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Piece-work

Somewhere between dental surgery and sculptural art is the work of the fossil preparator. Fossil preparation is what happens after the challenges of finding and removing specimens from the earth during field work. The field season lasts weeks, while specimen … Continue reading

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From the belly of the whale.

Some of our great fascinations with the 1.75 million species of the natural world include the following questions: are they male or female, how big do they get, where do they live, how do they reproduce and what do they … Continue reading

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The Man with the Briefcase

At the Canadian Museum of Nature it is not unusual to see people walking around with packs, boxes, and briefcases. Because there are about 200 people working at the museum who regularly have visitors, it is not unusual to see … Continue reading

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