Front cover image for Mr. Wilson's cabinet of wonder

Mr. Wilson's cabinet of wonder

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
eBook, English, 1996
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Vintage Books, New York, 1996
1 online resource (168 pages) : illustrations, portrait
9780307833983, 9781299274280, 0307833984, 1299274285
pt. I. Inhaling the spore
pt. II. Cerebral growth