Nature's Treasurehouse: A History of the Natural History Museum

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9780565093181: Nature's Treasurehouse: A History of the Natural History Museum

A whirlwind journey through the history of the Natural History Museum in London—the people, the influences, and the discoveries

The 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 Museum's 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 Museum's history and development.

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Bob Press worked as a curator and researcher at the Natural History Museum from 1973, becoming associate keeper of botany before his retirement in 2011. John Thackray worked at the Natural History Museum from 1969 until his death in 1999, the last 10 years as the museum archivist. He was secretary for the Society of the History of Natural History over a period of 17 years.

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