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Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

By: Lawrence Weschler (Author)

192 pages, b/w illustrations

Vintage Books

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #172300 | ISBN: 0679764895
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Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit – some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative origins of both art and science.

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