Addresses a number of questions about the natural world and how we relate to it, as exemplified in the collections of biological and geological material held in museums and scientific institutions throughout the world. The book explores the scientific, cultural and monetary values of natural science collections with the primary aim of informing and influencing Government of those collections policy on the care, use and development of those collections.
"This is the most significant book dealing with natural sciences in museums to be published for many years. It should be essential reading not only for all natural scientists in museums, but especially those who manage and fund museums."
The Geological Curator, 6(8)