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100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa: 100 Amazing Objects from the Te Papa Natural History Collection

100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa: 100 Amazing Objects from the Te Papa Natural History Collection
  

An insider's guide to the natural treasures of New Zealand's national museum.

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ISBN 9780994146052
Release Date 9 May 2019 by Te Papa Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780994146052
ISBN-10 0994146051
Stock Release date is 9 May 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Release Date 9 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Category Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Museums & Museology
Family, Home & Self Help
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 210mm
Weight 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 508.074993
Catalogue Code 940293

Description of this Book

Since the Colonial Museum opened in 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealand's national museum have become enormously significant - not to mention enormous. The objects housed by the Museum range from fossilised bones of the extinct Haast's Eagle and specimens collected by Joseph Banks on Cook's first voyage to deep sea-dwelling fishes and a plethora of insects. In this fascinating book Te Papa's science team of experts showcase 100 collection objects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the museum's important ongoing research. Te Papa's expert curators and collections managers tell the fascinating stories of everything from the colossal squid to the flaming flagfins and from sea spiders to beaver fleas.

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Author's Bio

Dr Susan Waugh manages the science and natural history programme for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Her personal field of expertise is in seabird population ecology, and she has research experience in petrel and albatross foraging, population estimation and fisheries by-catch management.

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