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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date December 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679764892
ISBN-10 0679764895
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
The author takes readers on a tour of his personal museum of natural oddities and optical illusions as he explores the imaginative origins of art and science, in a work nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
Finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

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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Hardcover
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1 edition from Pantheon Books (October 1, 1995)
9780679439981 | details & prices | 163 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $21.00
About: The author takes readers on a tour of his personal museum of natural oddities and optical illusions as he explores the imaginative origins of art and science
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (December 1, 1996)
9780679764892 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The author takes readers on a tour of his personal museum of natural oddities and optical illusions as he explores the imaginative origins of art and science

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