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

Author: Richard A Fortey
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [1st U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008926695
(OCoLC)232119803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Fortey
ISBN: 9780307269409 030726940X
OCLC Number: 430043193
Description: 1 online resource (335 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Dry storeroom no. one
Dry storeroom number one
Responsibility: Richard Fortey.

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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.

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