Lev Bely, 30.01.2012 23:22
The American Museum of Natural History in New York published a well-done book set 'The Exquisite Butterfly Companion: The Science and Beauty of 100 Butterflies' which includes a field guide to identify 100 butterfly and moth species plus 100 colored paper sheets with images of an each of 100 species. Images are perforated and can be used for making flying models of butterflies and moths, all necessary stuff is also inside the case. The book author is Hazel Davies, the Manager of Living Exhibits at the museum. The book set is available to buy at http://www.amazon.com.
The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869 and today it's one of the biggest and respected museums in the world. The museum is famous for its awesome exhibitions that attract tourists from all over the world. There is also one of the largest collections of dinosaur fossils. Most popular exhibition is the annual 'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' which was opened once again at the museum last October.
You can walk around about 500 butterflies and moths of bright and irisated colors which fly freely amidst the tropical greenery of the conservatory where the 80-degree temperature is permanently kept. The butterfly exhibition is open till May 28th, entrance tickets are available to buy online at the museum website.
The American Museum of Natural History http://www.amnh.org, ScienceNews http://www.sciencenews.org, Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com
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