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100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa 100 Amazing Objects from the Te Papa Natural History Collection

By: Susan Waugh(Author)
288 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Publisher: Te Papa Press
100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
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  • 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa ISBN: 9780994146052 Paperback May 2019 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

Since the Colonial Museum opened in 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealand's national museum have become enormously significant – not to mention enormous. The objects housed by the Museum range from fossilised bones of the extinct Haast's Eagle and specimens collected by Joseph Banks on Cook's first voyage to deep sea-dwelling fishes and a plethora of insects. In this fascinating book Te Papa's science team of experts showcase 100 collection objects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the museum's important ongoing research. Te Papa's expert curators and collections managers tell the fascinating stories of everything from the colossal squid to the flaming flagfins and from sea spiders to beaver fleas.


Introduction 6

100 Natural History Treasures
- A-B Objects 001-013 12
- C-E Objects 014-026 44
- F-G Objects 027-040 74
- H-M Objects 041-058 106
- N-P Objects 059-073 146
- R-S Objects 074-087 180
- T-Z Objects 088-100 212

The collectors 242
The collection and the field 248
Authors 262
Index 267

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Dr Susan Waugh manages the science and natural history programme for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Her personal field of expertise is in seabird population ecology, and she has research experience in petrel and albatross foraging, population estimation and fisheries by-catch management.

By: Susan Waugh(Author)
288 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Publisher: Te Papa Press
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