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Birds Of The World Dioramas Coloring Book


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. A few bird species can be found worldwide, but most have adapted to a particular region—sometimes in remarkable ways. The twelve dioramas in the Museum's Hall of Birds of the World each depict a major biome—a region with a particular community of living things, such as desert or tropical rainforest—along with representative bird species. Get to know these species as you color in the nineteen drawings based on the dioramas. On the blank pages at the end, create your own drawing of a diorama featuring birds.

Soft cover book with staple binding 48 pages with 19 images to color Size: 8-1/2 x 11 in. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed. Published with the American Museum of Natural History ISBN 9780764976605