Natural History Collections

Zoological Collections of Germany

The Animal Kingdom in its Amazing Plenty at Museums and Universities

Editors: Beck, Lothar A. (Ed.)

  • Provides a timely compilation of German zoological collections
  • Casts new light on endangered zoological collections and explores modern exhibition concepts
  • Maximizes readers insight into the zoological collection network
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About this book

This book is devoted to the knowledge of up to 250 years of collecting, organizing and preserving animals by generations of scientists. Zoological Collections are a huge resource for modern animal research and should be available for national and international scientists and institutions, as well as prospective public and private customers. Moreover, these collections are an important part of the scientific enterprise, supporting scientific research, human health, public education, and the conservation of biodiversity. Much of what we are beginning to understand about our world, we owe to the collection, preservation, and ongoing study of natural specimens.  Properly preserved collections of marine or terrestrial animals are libraries of Earth's history and vital to our ability to learn about our place in its future.

The approach employed by the editor involves not only an introduction to the topic, but also an external view on German collections including an assessment of their value in the international and national context, and information on the international and national collection networks. Particular attention is given to new approaches of sorting, preserving and researching in Zoological Collections as well as their neglect and/or threat. In addition, the book provides information on all big Public Research Museums, on important Collections in regional Country and local District Museums, and also on University collections.

This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing scientific insight for readers with an interest in biodiversity, taxonomy, or evolution, as well as natural history collections at large.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • In Past and Recent Times: On the Significance of Zoological Collections in Germany—An Introduction

    Beck, Lothar A.

    Pages 3-6

  • Germany’s Zoological Collections: An International and Personal View on an Important Historical and Contemporary Scientific Resource

    Kaiser, Hinrich (et al.)

    Pages 7-15

  • Research Collections in Germany: Modern Trends in Methods of Sorting, Preserving, and Research

    Joger, Ulrich

    Pages 17-28

  • National and International Collection Networks

    Weber, Cornelia

    Pages 29-36

  • Legal and Ethical Challenges: From Collection Management to Access and Benefit-Sharing

    Löhne, Cornelia (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44321-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44319-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zoological Collections of Germany
Book Subtitle
The Animal Kingdom in its Amazing Plenty at Museums and Universities
Editors
  • Lothar A. Beck
Series Title
Natural History Collections
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44321-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44321-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44319-5
Series ISSN
2510-1862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 729
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 347 illustrations in colour
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