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CABINET OF CURIOSITIES  by Gordon Grice

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES by Gordon Grice

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • ISBN: 9780761169277

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.

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.