Care and Conservation of Natural History Collections
This book covers the physical care of botanical and zoological collections for scientific teaching and display purposes with emphasis on preservation for scientific value. A manual for curators and collections managers containing practical guidance, recommendations and advice across the whole field of natural history curation (excluding palaeontology).
A wide range of international experts with hands-on experience of collections have been chosen to contribute chapters on the care and conservation of both dried and fluid-preserved collections of plant material, vertebrates and invertebrates. The emphasis is on remedial conservation, ie the employment of best practice to prevent or arrest the long-term deterioration of specimens to preserve their scientific and cultural worth. Special chapters will cover the fields of genetic material, pest control, the museum environment - policies and procedures, with appendices on such topics as documentation and disaster planning.
*Practical manual containing guidance, recommendations and advice for natural history curation and conservation
*Clearly presented, well illustrated, including colour photographs and extensive references
*Multi-contributor work by the best in their respective fields
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Dr David Bedford Dick Hendry
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens 15a BOtanic Crescent
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