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Treasures of the Natural History Museum

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With lavish illustrations and intriguing stories about more than 200 of the Museum's most treasured possessions, this book is a fascinating insight into the best of our unrivalled collections.

ISBN: 9780565092351

Author: Vicky Paterson

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Treasures of the Natural History Museum

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This celebration of the Museum’s most exceptional possessions describes many world-famous specimens as well as little-known curiosities. The treasures are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes. Each one is chosen for its scientific importance, striking beauty or intriguing story - and sometimes all three.

Among the many exceptional natural wonders featured are: a rare meteorite from Mars, Darwin’s celebrated finch specimens, a lethal claw from the dinosaur Baryonyx, one of the first forms of life on Earth, and some immaculately dressed fleas. The book also shows the magnificent Museum building itself with its many architectural treasures.

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