World Book Day

World book day is a time for sharing the books that have made an impact on you. Chances are, if you liked it, so will someone else. It has a tradition of being all about fictitious books but there’s no reason why that has to be the case. I’m going to share with you now a very interesting book that was loaned to me by Oxford Museum‘s own Gina Allnatt : the book is Animal Skulls, by Mark Elbroch. It’s a really handy resource for relative measurements of features and this particular copy came with a history: the previous owner before Gina was clearly researching big cats and had added this note to the front about a presentation by the author. There’s another note on the inside too.

Animal Skulls

A Guide to North American Species

We have some great book reviews coming in the near future so keep an eye out for those. Today I’d really like to hear what books have recently touched you – fact or fiction but specifically ones relating to natural history collections. Good books should spread faster than plagues.