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Author Fortey, Richard A.

Title Dry storeroom no. 1 : the secret life of the Natural History Museum / Richard Fortey.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    508.074 FOR    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 335 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-318) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9780307263629 : $27.50
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