This is the very first field guide on the butterflies of Ontario. It highlights the diversity of life by featuring a staggering 167 species of butterflies known to occur in Ontario. The ROM Field Guide to Butterflies of Ontario includes descriptive species accounts, flight season phenograms, and striking field photography of adults and caterpillars. Using range maps based on hundreds of thousands of historical records, and what we believe to be a first for a field guide: computer-modelled predictive distributions, this book illuminates the complete life history of these butterflies. The field guide’s easy-to-access approach, comprehensive coverage, and beautiful design make it an essential guide for both amateur naturalists and professional lepidopterists.
For the past 100 years, the Royal Ontario Museum has gathered precious objects from around the world to connect its visitors to all corners of the globe. To celebrate our centennial, 21 Canadian writers, artists, scientists—including an astronaut—share their personal connections with 21 extraordinary objects from the Museum’s collections.
Read Joseph Boyden’s observations around the Blackfoot robe and Deepa Mehta’s childhood memories of trying to dance inspired by Shiva Nataraja’s “Dance of Bliss.” Look at the meteorite that Chris Hadfield suggests is an actual glimpse into Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The book captures moments, thoughts, stories—humorous, nostalgic and oftentimes deeply personal.
The ROM in partnership with The Walrus Foundation, brings you an anthology of Canada’s finest writing. Combining curatorial expertise and unexpected, intimate perspectives, this writing is accompanied by stunning contemporary photography and striking documentary shots, emphasizing the individual experience with these natural and cultural masterpieces.
Millions of years go, lands that were once united were torn apart. Dinosaurs were carried in different directions, passengers on moving continents. An incredible array of dinosaur diversity began to emerge in the southern hemisphere, in the ancient land of Gondwana. The land masses that would form modern-day Africa, Madagascar and South America began to take shape, and were home to the largest and most unusual dinosaurs to have ever roamed the earth. Now, for the first time in North America, audiences will meet a new breed of beast in the ROM's landmark exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana. An extraordinary opportunity to experience dinosaurs you've never seen before, in ways you've never imagined.
A beautiful and authoritative full-colour field guide to all species of freshwater fish found in Ontario. The newest volume in the best-selling ROM series. Sequel to The ROM Field Guide to Birds of Ontario by Janice Hughes (35,000+ copies sold since 2001); The ROM Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Ontario by Ross MacCulloch (7,000+ copies sold since 2002); and The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario by Tim Dickinson, Deborah Metsger, Jenny Bull, and Richard Dickinson (9,000+ copies sold since 2004).
This book opens a window on parts of the living world that are close to all people, but recognized by very few. Set in the context of new concepts for the Kingdoms of Life, the book encourages curious observers to look at common plants, invertebrate animals, fungi, algae, and bacteria in north-eastern North America, and to recognize some of their biological and historical connections. These connections flow from examples identified on the author's old farm in eastern Ontario, and support the theme of this book-common things reveal much about the way the world works. Profusely illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a book to enhance understanding of the natural world.
Nestled in the forest steppes of what is now Ukraine, the Neolithic-Bronze Age culture known as Trypilia built the largest settlements in Old Europe, some with an estimated population of 10,000 to 15,000 people. The Trypilians were pre-eminent as ceramicists, their creations ranging from amphorae to plates, bowls, spoons, jewelry, models of houses, and figurines of women. It is believed that the culture's many ceramic female figurines are linked to an agrarian cult of fertility. This full-colour publication coincides with the ROM exhibition of the same name (November 29, 2008 - March 22, 2009).
This unprecedented view of one of the world's most dynamic cities examines Shanghai as a laboratory for 21st-century urban creation. Leading architects and fashion designers provide an insider's view of the high-speed, high-density, high-rise culture that is rapidly emerging in China's largest city. An adventurous mix of architectural models and digital simulations; designer fashion apparel, drawings and runway videos; and paintings, photo-works and video installations by the city's leading contemporary artists.
The R.W. Large collection of Norhtwest Coast Native art in the Royal Ontario Museum
Seventy Exquisite paperweights, mostly French and American, are showcased in this superbly photographed full-colour catalogue to the ROM exhibition of the same name (April 28, 2007-Winter 2008). Authoritative text by the ROM assistant curator Brian Musselwhite illuminates the history of this miniature art form and it's rich varied expressions in the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum.
The architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum, from the original brick ROM of 1914 through the great stone building of 1933, and later additions in 1968 and 1984, to the iconic Daniel-Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal of 2007. Includes more than 200 archival and full-colour photographs and 8-page foldout.