Dry Storeroom, Issue 1
A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary people, meticulous research, and driving passions that make London’s Natural History Museum one of the world’s greatest institutions.
In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Richard Fortey takes his readers to a place where only a few privileged scientists, curators, and research specialists have been—the hallowed halls that hold the permanent collection of the Natural History Museum. Replete with fossils, jewels, rare plants, and exotic species, Fortey’s walk through offers an intimate view of many of the premiere scientific accomplishments of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Like looking into the mind of mankind and all the fascinating discoveries, ideas, and accomplishments that reside there, Fortey’s tour is utterly entertaining from first to last.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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DRY STOREROOM NO. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History MuseumUser Review - Kirkus
An insider's tour of one of the world's great museums.Hired as the "trilobite man" at London's Natural History Museum in 1970, Fortey (Earth, 2004, etc.) intimately knows its collections and many of ... Read full review
Review: Dry Storeroom No. 1 Dry Storeroom No. 1 Dry Storeroom No. 1User Review - Converse - Goodreads
Explains the purpose of the Natural History Museum in London (and similar institutions) as a center of taxonomic & systematic research, & what this entails, through a series of stories about ... Read full review