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Bone Building Books, Volume 3: The Whale Building Book A Step by Step Guide to Preparing and Assembling Medium-Sized Whale Skeletons

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Series: Bone Building Books Volume: 3
By: Lee Post(Author)
86 pages, b/w illustrations
Bone Building Books, Volume 3: The Whale Building Book
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  • Bone Building Books, Volume 3: The Whale Building Book ISBN: 9780974713953 Spiralbound Jan 2017 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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This manual is used to prepare and articulate the skeletons of whales larger than a dolphin but smaller than the great whales. It contains the instructions, tips, and methods used for articulating whales from 10 to 25-feet in length, based on the author's 40-year history with whale skeletons of this size range.


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A thirty-year veteran of bone-building, Lee Post's interest in building skeletons started when The Pratt Museum in the Alaskan town of Homer acquired a 17-foot beaked whale that the staff had collected and cleaned. This led to fifteen years of building up the osteology collection at the museum by salvaging, preparing, and often articulating animal skeletons.

In the mid-'90s, came a three-year high school/museum collaborative project in which Post worked with high school students on first articulating a 41-foot Sperm Whale skeleton they had collected and cleaned, then half a dozen other skeletons. Since that project, his focus has been working mostly with schools and students and creating written manuals that can help others who might want to do similar projects.

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Series: Bone Building Books Volume: 3
By: Lee Post(Author)
86 pages, b/w illustrations
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