Books et al.TAXONOMY

A trove of biodiversity, at risk

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Science  10 Nov 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6364, pp. 728
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaq1820

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Summary

At a time when funding for natural his­tory collections is under siege, Christopher Kemp’s The Lost Species, which champions the irreplaceable value of these collections in the identification of new species, is a refresh­ing endorsement of both biodiversity and curatorial taxonomic expertise