Cultures of Natural History
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Description: These essays offer an accessible overview of a fascinating subject. An epilogue highlights the relevance of this extensive survey for current debates on museum practice, the display of ecological diversity, and concerns about the environment.
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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: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/26/1996
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
E. C. Spary is a lecturer in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.
|Notes on contributors|
|The natures of cultural history|
|Curiosity, Erudition and Utility|
|Emblematic natural history|
|The culture of gardens|
|The culture of curiosity|
|Physicians and natural history|
|Natural history as print culture|
|Virtuosity, Improvement and Sensibility|
|Natural history in the academies|
|Carl Linnaeus and his time and place|
|Gender in natural history|
|Political natural and bodily economics|
|The science of man|
|The natural history of the earth|
|Naturphilosophie and the kingdoms of nature|
|Discipline, Discovery and Display|
|New spaces in natural history|
|Minerals strata and fossils|
|Biogeography and empire|
|Travelling the other way|
|Equipment for the field|
|Tastes and crazes|
|Nature for the people|
|Natural history and the 'new' biology|
|The crisis of nature|