Sunday, February 21, 2021

Bibliotheca Herpetologica 15(4)

Hilton, E. J. 2021.  Book Review. The Lost Species: Great Expeditions in the Collections of Natural History Museums. Bibliotheca Herpetologica 15(4):29–30. Published February 21, 2021.

“This is exactly how natural history collections are supposed to work. The specimens…represent a conversation that takes place over the centuries.” (p. 197)

“This is why the collections are so important. None of them is complete. But when a specimen becomes part of a collection, it begins another life – a second life as a representative.” (p. 139)

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