In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Treasures of the Natural World catalogue accompanies an exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. A collection of some of the most fascinating and rare treasures from the Natural History Museum, London and enriched by the addition of First Peoples' narratives, an important step in acknowledging the complex history of some of the objects and respecting the deep relationship First Peoples have with the natural world.
Objects gathered from around the world over hundreds of years, Treasures of the Natural World catalogue includes these most wondrous objects of astounding beauty and abundance of life on Earth. Accompanied by stories of meaning and resonance from diverse peoples around the world connecting us with landscape and helping to foster a love of, and curiosity about the world around us.
Charles Darwin's pet juvenile giant tortoise; Alfred Russel Wallace's 83,200 beetles collected in southeast Asia and Sir Joseph Banks's shells collected during his HMS Endeavour exhibition and the exquisite illustrations of small sea creatures drawn by artists who accompanied Banks are just a few of the hundreds of objects in these pages.
This outstanding collection of treasures is presented in an exquisitely designed book and printed to the highest standards. A unique and must-have catalogue.