Paper $50.00 ISBN: 9781842464984 Will Publish May 2014 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
E-book $50.00 ISBN: 9781842465097 Published February 2014

Curating Biocultural Collections

A Handbook

Edited by Jan Salick, Katie Konchar, and Mark Nesbitt

Edited by Jan Salick, Katie Konchar, and Mark Nesbitt

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

250 pages | 100 color plates | 7 1/2 x 10
Paper $50.00 ISBN: 9781842464984 Will Publish May 2014 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
E-book $50.00 ISBN: 9781842465097 Published February 2014
Biocultural collections cross the boundary between nature and culture, documenting the remarkable richness and diversity of human engagement with the natural world. With materials ranging from blocks of wood to DNA, and from ancient books to new websites, they play a diverse role in research and relaying valuable information about our world. Curating Biocultural Collections is the first book that both recognizes this role and provides wide-ranging advice for successfully managing these resources.

Written and edited by experts from around the world, Curating Biocultural Collections  draws on real-world experiences, providing examples from ethnobiology, anthropology, agriculture, botany, zoology, and museum curation. The book places a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of collection users and encourages ethical and equitable engagement with source communities. With one hundred photographs, including objects from little-known collections, alongside case studies and a carefully chosen bibliography, this book gives valuable insight for anyone working to preserve valuable resources.
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