Treasures of the Natural History Museum


The Natural History Museum, London is home to one of the world's mostimportant and comprehensive collections of natural history specimens, literatureand artworks. This book is a celebration of over 200 of the Museum's most exceptionalpossessions including world-famous specimens and little-known curiosities. The treasures are selected both from objects on display and those stored behindthe scenes. Each one is chosen for its scientific importance, striking beauty orintriguing story - and sometimes all three. Among the many exceptional natural wonders featured are: a rare meteoritefrom Mars; Darwin's celebrated finch specimens; a lethal claw from the dinosaurBaryonyx; one of the first forms of life on Earth; and read more

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ISBN:

9780565092351

Format:

Hardback

Dimensions:

25cm x 22cm

RRP:

$69.99

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 December 2009

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Natural History Museum