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Birds of the World Dioramas Coloring Book
American Museum of Natural History Birds of the World Dioramas Coloring Book features 19 line drawings to color and color photographs of the dioramas shown on the inside covers. All coloring pages are blank on the back so you can cut out and frame each of your creations. Read more about the dioramas in the introduction.
When it opened in 1902, the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of North American Birds was the first space in the world devoted to habitat dioramas. it was created by Museum ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, whose grasp of the power of the diorama paved the way for millions of Museum visitors to lose themselves in these engaging windows into the natural world.
Known today as the Leonard C. Sanford Hall of North American Birds, the gallery features dioramas of several places where bird species were threatened by habitat loss or hunting. Chapman, an ardent advocate for conservation, helped shape the views of President Theodore Roosevelt, a fellow birdwatcher who established America's first federal bird reservation in 1903 in Florida. A bird sanctuary near Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt's beloved home near Oyster Bay, New York, is depicted in a diorama in the Museum's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall.
Author: American Museum of Natural History
Softcover: 48 pages
Publishing Date: 2017