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Cultures of Natural History Author: E. C. Spary
Title: Cultures of Natural History
ISBN: 0521558948
ISBN13: 978-0521558945
Other Formats: azw doc lrf lit
Pages: 524 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 26, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1349 kb
Size EPUB version: 1515 kb
Subcategory: Nature & Ecology




This lavishly illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship in the history of natural history. Public interest in this lively field has been stimulated by environmental concerns and through links with the histories of art, collecting and gardening. Twenty-four essays, written at an accessible level, cover the period from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The book includes suggestions for further reading, and highlights the relevance of history for current debates on museum practice, ecological diversity, and the environment.