the Nile to wildebeest grazing on the Serengeti.

In the early twentieth century, the Museum brought public attention to wildlife and habitat conservation through groundbreaking dioramas. Many of the new techniques were developed by Carl Akeley, the taxidermist, explorer, conservationist, sculptor, and nature photographer who first conceived of this hall in 1909. Each diorama recreates a specific site at a particular time of day, based on the meticulous observations of scientists, artists, and photographers in the field.

The mountain gorilla diorama represents another of Akeley s living legacies. The location depicted here is protected as part of the Democratic Republic of Congo s Virunga National Park, which was established in 1925 by King Albert I of Belgium thanks in part to Akeley s advocacy.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions, drawing millions of visitors each year. Visit amnh.org for more information.

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