Cabinet of Curiosities A Kid's Guide to Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World by Gordon Grice


Cabinet of Curiosities A Kid's Guide to Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World by Gordon Grice

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.


elegantly designed book, with its surfeit of spectacular images. New York Times Book Review Perfect for amateur scientists and avid collectors Boys Life This is a beautifully illustrated book that will undoubtedly spark the curiosity in any kid who reads it. Boing Boing

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200 pages


Gordon Grice
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Publication date

1st June 2015



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Workman Publishing is an imprint of Workman


Workman Publishing Company, a medium-sized independent publisher, is the creator of award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun, educational children’s titles.

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