Inside Natural Disasters
September 28, 2012 – May 5, 2013
About the exhibition: From earthquakes and volcanoes to hurricanes and tornadoes, nature's forces have shaped our dynamic planet. Get an understanding of how they work and a real sense of their power. Find out how people cope and adapt in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
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Note: No photography in this exhibition at the request of the lending institution, The Field Museum.
G.E. Ulrich © United States Geological Survey
© Eric Gay/AP Photo
© Carsten Peter/National Geographic Image Collection
© The Field Museum
© State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia/The Bridgeman Art Library
© NOAA Photo Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
© Adam Teitelbaum/AFP/Getty Images
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- Arctic Science Summit Week 2014, Helsinki, Finland
Natural-history museums can contribute significantly to knowledge and debates relating to the Arctic, says Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. In the future, she would like to see natural-history museums play a greater role in international scientific meetings like the one she just participated in.
- A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist
As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. "When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having a bit of the soul of this man in my hands", says Ted.
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