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Museum of Life: Accompanies the Major BBC Series [Hardcover]

Steve Parker
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18 Mar 2010
For the first time cameras are going behind the scenes of the Natural History Museum in London to meet the experts who define the world we live in. In March 2010 the Museum will be the subject of a major new BBC TV series, Museum of Life. This landmark television series will provide viewers with unprecedented access to all aspects of museum life, with a focus on its pioneering research worldwide and the 70 million specimens that it looks after. Published to tie in with the BBC TV series of the same name, Museum of Life features all of the themes and events from the series, as well as stories about the Museum and the scientific research it is involved in. It is illustrated in colour throughout including photographs of both the Museum's collections and its scientists in action. With more than three million visitors each year and over 300 scientists working there, the Natural History Museum is one of Britain's best loved museums and an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Natural History Museum; Media tie-in edition (18 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 056509260X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0565092603
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 557,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Museum of Life ventures into the secret heart of the museum to shed light on the pioneering role it plays in conserving biodiversity and advancing our understanding of nature's wonders. The institute's collections are awe-inspiring, so perhaps it is no surprise that this book is packed with stunning photographs. The images are accompanied by engaging, bite-sized stories that put the various artefacts in context...this book is an inspirational and educational tool." BBC Wildlife Magazine

About the Author

Steve Parker is an author, editor and consultant specializing in the natural world, biology, technology and general sciences. He has written more than 250 books and has worked on the staff at London's Natural History Museum. Steve is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Zoologist Mark Carwardine has written the foreword to the book. He is an award-winning writer, photographer and radio presenter. He recently co-presented the major BBC Two TV series Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry and is one of the co-presenters of Museum of Life.

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4.0 out of 5 stars museums 27 Mar 2012
This book was published to accompany the BBC series of the same name.It is of the same high standard that is expected and required from the Natural History museum but it should have been printed on gloss paper,not matt paper, to enhance the pictures.
The book outlines the work of the museum with its 70 million specamins both here and abroad.
There are 6 sections 1)museum for a modern world 2)digging up the past 3) all creatures great and small 4)the power of insects 5)lifes diversity and 6)the living future.
All sections are well written, researched and illustrated but more attention should be paid publication presentation.
On a final note-too much attention paid to Darwin and not enough to Wallace.
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