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1. Intangible Natural Heritage: An Introduction. Eric Dorfman 2. The Intangible Roots of Our Tangible Heritage. Adrian Norris 3. Case Studies of Intangible Natural Heritage from Museum Collections. John A. Long 4. `That Singular And Wonderful Quadruped': The Kangaroo As Historical Intangible Natural Heritage in the Eighteenth Century. Markman Ellis 5. "Project INH": A Case Study Of the Role of Museums in the Interpretation of Intangible Natural Heritage. B. Venugopal 6. On Nature's Terms: Preserving the Practice of Traditional Backcountry Recreation in New Zealand's National Parks. Lee Davidson 7. Poetically, Man Dwells With Crickets: Nature and Culture of Chinese Singing Insects. Xingbao Jin and Alan L. Yen 8. Terra Cognita, Down and Under, Living Stones and the Sound of Stones: Reflections on Four Exhibitions. Ulrike Stottrop 9. Discussion: Towards a Unified Concept of Intangible Natural Heritage. Eric Dorfman and Janet Carding

About the Author

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).

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"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

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