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Treasures of the Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum, London is home to one of the world’s most important and comprehensive collections of natural history specimens, literature and artworks. This book is a celebration of over 200 of the Museum’s most exceptional possessions including world-famous specimens and little-known curiosities. The treasures are selected both from objects on display and ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Natural History Museum, London
(first published 2008)
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Though this came out two years ago, we just discovered it on our latest trip to the Museum and had to have it! It is superb from start to finish, beautifully cataloging a relative handful of the Museum's rarities with sharp, clear full-colour photographs and concise but intriguing notes on why each thing is included. There are marvels of nature, lost species, and rare historic items here. If Treasures... is nothing else, it is humbling for perspective on our place in the world as well as for the ...more