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Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (Text Only)

Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (Text Only)

  • Author: Richard Fortey
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007362951
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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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.

Wissenschaft für alle: Citizen Science

Wissenschaft für alle: Citizen Science

  • Author: Michael Wink,Joachim Funke,Gesellschaft der Freunde Universität Heidelberg e.V.
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3946054358
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 172
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Bürgerwissenschaft (Citizen Science) ist im Kommen: In vielen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen übernehmen Laien Aufgaben wie das Erfassen von Tieren und Pflanzen in bestimmten Gebieten oder die Sichtung von Sternen. In der Medizin sind es Selbsthilfe-Gruppen, die Wissen sammeln und organisieren, in der Psychologie wird über Laien-Therapie diskutiert. In der Germanistik werden editorische Tätigkeiten durch Laien ausgeführt, in der Geschichtswissenschaft durchforsten Amateure die Archive oder sammeln lokale Daten. Diese Thematik beleuchtet der von Michael Wink und Joachim Funke herausgegebene Band „Wissenschaft für alle: Citizen Science“ aus der bunten Sicht einer Volluniversität. Zehn Autorinnen und Autoren aus Geistes-, Kultur-, Naturwissenschaften und Medizin diskutieren Chancen und Grenzen der Bürgerforschung aus Sicht der universitären Forschung.

The Language of Butterflies

The Language of Butterflies

How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect

  • Author: Wendy Williams
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501178083
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives. Butterflies are one of the world’s most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we’ve encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these “flying flowers”—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies’ scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them. Coupled with years of research and knowledge gained from experts in the field, this accessible “butterfly biography” explores the ancient partnership between these special creatures and humans, and why they continue to fascinate us today. Touching, eye-opening, and incredibly profound, The Language of Butterflies reveals the critical role they play in our world.

Inside the Lost Museum

Inside the Lost Museum

Curating, Past and Present

  • Author: Steven Lubar,Steven D. Lubar
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674971043
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 416
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Museum lovers know that energy and mystery run through every exhibition. Steven Lubar explains work behind the scenes—collecting, preserving, displaying, and using art and artifacts in teaching, research, and community-building—through historical and contemporary examples, especially the lost but reimagined Jenks Museum at Brown University.

Museum Storage and Meaning

Museum Storage and Meaning

Tales from the Crypt

  • Author: Mirjam Brusius,Kavita Singh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351659421
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 300
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Beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls, many museums contain vast, hidden spaces in which objects may be stored, conserved, or processed. Museums can also include unseen archives, study rooms, and libraries which are inaccessible to the public. This collection of essays focuses on this domain, an area that has hitherto received little attention. Divided into four sections, the book critically examines the physical space of museum storage areas, the fluctuating historical fortunes of exhibits, the growing phenomenon of publicly visible storage, and the politics of objects deemed worthy of collection but unsuitable for display. In doing so, it explores issues including the relationship between storage and canonization, the politics of collecting, the use of museum storage as a form of censorship, the architectural character of storage space, and the economic and epistemic value of museum objects. Essay contributions come from a broad combination of museum directors, curators, archaeologists, historians, and other academics.

New Scientist

New Scientist

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Science
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Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Academic libraries
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Railway and Seaport Freight Movement

Railway and Seaport Freight Movement

With Examples of British and American Practice

  • Author: George Vicary Owen Bulkeley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Freight
  • Page: 221
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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind

  • Author: Richard Fortey
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0307957411
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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From one of the world’s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout time. Evolution, it seems, has not completely obliterated its tracks as more advanced organisms have evolved; the history of life on earth is far older—and odder—than many of us realize. Scattered across the globe, these remarkable plants and animals continue to mark seminal events in geological time. From a moonlit beach in Delaware, where the hardy horseshoe crab shuffles its way to a frenzy of mass mating just as it did 450 million years ago, to the dense rainforests of New Zealand, where the elusive, unprepossessing velvet worm has burrowed deep into rotting timber since before the breakup of the ancient supercontinent, to a stretch of Australian coastline with stromatolite formations that bear witness to the Precambrian dawn, the existence of these survivors offers us a tantalizing glimpse of pivotal points in evolutionary history. These are not “living fossils” but rather a handful of tenacious creatures of days long gone. Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world’s old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer’s sense of adventure and wonder.

Refrigerating Engineering

Refrigerating Engineering

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery
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Vols. 1-17 include Proceedings of the 10th-24th (1914-28) annual meeting of the society.