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Museum of Life

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Museum of Life accompanies the major six-part BBC TV series of the same name.

Go behind the scenes at the Museum and discover how our unrivalled collections and pioneering research help to define the world we live in.

ISBN: 978 0 565 09260 3

Author: Steve Parker, foreword by Mark Carwardine

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Museum of Life

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How can the growth of insects help to solve crimes? What did the world look like in the time of the dinosaurs? How do shark experts help Olympic athletes swim faster? Published to accompany the major six-part BBC TV series, Museum of Life offers a unique insight into the innovative, dramatic and often surprising work of this world renowned institution.

Many aspects of Museum life are investigated as vaults are opened, world-leading scientists observed and the public spaces explored. The book also reveals how the Museum maintains, studies and adds to the ever-growing collections, and why they are such a valuable resource.

The book follows Museum scientists in the laboratory and out into the field to find out how they are trying to conserve and catalogue the natural world, and help solve global problems in agriculture, medical and forensic science.

Join botanists in the hunt for the original British bluebell in Spain, discover how Museum experts are tackling disease in Uganda, find out how to spring clean a 100-year-old, 26 metre-long dinosaur model, and get a glimpse of many of the Museum’s amazing treasures along the way.

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