Dinosaurs and Dioramas

Author: Sarah J Chicone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315430479
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Two experienced exhibit designers lead you through the complex process of design and installation of natural history exhibitions. The authors introduce the history and function of natural history museums and their importance in teaching visitors the basic principles of science. The book then offers you practical tricks and tips of the trade, to allow museums, aquaria, and zoos—large or small—to tell the story of nature and science. From overall concept to design, construction, and evaluation, the book carries you through the process step-by-step, with emphasis on the importance of collaboration and teamwork for a successful installation. A crucial addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in exhibit design or natural history museums.

Projektfeld Ausstellung Project Scope Exhibition Design

Author: Aurelia Bertron
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034610513
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Das Buch ist ein Grundlagenwerk und eine Inspirationsquelle für alle, die thematisch fokussierte Ausstellungen adäquat konzipieren, gestalten, planen und produzieren wollen. Die Typologie von Bertron Schwarz Frey erarbeitet die Themenbereiche Natur, Archäologie, Geschichte, Kunst und Wissenschaft, und die jeweiligen Anforderungen an die Ausstellungsgestaltung. Skizzen, Grundrisse, Visualisierungen und Fotografien verdeutlichen die Vorgehensweise, die zwar in ihrer Struktur analog ist, jedoch für jedes Thema eine andere Lösung findet. Zielgruppen sind: Designer, Architekten und Museumsfachleute; für Studierende der Fachbereiche Architektur, Innenarchitektur, Ausstellungsdesign, Szenografie und Visuelle Kommunikation ist es ein praxisbezogenes Lehrbuch. Vorgestellt werden aktuell gestaltete Ausstellungen, wie etwa das Museum für Naturkunde und das Jüdische Museum in Berlin, das Pommersche Landesmuseum in Greifswald oder das Landesmuseum in Stuttgart. Ulrich Schwarz ist seit 2000 Professor für Grundlagen des Entwerfens an der Universität der Künste Berlin.

Los Angeles

Author: Jon Wilkman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402750366
Format: PDF
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Los Angeles is the heart of American filmmaking, but this huge city--all 498 square miles of it--has even more magic than you’ll find on the movie screen. And that doesn’t even take into consideration the rest of Los Angeles County! It’s all here, captured in this breathtaking tribute, shot by award-winning photographer Elan Penn and two renowned TV producers: Nancy and Jon Wilkman. Glimpse the past in the La Brea Tar Pits. Admire the natural beauty of Santa Catarina Island and Griffith Park. Look at amazing landmarks like the famous Hollywood sign, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and the renowned Rose Bowl. Marvel at the non-stop motion in Union Station, at the Los Angeles International Airport, and on the many freeways. From Mulholland Drive to Beverly Hills, the Venice Canals to San Fernando Valley, it’s a very special trip to one of the world’s capitals.

The Genomic Revolution

Author: Michael Yudell
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 0309074363
Format: PDF
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From the discoveries of Watson and Crick to the appearance of Dolly the Sheep, the last fifty years have ushered in a revolution of knowledge in how organisms develop, function, and replicate. Scientists are now engaged in an epic task that will catapult the revolution to new heights: the sequencing of the human genome. Consider the scope of such a discovery. How different are we from one another? Does race have a scientific meaning? Is there such a thing as a disease gene? What are the potential risks of genetically modified food? Does a clone have a soul? The Human Genome Project will inevitably lead to landmark changes in medicine, agriculture, and the study of evolution-and will ultimately define the course of human history. The Genomic Revolution: Unveiling the Unity of Life takes readers on a fascinating journey through genomics-from the basic presentation of ideas about heredity through the essential principles of molecular biology, including an exploration of the ethical implications of the genome project for individuals and society. Some of the world's leading experts in genomics-Harold Varmus, Leroy Hood, Daniel Kevles, and Craig Venter, to name just a few-contribute their assessments of the state of current scientific research. Written for anyone wondering why we are the way we are, The Genomic Revolution is a timely and important collection that spans the science, the promise, and the potential pitfalls of a field moving so quickly that its achievements may alternately delight and trouble us, but almost always surprise us.

Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads

Author: Stephen T. Asma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195347463
Format: PDF
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The natural history museum is a place where the line between "high" and "low" culture effectively vanishes--where our awe of nature, our taste for the bizarre, and our thirst for knowledge all blend happily together. But as Stephen Asma shows in Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, there is more going on in these great institutions than just smart fun. Asma takes us on a wide-ranging tour of natural history museums in New York and Chicago, London and Paris, interviewing curators, scientists, and exhibit designers, and providing a wealth of fascinating observations. We learn how the first museums were little more than high-toned side shows, with such garish exhibits as the pickled head of Peter the Great's lover. In contrast, today's museums are hot-beds of serious science, funding major research in such fields as anthropology and archaeology. "Rich in detail, lucid explanation, telling anecdotes, and fascinating characters.... Asma has rendered a fascinating and credible account of how natural history museums are conceived and presented. It's the kind of book that will not only engage a wide and diverse readership, but it should, best of all, send them flocking to see how we look at nature and ourselves in those fabulous legacies of the curiosity cabinet."--The Boston Herald.

Making Early Histories in Museums

Author: Nick Merriman
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 9780718501105
Format: PDF
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Making Early Histories in Museums is the first book devoted to the debate about interpretation and making history in the context of archaeological museums. The reliance of those working on the early periods of the past on the fragmentary information provided by archaeology, as well as an imperfect documentary record, brings its own interpretative challenges. While much has been written in the context of archaeological theory about the partiality and subjectivity of archaeologists' interpretations of the past, little has been written about the implications of this for the interpretation of archaeology to a non-specialist audience in museums. As a result, most archaeological museums have tended to present a traditional and uncritical model of the past. This book challenges the traditional approach by combining some of the excitement and debate that characterizes modern archaeology and musealogy into a more critical approach to the interpretation of the early past in museums.

American Museum of Natural History

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: Scala Books
ISBN: 9781857592641
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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- First official guide to American Museum of Natural History to be published for several years. - Fully illustrated - Includes colossal dinosaurs, multimedia exploration of the Universe and re-created habitats of mammals and birds. - The only publication to explore all the

Militant Christianity

Author: A. Kehoe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137282150
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A powerful chronicle of the astounding persistence of Indo-European glorification of battle, morphed into today's militant Christian Right. The book is written as a lively chronicle making clear the astounding power of the ancient cultural tradition embedding our language, and the real battle we face to contain this 'Christian' jihad.