Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums
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Description: This volume traces the cultural history of natural history museums from their origins in the 18th century through the present day, by tracing the changing attitudes and philosophies that influence the public displays of major natural history museums.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Stephen T. Asma is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, where he holds the title of Distinguished Scholar.
|Flesh-eating Beetles and the Secret Art of Taxidermy|
|Peter the Great's Mysterious Jars: How to Pickle a Human Head and Other Great Achievements of the Scientific Revolution|
|Taxonomic Intoxication, Part I: Visualizing the Invisible|
|Taxonomic Intoxication, Part II: In Search of the Engine Room|
|Exhibiting Evolution: Diversity, Order, and the Construction of Nature|
|Evolution and the Roulette Wheel: A Chance Cosmos Rattles Some Bones|
|Drama in Diorama: The Confederation of Art and Science|
|Notes and Further Reading|