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  • Clubs for girls in STEM
  • cichlids
  • Research, collections management
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Travel around the world undertaken by order of the king … run on corvettes SM Urania and physicist, during the years 1817-1820. 

By Freycinet, Louis Claude de Desaulses

Publication info Paris: Chez Pillet Aine, 1824 -1844?.
Contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
BHL Collections:
Art of Science
BHL Australia
Museum Victoria


Museum Carlsonianum, 

in which the selected versions of the new, and the birds of the colors are illustrated by the description of a short time to the life, persuasion, and sumtibus generous of the owner

By Sparrman, Anders, 1748-1820
Akrel, Frederick, 1748-1804 , engraver.
Carlsson, Johan Gustaf von, 1743-1801
Linnerhielm, Jonas Carl, 1758-1829 , ill.
Publication info London: Ex Typographia Regia, 1786-1789.
Contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library