Author - Richard Fortey
Publisher - HarperPerennial
Edition - 2008 
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 338 
Condition - Used (Good Condition)

'An enchanting book' Sunday Express
Behind the public facade of any great museum there lies a secret domain: one of unseen galleries, locked doors, priceless specimens and hidden lives.
Richard Fortey, former senior palaeontologist at London's Natural History Museum, here celebrates its pioneering work - delving into the scandals and skulduggery that unfolded alongside extraordinary scientific endeavour.
This is a fascinating, affectionate account of a world of hidden treasures by a scientist who combines rigorous professional learning with a gift for prose that sparkles with wit and intellect.