Natural History Collections

Paleontological Collections of Germany, Austria and Switzerland

The History of Life of Fossil Organisms at Museums and Universities

Editors: Beck, Lothar A., Joger, Ulrich (Eds.)

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  • Contains a detailed overview on paleontological natural history collections in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
  • Summarizes the latest trends in paleontological methods of sorting and preserving
  • Provides an overview on modern exhibition concepts at paleontological natural history museums 
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This book is devoted to 250 years of collecting, organizing and preserving paleontological specimens by generations of scientists. Paleontological collections are a huge resource for modern research and should be available for national and international scientists and institutions, as well as prospective public and private customers. These collections are an important part of the scientific enterprise, supporting research, public education, and the documentation of past 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 fossil marine or terrestrial plants and animals are archives of Earth's history and vital to our ability to learn about our place in its future.

The approach employed by the editors involves not only an introduction to the paleontological collections in general, but also  information on the international and national collection networks. Particular attention is given to new exhibition concepts and approaches of sorting, preserving and researching in paleontological collections and also their neglect and/or threat. In addition, the book provides information on all big public museums, on important state museums and regional Museums, and also on university collections.

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

Table of contents (49 chapters)

Table of contents (49 chapters)
  • Research and Open Questions—A Modern Concept Behind Berlins T. rex Presentation of Tristan Otto

    Moldrzyk, Uwe (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Scientific Methods of Geological and Paleontological Collections and Trends in Paleontological Investigation and Research

    Hühne, Cathrin

    Pages 15-22

  • BAMBERG: The Paleontological Collection at the Museum of Natural History in Bamberg (NKMB)

    Mäuser, Matthias

    Pages 23-26

  • BASEL: The Natural History Museum Basel (NMB)

    Etter, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • BERLIN: The Palaeontological Collections of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    Neumann, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77401-5
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77400-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paleontological Collections of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Book Subtitle
The History of Life of Fossil Organisms at Museums and Universities
Editors
  • Lothar A. Beck
  • Ulrich Joger
Series Title
Natural History Collections
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77401-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77401-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77400-8
Series ISSN
2510-1862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 573
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations, 342 illustrations in colour
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