Intangible Natural Heritage: New Perspectives on Natural Objects
Eric Dorfman is Director of Whanganui Regional Museum in New Zealand. The topic of intangible natural heritage is new, and emerging as an important subject of inquiry. It describes the untouchable elements of the environment that combine to create natural objects, and help define... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Natural history, Nature conservation, Wildlife conservation, Natural history museums, Cultural property - Protection
||Natural History: General
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The topic of intangible natural heritage is new, and emerging as an important subject of inquiry. It describes the untouchable elements of the environment that combine to create natural objects, and help define our relationship to them. These elements can be sensory, like the sound of a landscape, or processes like natural selection. As a concept, intangible natural heritage is growing in prominence, as museums are increasingly charged with safeguarding and interpreting the milieux from which their objects originate.
Intangible Natural Heritage assembles a diversity of approaches as a platform for further discussion and research. Bringing together eleven thinkers from around the world who have helped advance the field, this book is the first cohesive review of intangible natural heritage as a field of study.
Awards & Reviews
||These chapters are not only essential reading for museum practitioners, historians, and the like, but should fascinate and inform the general public, especially citizen scientists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. - J. A. van Reenen, University of New Mexico, CHOICE
Eric Dorfman is Director of Whanganui Regional Museum in New Zealand. He has written a number of books on the natural sciences (e.g. Inside New Zealand's National Parks, 2008), and a laypersons' look at climate change, (Melting Point, 2008), as well as short children's fiction (Der Abscheid).