Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture of Natural History Museums download free [PDF and Ebook] by Stephen T. Asma

Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture of Natural History Museums download free [PDF and Ebook] by Stephen T. Asma year 2003
  • Book name: Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture of Natural History Museums
  • Author: Stephen T. Asma
  • Release date: 2003/5/21
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780195163360
  • Rating: 8.92 of 10
  • Votes: 784
  • Review by: Moshe Mccurdy
  • Review rating: 7.58 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/23
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The natural history museum is a place where the line between 'high' and 'low' culture effectively vanishes-where our awe of nature, our taste for the bizarre, and our thirst for knowledge all blend happily together. But as Stephen Asma shows in Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, there is more going on in these great institutions than just smart fun. Asma takes us on a wide-ranging tour of natural history museums in New York and Chicago, London and Paris, interviewing curators, scientists, and exhibit designers, and providing a wealth of fascinating observations. We learn how the first museums were little more than high-toned side shows, with such garish exhibits as the pickled head of Catherine the Great's lover. In contrast, today's museums are hot-beds of serious science, funding major research in such fields as anthropology and archaeology. 'Rich in detail, lucid explanation, telling anecdotes, and fascinating characters...Asma has rendered a fascinating and credible account of how natural history museums are conceived and presented.It's the kind of book that will not only engage a wide and diverse readership, but it should, best of all, send them flocking to see how we look at nature and ourselves in those fabulous legacies of the curiosity cabinet.'-The Boston Herald.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H30M40S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History: Specific Events & Topics, History Of Science, Natural History Books, Palaeontology, Museums & Museology, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.43 USD
  • Dimensions: 154x234x21mm
  • Weight: 504g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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