Series: Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and TechnologyChallenging CollectionsApproaches to the Heritage of Recent Science and TechnologyPaperbackAlison Boyle9781944466107$52.00TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Oct 17, 2017
This most recent volume in the Artefacts series, Challenging Collections: Approaches to the Heritage of Recent Science and Technology, focuses on the question of collecting post–World War II scientific and technological heritage in museums, and the challenging issue of how such artifacts can be displayed and interpreted for diverse publics. In addition to examples of practice, editors Alison Boyle (Science Museum, London) and Johannes-Geert Hagmann (Deutsches Museum, Munich) have invited prominent historians and curators to reflect on the natur... + Read More
With loss of habitats throughout the world occurring at a staggering rate, it is critical to document what is being lost. This book strives to do that by focusing on longhorned woodboring beetles in Bolivia. Wholesale clearing of large tracts of land kills everything or forces species to move quickly to other areas, disrupting the balance of the ecosystem. This book will help people discover and appreciate some of the amazing diversity of life that exists in the undeveloped and/or remote natural areas of Bolivia. Nearly 1,900 species of longh... + Read More
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 diamond Since 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 s... + Read More
Series: From No ReturnThe 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São JoséHardcoverJaco Jacques Boshoff9781588346063$54.00HISTORY May 09, 2017
From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São José tells of the 2014 recovery of artifacts from the São José slave ship. In 1794, the ship capsized, and while its captain, crew and about half of the captives were rescued, 212 slaves drowned. The ship is a singular lens through which to view the unfathomable scope of the Middle Passage. From No Return chronicles the efforts of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture founding director Lonnie Bunch and collaborators to locate the ship and unearth ... + Read More
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