The Herbarium Handbook (Paperback)

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The Herbarium Handbook By Nina M. J. Davies (Editor), Clare Drinkell (Editor), Timothy M. A. Utteridge (Editor) Cover Image
By Nina M. J. Davies (Editor), Clare Drinkell (Editor), Timothy M. A. Utteridge (Editor)
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A new edition of an essential resource for all botanists, herbarium managers, and technicians involved with the making and maintenance of herbarium collections.

The Herbarium Handbook has been an important reference for herbarium collections care and management since it was first published in 1989. Based on standard herbarium practices and personal experience from experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the book also draws on examples from partners and collaborators around the world, making it accessible and adaptable for all herbarium practitioners. The book covers everything from creating herbarium collections to preparing and caring for specimens, managing a herbarium building, and public engagement and outreach. It is the essential reference for anyone working in this field.

About the Author

Nina M.J. Davies is the herbarium curation manager at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Clare Drinkell is a senior curator-botanist, digitization at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Tim Utteridge is the leader of the Asia Team in the Identification and Naming Department at Kew.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781842467695
ISBN-10: 1842467697
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Publication Date: January 12th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The Herbarium Handbook