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Dry storeroom no. 1 the secret life of the Natural History Museum

Fortey, Richard A. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0307263622 :
  • ISBN: 9780307263629 :
  • Physical Description: 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-318) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Behind the galleries -- The naming of names -- Old worlds -- Animalia -- Theatre of plants -- Multum in parvo -- Museum rocks -- Noah's Ark in Kensington -- House of the Muses.
Summary, etc.:
In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Fortey acquaints the reader with the extraordinary people, meticulous research and driving passions that helped to create the timeless experiences of wonder that fill London's Natural History Museum. And with the museum's hallways and collection rooms providing a dazzling framework, Fortey offers an often eye-opening social history of the scientific accomplishments of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.--From publisher description.
Subject: Natural History Museum (London, England) History
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