An insider’s guide to the natural treasures of New Zealand’s national museum.
Book recommendation for:
- Lover's of natural history
- A deep dive into museum collections
- Stunning photographs of specimens
From our NZ Books collection, this fascinating book sees Te Papa's team of Scientific experts showcase 100 collection objects. Demonstrating the breadth and depth of the collection and the museum's important ongoing research. Te Papa's expert curators and collection managers tell the fascinating stories of everything from the colossal squid to the flaming flagfins and from sea spiders to beaver fleas.
Since the Colonial Museum open 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 fossilized 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.
Edited by Dr Susan Waugh
Tapping into the knowledge of our curators, conservators and scientists, the Non Fiction books in our collection offer incredible insight into the academia behind our national museum. Perfect gifts for fellow kiwi's, or a great NZ souvenir of your time here!
About the editor
Dr Susan Waugh's 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.
Extent: 272 pages