125 Moments in the Natural History of the Field Museum
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After 125 years, the Field Museum has collected almost as many stories as it has specimens, and you can read many of them in this major work encompassing the history of the Field Museum dating back to 1893 till now. Find out things you never knew from our beginning in the white city to our first collections that are still on display, all the way to crazy events like a Star Wars movie screening!
A Dinosaur Named SUE: The Find of the Century
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Follows the amazing story of SUE, the largest and most complete T. rex fossil ever found, from their discovery in the Badlands of South Dakota in 1990 to the exciting restoration work leading up to their spring 2000 public debut.
Rosie the Tarantula: A True Adventure in Chicago's Field Museum
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Based on a true story, Rosie the Tarantula: A True Adventure in Chicago's Field Museum is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the Field Museum's treasures through the eyes of Rosie, a member of the Museum's live arachnid collection.
Several years ago, Rosie went on an expedition to the wonders of the Field's soaring halls, such as SUE the T. rex, as well as the secret specimens of animal fossils and human artifacts hidden away in drawers, cabinets, and bins. Renowned Field Museum artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara brings the marvels of the museum to vivid life in a set of gorgeous and meticulously accurate watercolors. Peggy's daughter Katie narrates the story of this restless arachnid in rhyme ideal for reading aloud to children.
A keepsake quality book that will delight budding young scientists and their families, Rosie the Tarantula provides a colorful, interactive experience with one of Chicago's foremost cultural institutions. This one-of-a-kind book is rounded out by fascinating notes for adult readers, and other fun features for further reading.
Take home a Rosie the Tarantula Plush as a cuddly companion for your little one while you read the book.
Field Museum Book
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In 1893, the World's Fair came to Chicago, and the idea for a world-class museum was born. Created from the biological and anthropological exhibits assembled at the fair, the Field Museum was founded in 1894 in the Palace of Fine Arts and moved into its present location in 1921. Today, the Museum contains more that 24 million artifacts and specimens from around the world, including SUE, the world's most complete T. rex skeleton, chambers from an ancient Egyptian tomb, and meteorites that may be from Mars. Through magnificent images, archival photography, engaging text, scientific details, and fascinating facts, this ultimate commemorative book celebrates one of the world's largest and greatest natural history museums.
When Sue Found Sue
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From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made her biggest discovery to date: SUE the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever unearthed. Named in Sue's honor, Sue the T. rex would be placed on permanent exhibition at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. When Sue Found Sue inspires readers to take a closer look at the world around them and to never lose their brave, adventurous spirits.
The Field Mouse and the Dinosaur Named SUE
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In the hot, dry hills of South Dakota, a tiny Field Mouse lives a peaceful existence in a burrow beneath an old, sturdy bone. That is, until his life is turned upside down by the intrusion of noisy voices, clamorous clatters, and thunderous bangs! Leaving his cozy burrow, the mouse ventures outside and discovers a strange group of people chirping, scratching, and hammering all around him. Baffled, he returns to his home, only to find that his roof his very special bone is gone! Determined to recover his bone, the Field Mouse sets out on a search that leads him all the way to the halls of the world-famous Field Museum in Chicago, and face-to-face with a 67-million-year-old dinosaur named SUE.
The true story of the largest, most complete T. rex ever found is given a whimsical treatment in this imaginative storybook. With its breathtaking illustrations, this tale will bring the fascinating story of the dinosaur named Sue to life for children of all ages.