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Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy

By: Paula Findlen

449 pages, Bw illus, figs

University of California Press

Paperback | Apr 1996 | #69067 | ISBN: 0520205081
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #31517 | ISBN: 0520073347
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Winner of the 1995 Howard R. Marraro Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association - `Paula Findlen's study contributes in important new ways to our understanding of science in the 16th and 17th centuries...She examines the ways in which values such as memory, civility, and curiosity shaped new science, and she does so impressively' - Harold J Cook, Science Magazine.

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Paula Findlen is Professor of History and Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Stanford University

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