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Science  30 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5880, pp. 1163
DOI: 10.1126/science.1159434

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Amazing Rare Things. The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery. Royal Collection Curators. The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London. Through 28 September 2008. www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/amazingrarethings/

Amazing Rare Things. The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery. By David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, and Rea Alexandratos. Royal Collection, London, 2007. 223 pp. £18.95. ISBN 9781902163468. Paper, £9.95. ISBN 9781902163994. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2007. 223 pp. $37.50. ISBN 9780300125474.

This small exhibition highlights natural history drawings and paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Mark Catesby and the paper museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo.