Natural Materials  book cover
1st Edition

Natural Materials

ISBN 9780367606336
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
222 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
SAVE $7.99
was $39.95
USD $31.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Most museums collections contain a wide variety of natural materials, and a diverse range of knowledge is necessary to keep so many types of objects at their best. This book studies the composition, structure and properties of natural materials such as wood, paper, amber, coral and feathers, and discusses the potential hazards they face, as well as the appropriate conservation techniques to use for each. Providing plenty of detail in an easily accessible format, Natural Materials is a useful resource for students, professionals and collectors alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Minerals; Rocks & fossils; Natural glass; Meteorites; Introduction to organics; Monera, Protista, Fungus; Plants; Invertebrate Animals; Vertebrate Animals; Bibliography; Glossary; Tables; Index

View More



Jean DeMouthe


"Jean DeMouthe breaks down materials to the atomic level and builds them up from there. Bark feathers, gemstones, blood, milk and leather are all grist for her mill." Museum News

"Natural Materials is a unique book..." - Rocks & Minerals, Oct. 2005