NATURE'S TREASUREHOUSE:


NATURE'S TREASUREHOUSE:

JOHN THACKRAY & BOB PRESS    Book Number: 90838    Product format: Paperback

As well as extensive holdings of books, journals and manuscripts, the Natural History Museum in London has an unparalleled collection of artwork. The Reeves Drawings are one of many examples of the value of accurately observed and painstakingly executed illustrations. Enjoy in colour detail a slow loris, and a mango tree. Beautifully illustrated with images including a coloured sketch of the main spectacular entrance in South Kensington, learn all about the spirit of the building. Almost one third of the Museum's specimens are kept in glass jars full of spirit and included are rare photographs from 1930 of part of the collection of fish in the New Spirit Building. We read about the origins of the Museum and Sir Hans Sloane and his collection, how the Museum was established and Montagu House, the Bloomsbury development and how the new building was designed and built, the new collections, reaching an audience, exhibitions and education and unravelling mysteries through research. Into the future there is a look at the digital age. Includes the careful transport of the Spirit Collections and plants from the General Herbarium and insects from the Entomology collections into DC2, a stunning public space with high tech equipment and new laboratories. A beautifully designed big softback picture book overing the history, the staff and their work and many evocative photographs from the Museum's own archive, this is a warm, honest and sometimes whimsical account. 160pp, large softback.
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ISBN 9780565093181
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