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The Multifarious Mr. Banks

The Multifarious Mr. Banks

Dr. Toby Musgrave— Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820) was only twenty-five years old when in 1768 he convinced both the prestigious Royal Society and the bureaucratic Admiralty that he should join… READ MORE

The Voyages of Joseph Banks

The Voyages of Joseph Banks

Toby Musgrave— As a young man Joseph Banks (he was knighted at the age of thirty-eight on 23 March 1781) undertook three voyages of scientific discovery. With his first, to… READ MORE

Torosaurus, Sea Form: What’s in a Name?

Torosaurus, Sea Form: What’s in a Name?

James Prosek— For an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery and an accompanying book, both titled James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, I juxtaposed objects from the collections of the… READ MORE

Birders of Kenya, 2016

Birders of Kenya, 2016

Nancy J. Jacobs— June 2016 brought me to Kenya, where birders of all feathers are flourishing. As the easternmost remnant of Guineo-Congolian rain forest, the Kakamega Forest is an attractive destination for… READ MORE

How Dinosaurs Became Birds

How Dinosaurs Became Birds

Richard Conniff, journalist and author of House of Lost Worlds, talks dinosaurs, the Yale Peabody, and the future of museums on this episode of the Yale University Press Podcast. Listen in iTunes…. READ MORE

A Conversation with Richard Conniff

A Conversation with Richard Conniff

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History turns 150 this year, and to celebrate, we spoke with Richard Conniff, author of House of Lost Worlds, about some of the fascinating… READ MORE

A Timeline of Wine

A Timeline of Wine

Pop the cork on your favorite bottle of wine, kick back, and enjoy a timeline of wine from 60 million years ago to today. Further Reading:

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