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The Natural History Museum This study takes the reader on a whirlwind journey through the history of the Natural History Museum, the people, the influences, and the discoveries. It chronicles the more important milestones in the development of the Museum, and brings to life the times in which they occurred. Full description

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'beautifully illustrated with numerous carefully selected photographs...interspersed with concise histories of key collections...a delightful read.' -- Archives of Natural History, 29 (2), 2002
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Bob Press has worked as a curator and researcher at The Natural History Museum since 1973 and is now deputy head of the Department of Botany. His current research centres on plants of the Atlantic islands but he has also studied the plants of Europe and of Nepal. He has a special interest in plant collectors and the history of collecting, and is author of numerous books including field guides. John Thackray was Museum Archivist from 1989 until his death in 1999. After a B.Sc. degree in geology from Imperial College, London, he was Scientific Officer in the Geological Museum, and took an M.Sc. in the history of science, with further studies in Archive Administration. He was secretary for the Society of the History of Natural History for 17 years, and had been elected as the Society's President early in 1999.

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