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Dry storeroom no. 1

the secret life of the Natural History Museum
  • 335 Pages
  • 2.32 MB
  • 5456 Downloads
  • English
by
Alfred A. Knopf , New York
Natural History Museum (London, England), Natural History Museum (London, England) -- Hi
Other titlesSecret life of the Natural History Museum
StatementRichard Fortey.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH70.G72 L6533 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination335 p., [16] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23093957M
ISBN 100307263622
ISBN 139780307263629
LC Control Number2008926695

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About this book. Dry Store Room No. 1 is an intimate biography of the Natural History Museum, celebrating the eccentric personalities who have peopled it and capturing the wonders of scientific endeavour, academic rigour and imagination. Behind the public facade of any great museum there lies a secret domain: one of unseen galleries, locked doors, priceless specimens and hidden lives.

What Stearn largely left out was an account of the achievements, hopes and frustrations, virtues and failings of the scientists who occupied the "shop floor"- the social history, if you like. My own Dry Storeroom No. 1 will curate some of the stories of the people who go to make up a unique place.

And beyond being a book about changes in scientific work, Dry Storeroom No. 1 is a book about the changing role of the museum.

Is it a place to do science, or is it show biz. Even Richard Fortey admits that when it comes to engaging the public, there's a lot to be said for show s: Book Review: Dry Storeroom No.

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Originally posted by Brian Switek On March 1,at PM I don't quite know what to make of Richard Fortey's latest book Dry Storeroom No. Dry Storeroom No. 1 The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (eBook): Fortey, Richard A.: 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.

Dry storeroom no. 1: the secret life of the Natural History Museum. [Richard A Fortey] -- Reveals the hidden treasures of London's Natural History Museum and the people, research, and passions that created the museum.

That's how I came to 'Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum' by Richard Fortey. Rochard Fortey is a palaeontologist specialized in the study of trilobites who has worked for the Natural History Museum in London since This book is his personal store-room of memories of all that time working in the museum/5(23).

The offices house a collection of — judging by Richard Fortey’s entertaining memoir, “Dry Storeroom No. 1” — extremely eccentric scholars. We meet, for example, Leslie Bairstow, an expert on.

In his book Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum, Richard Fortey takes us on a tour behind this familiar stage and shows us the important research and documentation that takes place in the vast wings of an internationally important museum - where the public, including screaming school children, rarely follows.

In Dry Storeroom No. 1, paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a behind-the-scenes look at London's Natural History Museum, a fascinating account that's less a history of the institution and more an intimate chronicle of the achievements, the hopes and frustrations, and the virtues and failings of the scientists who strive to bring the museum's.

'Dry Store Room No.1’ is a fascinating and affectionate account of a hidden world of untold treasures, where every fragment tells a story about time past, by a scientist who combines rigorous professional learning with a gift for prose that sparkles with wit and literary sensibility.5/5(1).

‘Dry Store Room No. 1’ is an intimate biography of the Natural History Museum, celebrating the eccentric personalities who have peopled it and capturing the wonders of scientific endeavour, academic rigour and imagination.

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Dry Store Room No.1 packs a lot of information into its pages about how natural history museums are run and what goes on behind the scenes creating a very enjoyable book.

Forteys writing style is very easy to read and allows you to learn a great. About the Book. This edition does not include illustrations. ‘Dry Store Room No. 1’ is an intimate biography of the Natural History Museum, celebrating the eccentric personalities who have peopled it and capturing the wonders of scientific endeavour, academic rigour and imagination.

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