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Smithsonian Libraries presents this remarkable exhibit that looks into the world of natural history via the largest mammals on the planet: whales. On this site, visitors can learn about how the bones and fossils of these amazing animals make their way from discovery on a beach or in rock strata into the museum's vast collections. The first stop should be the Kellogg Illustration Collection, which contains over 350 drawings of over 60 species of whales created by cytologist, Remington Kellogg. Next up, visitors should explore a collection of 13 books from the Biodiversity Heritage Library that deal with different species of cetaceans from around the world. A detailed bibliography of related works authored by Smithsonian affiliates, scientists, and fellows is also available.

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  • Science > Natural History

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    English

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