Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A book review

The Unburnt Egg
More stories of a museum curator

By Brian Gill
ISBN 978-1-927249-29-1
This first edition was published in 2016 by Awa Press

Brian Gill was curator of birds and other land vertebrates at Auckland War Memorial Museum for over thirty years. In his book “The unburnt Egg” he brings a dusty museum’s storeroom, its scientists and its creatures within the museum’s collection back to life in a most entertaining and informative way. Each chapter leads you off on another adventure around New Zealand or the Pacific; each story another chapter.
Even though it is a book of short stories, it is written in such a way that after completing a chapter you are eager to progress to the next, much like a good novel.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to anyone that has an interest in natural history.

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