ISBN13:978-0521558945 ISBN10: 0521558948 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521453943 ISBN10: 0521453941
Summary: This lavishly illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship in the history of natural history. Public interest in this lively field has been stimulated by environmental concerns and through links with the histories of art, collecting and gardening. Twenty-four essays, written at an accessible level, cover the period from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The book includes suggestions for further readi
ng, and highlights the relevance of history for current debates on museum practice, ecological diversity, and the environment.
Summary: This lavishly illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship in the history of natural history. Public interest in this lively field has been stimulated by environmental concerns and through links with the histories of art, collecting and gardening. Twenty-four essays, written at an accessible level, cover the period from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The book includes suggestions for further reading, and highlights the relevance of history for current debates on museum practice, ecological diversity, and the environment. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 01/26/1996 International: No
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