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Natures Treasurehouse: A History of the Natural History Museum Bob Press

Natures Treasurehouse: A History of the Natural History Museum

Bob Press

Published December 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780565093181
Paperback
160 pages
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 About the Book 

Awhirlwind journey through the history of the Natural History Museum in London—the people, the influences, andthe discoveriesThe Natural History Museum in London has long been a favorite destination for millions every year, from curious children toMoreA whirlwind journey through the history of the Natural History Museum in London—the people, the influences, and the discoveriesThe Natural History Museum in London has long been a favorite destination for millions every year, from curious children to scientific researchers. This collection chronicles the important milestones in the development of the Museum, and brings to life the times in which they occurred, and the excitement and sometimes controversy that surrounded many of these events. Drawing on the authors deep interest in and knowledge of the Museum, the book explores its origins, founded on the discoveries and collections of influential men like Sir Hans Sloane, as well as its vast collection of specimens and items, and its evolving role within the world of science. It describes the groundbreaking research undertaken by the Museums dedicated staff, and the array of educational, electronic, and exhibition resources that have been developed and showcased over the years. All those who have visited this iconic and much-loved place will enjoy this warm, honest, sometimes whimsical account of the Museums history and development.