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Nov 26, 1996
| ISBN 9780679764892
Mar 20, 2013
| ISBN 9780307833983
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Nov 26, 1996 | ISBN 9780679764892
Mar 20, 2013 | ISBN 9780307833983
Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for General NonfictionFinalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionPronged 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.
Lawrence Weschler was for over twenty years (1981-2002) a staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award and was also a recipient of Lannan… More about Lawrence Weschler
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