Dry storeroom no. 1 : the secret life of the Natural History Museum / Richard Fortey
Book | Alfred A. Knopf | 2008 | First U.S. edition.

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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Description
335 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- T.p. verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-318) and index.
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.
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.
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Dry storeroom no. one
Dry storeroom number 1
Dry storeroom number one
Secret life of the Natural History Museum
ISBN
9780307263629: $27.50
0307263622: $27.50
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