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Author DeMouthe, Jean Frances.
Title Natural materials : sources, properties, and uses / Jean Frances DeMouthe.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Architectural Press, 2006.
Edition First edition.

Subject Natural products -- Conservation and restoration.
Museum conservation methods.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 204 pages) : color illustrations
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-165) and index.
Contents Cover -- Natural Materials: Sources, Properties, and Uses -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Illustration Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction to Materials -- Properties of matter -- Physical properties -- Optical properties -- 2 Geological Materials -- Minerals -- Metals and alloys -- Gemstones -- Rocks -- Meteorites and related materials -- In collections -- 3 Introduction to Organics and Organisms -- Some organic compounds -- Classification of organisms -- Type specimens -- 4 Plants -- Introduction -- Plant classification -- Plant structure -- Fossil plant materials -- Products -- Wood -- Bark -- Paper -- Fabric and cordage -- Woven and dried plant materials -- Plant fluids -- Oil, resin and wax -- Perfume and other scented things -- Tar and asphalt -- Dyes -- Plant materials in collections -- Botanical specimens -- Created objects -- 5 Invertebrate Animals -- Introduction to animals and classification -- Porifera -- Cnidaria or Coelenterates -- Mollusca -- Arthropods -- Products -- Silk -- Shellac, dye and wax -- Shell -- Pearls -- In collections -- 6 Vertebrate Animals -- Introduction to animals and their classification -- Body parts -- Skin -- Hair and fur -- Feathers -- Bone and antler -- Teeth -- Muscles and other tissues -- Eggs -- Keratin materials -- Products -- Tools and weapons -- Fat, oil, and wax -- Leather -- Teeth and ivory -- Blood, milk, and excrement -- Animals in collections -- Appendix A: References and Further Reading -- Appendix B: Glossary -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- Appendix C: Measurements -- Measurements of Size -- Measurements of Weight -- Measurements of Purity -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- Last Page.
Note Print version record.
Summary Most museums collections contain a wide variety of natural materials, and a diverse range of knowledge is necessary to keep so many types of objects at their best. This book studies the composition, structure and properties of natural materials such as wood, paper, amber, coral and feathers, and discusses the potential hazards they face, as well as the appropriate conservation techniques to use for each. Providing plenty of detail in an easily accessible format, Natural Materials is a useful resource for students, professionals and collectors alike.
ISBN 0080457045 (electronic bk.)
9780080457048 (electronic bk.)
9780750665285
0750665289
0750665289 (Cloth)
9781136377297 (e-book: PDF)
1136377298
9781136377242 (e-book: Mobi)
1136377247
9781136377280 (e-book: ePub)
113637728X
OCLC # 76838923
Additional Format Print version: DeMouthe, Jean Frances. Natural materials. 1st ed. Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Architectural Press, 2006 0750665289 (DLC) 2005932979 (OCoLC)61425608.