Dry Storeroom No. 1

Dry Storeroom No. 1

The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
ISBN: 9780307263629
0307263622
Branch Call Number: 508.0744212 FOR
Characteristics: 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Mar 31, 2017

A lovely book full of insight into the world of museums. Anyone with an interested in how they work and what goes on behind the scenes should find this interesting. Though of course it's about The Natural History Museum (London), the "adventures" of the author can be read to find similar happenings in just about any kind of museum. Lots of good information in here, along with entertainment value.

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Aug 20, 2015

A very entertaining written book of museums, full of anecdotes and even makes room for some explication of the sciences as well.

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