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Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums

By: Stephen T Asma

302 pages, B/w photos, illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 2003 | #139803 | ISBN: 0195163362
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NHBS Price: £13.99 $17/€16 approx
Hardback | Dec 2001 | #122851 | ISBN: 0195130502
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About this book

A wide-ranging tour of Natural History Museums in America and Europe, with interviews with curators, scientists and designers. Asma points out that these museums shape our perception of nature.

After reading this book museum-goers will not be able to look at exhibits in the same way again, avows the author. He could be right New Scientist As full of curious facts and mental treats as any museum display, this fascinating book shows there is more behind the museum facade than a few busy biologists New Scientist

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