Series: Artefacts: Studies Hist SciChallenging CollectionsApproaches to the Heritage of Recent Science and TechnologyPaperbackJohannes-Geert Hagmann9781944466107$52.00TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Aug 08, 2017
Addresses the intellectual and practical approaches that should be used in museums and academic institutions to document and preserve the history of recent science and technology.Challenging Collections offers a multidisciplinary exploration of the material culture of recent science and technology. It examines the practical challenges that museums and academic communities face in collecting and storing the artefacts, images, electronic expressions, and other byproducts of the 21st century. The book is based on the 2011 Artefacts XVI Conference ... + Read More
This is a beautiful photographic catalog of 500 longhorned beetle species found in Bolivia. It includes images, distribution maps, and descriptions for each series.
Series: Hope DiamondThe Legendary History of a Cursed GemPaperbackRichard Kurin9781588344182$21.95ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Feb 28, 2017
An entertaining and well-researched history of the Hope diamondSince its discovery in seventeenth-century India, the Hope diamond, a glimmering deep blue gem weighing over 45 carats, has been shrouded in mystery and steeped in intrigue. In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Richard Kurin goes beyond the speculation to reveal the truth behind a legendary stone.Kurin, a cultural anthropologist, spent more than a decade on the trail of the legendary gem. But the ’curse’ that surrounds it, which Kurin puts to rest once and for all, is only one small pie... + Read More