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Finders, keepers : eight collectors

Author: Rosamond Wolff Purcell; Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Most of us collect things, but seldom have entire collections been preserved. A few that did survive have fallen, figuratively, into the clutches of two of America's most innovative minds: photographer Rosamond Wolff Purcell and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. What these collections say about the collectors, and about human beings in general, is the subject of this strangely beautiful and rich compendium.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosamond Wolff Purcell; Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0393030547 9780393030549 0393310876 9780393310870
OCLC Number: 23940633
Description: 155 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Dustch treat : Peter the Great and Frederik Ruysch --
A gentleman in Japan --
A taxonomist's taxonomist --
Mental boxing --
The varied facets of paradise --
Relics of the flood --
Judgment and the brutish beasts --
Fishes in and on stone : Agassiz's treasures now and then --
The lion in winter.
Responsibility: Rosamond Wolff Purcell & Stephen Jay Gould.

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