Nature’s Treasurehouse

A history of the Natural History Museum

Nature's Treasurehouse takes you on a whirlwind journey through the history of the Natural History Museum, the people, the influences, the discoveries and much more.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09164 4
Format:
Paperback
Price:
£11.99
Published:
November 2001
Size:
234 x 154 mm
Extent:
144 pp
Illustrations:
Black-and-white photographs throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

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From its beginnings as part of the British Museum to its current site at South Kensington, the Natural History Museum has long been a favourite destination and home to one of the world's finest collections of natural objects – some 70 million animals, plants, minerals, rocks and fossils.

This book chronicles the more important milestones in the development of this Museum, and brings to life the times in which they occurred, and the excitement and sometimes controversy that surrounded many of these events.

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Authors

John Thackray was Museum Archivist from 1989 to his death in 1999. After a BSc degree in geology from University College London, he was Scientific Officer in the Geological Museum, and took an MSc in the history of science at Imperial College London, with further studies in Archive Administration. He was secretary for the Society of the History of Natural History for 17 years, and had been elected as the Society's President early in 1999.

Bob Press worked as a curator and researcher at the Natural History Museum since 1973 and is now deputy head of the Department of Botany. His current research centres on plants of the Atlantic islands but he has also studied the plants of Europe and of Nepal. He has a special interest in plant collectors and the history of collecting, and is author of numerous books including field guides.

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"Beautifully illustrated with numerous carefully selected photographs. This book is a delightful read."

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