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The Resource Rare & wonderful : treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Kate Diston and Zoë Simmons

Rare & wonderful : treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Kate Diston and Zoë Simmons

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Rare & wonderful : treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Title
Rare & wonderful
Title remainder
treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Statement of responsibility
Kate Diston and Zoë Simmons
Title variation
  • Rare and wonderful
  • Treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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Editor
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Since its foundation in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's world-renowned collections have become a key centre for scientific study and its much-loved building an important icon for visitors from around the world.0The museum now holds over seven million scientific specimens including five million insects, half a million fossil specimens and half a million zoological specimens. It also holds an extensive collection of archival material relating to important naturalists such as Charles Darwin, William Smith, William Jones and James Charles Dale. 0This lavishly illustrated book features highlights from the collections ranging from the iconic Dodo (the only soft tissue specimen of the species in existence) and the giant tuna (brought back from Madeira on a perilous sea crossing in 1846) to crabs collected by Darwin during his voyage on the Beagle, David Livingstone's tsetse fly specimens and Mary Anning's ichthyosaur. Also featured are the first described dinosaur bones, found in a small Oxfordshire village, the Red Lady of Paviland (who was in fact a man who lived 29,000 years ago) and a meteorite from the planet Mars.0Each item tells a unique story about natural history, about the history of science, about collecting, or about the museum itself. They give a unique insight into the extraordinary wealth of information and the fascinating tales that can be gleaned from these collections, both from the past and for the future
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COO
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Diston, Kate
  • Simmons, Zoë
  • Bodleian Library
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Natural history
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Rare & wonderful : treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Kate Diston and Zoë Simmons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1065693851
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781851244843
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018411468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1065693851
Label
Rare & wonderful : treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Kate Diston and Zoë Simmons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1065693851
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781851244843
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018411468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1065693851

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