Eye of the Lynx Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History

ISBN-10: 0226261484
ISBN-13: 9780226261485
Edition: 2002
Authors: David Freedberg
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List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

The discovery of hundreds of botanical and zoological drawings at Windsor Castle started trail that led across Europe to a little-known scientific organization from 17th century Italy called the Academy of Linceans (or Lynxes). This volume documents the history of their work.

Acknowledgments
A Note to Historians of Science Introduction
Saving Appearances
Background
The Paper Museum
Lynxes
Astronomy
The New Star
The Telescope: Imperfection in the Heavens
The Conflict of Truths
Natural History
The Chastity of Bees
The Microscope and the Vernacular
Plants and Reproduction
The Mexican Treasury: Taxonomy and Illustration
The Doctor's Dilemmas: Description, Dissection, and the Problem of Illustration
Fossils
Pictures and Order
The Failure of Pictures
The Order of Nature
The Fate of Pictures: Appearance, Truth, and Ambiguity
Notes
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Headings
Index

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