Natural History of New York

New York (State). Natural History Survey. INTRODUCTORY NOTICE . THE MOLLUSCA , or Shells and Shell - fish as they are usually called , although several have no shells or calcareous coverings , present many objects of interest to the ...

Author: New York (State). Natural History Survey


ISBN: UOM:39015085439050

Category: Natural history


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Natural History of New York

Geology of New York; Comprising The Geology Of The First Geological District William W. Mather. 11. The scratches on rocks in place , the transportation of boulders and blocks , and the scratching of some of the latter , were all ...

Author: William W. Mather


ISBN: ONB:+Z175217608


Page: 816

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Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York

Lyceum of Natural History (New York, NY). 132. Hesperiphona vespertina ( Cooper ) . Evening Grosbeak . Rare . 133. Chrysomitris tristis ( Linn . ) . Yellow Bird . pinus ( Wils . ) . Pine Finch . 134 . 66 FAM . ALAUDIDÆ . 135.

Author: Lyceum of Natural History (New York, NY)


ISBN: BSB:BSB10074693



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Annual Report on the New York State Museum of Natural History

New York State Museum of Natural History. > Science Observer . Vol . I , Nos . 8 and 9 ; vol . II , Nos . 2 , 3 , 4. Boston : 1878. 8vo . From the Boston AMATEUR SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY . The Geological and Natural History Survey of ...

Author: New York State Museum of Natural History


ISBN: UCAL:B3083181

Category: Museums


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A Natural History of Peace

215–228 . Garden City , N.Y .: Natural History Press . ... New York : Pergamon Press , 2 : 268—270 . Melko , Matthew . 1990. Peace In Our ... War and Peace in Primitive Human Societies : The Effects of Exogamy . The Mankind Quarterly 27 ...

Author: Thomas Gregor

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826512801

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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A stimulating and innovative consideration of the concept, causes, and practice of peace in societies both ancient and modern, human and primate. We know a great deal about aggression, conflict, and war, but relatively little about peace, partially because it has been such a scarce phenomenon throughout history and in our own times. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace requires special relationships, structures, and attitudes to promote and protect it. A Natural History of Peace provides the first broadly interdisciplinary examination of peace as viewed from the perspectives of social anthropology, primatology, archeology, psychology, political science, and economics. Among other notable features, this volume offers: a major theory concerning the evolution of peace and violence through human history; an in-depth comparative study of peaceful cultures with the goal of discovering what it is that makes them peaceful; one of the earliest reports of a new theory of the organization and collapse of ancient Maya civilization; a comparative examination of peace from the perspective of change, including the transition of one of the world's most violent societies to a relatively peaceful culture, and the decision-making process of terrorists who abandon violence; and a theory of political change that sees the conclusion of wars as uniquely creative periods in the evolution of peace among modern nations.

The Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History

Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences , Minneapolis . Missouri Botanical Garden , St. Louis . The Nautilus , Philadelphia . Newport Natural History Society , Newport , R. I. New Jersey Natural History Society , Trenton . New York ...

Author: Cincinnati Society of Natural History


ISBN: STANFORD:36105013288746

Category: Natural history


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A Natural History of the Piano

Press, 2004); Player Piano Treasury: T/te Scrapbook History of t/ae Mechanical Piano in America by Harvey Roehl (New York: Vestal Press, |96|), brought to my attention by Dick Hyman; C/tamber: Music Quotations by Derek Watson ...

Author: Stuart Isacoff

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307701428

Category: Music

Page: 384

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A beautifully illustrated, totally engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. With honed sensitivity and unquestioned expertise, Stuart Isacoff—pianist, critic, teacher, and author of Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization—unfolds the ongoing history and evolution of the piano and all its myriad wonders: how its very sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, and why it has so powerfully entertained generation upon generation of listeners. He illuminates the groundbreaking music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, and Debussy. He analyzes the breathtaking techniques of Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arthur Rubinstein, and Van Cliburn, and he gives musicians including Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, and Vladimir Horowitz the opportunity to discuss their approaches. Isacoff delineates how classical music and jazz influenced each other as the uniquely American art form progressed from ragtime, novelty, stride, boogie, bebop, and beyond, through Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor, and Bill Charlap. A Natural History of the Piano distills a lifetime of research and passion into one brilliant narrative. We witness Mozart unveiling his monumental concertos in Vienna’s coffeehouses, using a special piano with one keyboard for the hands and another for the feet; European virtuoso Henri Herz entertaining rowdy miners during the California gold rush; Beethoven at his piano, conjuring healing angels to console a grieving mother who had lost her child; Liszt fainting in the arms of a page turner to spark an entire hall into hysterics. Here is the instrument in all its complexity and beauty. We learn of the incredible craftsmanship of a modern Steinway, the peculiarity of specialty pianos built for the Victorian household, the continuing innovation in keyboards including electronic ones. And most of all, we hear the music of the masters, from centuries ago and in our own age, brilliantly evoked and as marvelous as its most recent performance. With this wide-ranging volume, Isacoff gives us a must-have for music lovers, pianists, and the armchair musician.

A Natural History of the Ducks Plectropterinae Dendrocygninae Anatinae in part 1 v

I cannot agree to this for I have examined and either carefully compared or made notes upon all specimens in the American Museum of Natural History at New York, the U.S. National Museum in Washington, the Philadelphia Academy of ...

Author: John Charles Phillips

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: MSU:31293107320370

Category: Nature

Page: 500

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Volume 2 of two-volume set. Great nature classic covers 200 species of ducks. Includes illustrations by Fuertes, Brooks, others. Total in set: 74 full-color plates, 102 black-and-white plates, 117 maps.

The Natural History Essays

Scholarly studies of natural history in America, including its treatment in literary works, include Philip Marshal ... (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923) ; Elizabeth Sewell, Orphic Voice: Poetry and Natural History (New Haven: Yale ...

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423622284

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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Celebrate the tradition of literary naturalists and writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. HENRY DAVID THOREAU was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism.

The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way

In and About the City,” New York Times, December 30, 1886; “Many Public Bequests,” New York Times, January 6, 1892. 25. Rosenzweig and Blackmar, Park and the People, 255–56, 309–11. 26. Rosenzweig and Blackmar, Park and the People, ...

Author: Colin Davey

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823287079

Category: History

Page: 278

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Tells the story of the building of the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium, a story of history, politics, science, and exploration, including the roles of American presidents, New York power brokers, museum presidents, planetarium directors, polar and African explorers, and German rocket scientists. The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City’s most beloved institutions, and one of the largest, most celebrated museums in the world. Since 1869, generations of New Yorkers and tourists of all ages have been educated and entertained here. Located across from Central Park, the sprawling structure, spanning four city blocks, is a fascinating conglomeration of many buildings of diverse architectural styles built over a period of 150 years. The first book to tell the history of the museum from the point of view of these buildings, including the planned Gilder Center, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way contextualizes them within New York and American history and the history of science. Part II, “The Heavens in the Attic,” is the first detailed history of the Hayden Planetarium, from the museum’s earliest astronomy exhibits, to Clyde Fisher and the original planetarium, to Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and it features a photographic tour through the original Hayden Planetarium. Author Colin Davey spent much of his childhood literally and figuratively lost in the museum’s labyrinthine hallways. The museum grew in fits and starts according to the vicissitudes of backroom deals, personal agendas, two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. Chronicling its evolution―from the selection of a desolate, rocky, hilly, swampy site, known as Manhattan Square to the present day―the book includes some of the most important and colorful characters in the city’s history, including the notoriously corrupt and powerful “Boss” Tweed, “Father of New York City” Andrew Haswell Green, and twentieth-century powerbroker and master builder Robert Moses; museum presidents Morris K. Jesup, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Ellen Futter; and American presidents, polar and African explorers, dinosaur hunters, and German rocket scientists. Richly illustrated with period photos, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way is based on deep archival research and interviews.