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Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum
 
 
Author
Richard Fortey.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780307263629
Pages/Publication Date 335/2008
Daedalus Item Code 03363
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Description
In this behind-the-scenes look at the people, research, and passions that make London's Natural History Museum one of the world's great institutions, former senior paleontologist Richard Fortey takes us where only a few privileged scientists, curators, and research specialists can go. Fortey's walk-through is a natural history of the Museum itself, replete with fossils, jewels, rare plants, and exotic species, that offers a close-up view of many of the premier scientific accomplishments and discoveries of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

"This book is worthy of the place it tells us about, and that is a pretty lofty chunk of praise."—Times (London)

"Fortey tells of truffles and how they illustrate the science of taxonomy; the Piltdown Man fraud and how more modern techniques exposed the hoax; how one of the ichthyologists found a lost Mozart manuscript while searching for a sixteenth-century book's illustration of a herring; and how the 'First Law of Museums'—never throw anything away—turned up a cast of the Koh-i-noor diamond made before it was recut. Well illustrated with photos, this chatty book meanders from tale to tale in the endlessly fascinating manner of a good storyteller."—Booklist

 
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