By: Carla Yanni
199 pages, 72 b/w illus, 26 line illus
Focusing on the Oxford University Museum, the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art, and the Natural History Museum of London, Yanni explores how such institutions reflected varying, often contradictory concepts of nature, and explains how the rise of museums accompanied and influenced the transformation of science from a "gentleman's hobby" to a paying profession.
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