The Owl that Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator

by Gill, Brian
The Owl that Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator
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The Owl that Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator

by Gill, Brian

Format: Paperback

Code: 13913

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Natural history museums contain many thousands of zoological specimens and each has a tale to tell; often involving extraordinary people, daring explorations, unquenchable scientific curiosity, and strange coincidences. This perfectly presented book, with its engaging pictures, is rich in stories and unveils many secrets.

Read about: the fate of a tortoise given as a gift by Captain Cook; the epic international voyage of the biggest known moa egg; the admiration induced by an ape from the jungles of Borneo; the barn owl of mysterious origins; the unfortunate fate of an angry young elephant; the quest to discover how a New Zealand heron turned up in a Florence museum; the strange arrival of an Australian banjo frog; and many other mind-boggling mysteries.

The author is a fabulous storyteller, and this book will be loved by museum-goers, animal-lovers, and anyone with a curiosity about the natural world.

ISBN: 9781877551130

Publisher: Awa Press

Year of Publication: 2012

Page Count: 152

Shipping Weight: 1.25