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Natural curiosities

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: New York : Parkstone International, [2011?]
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Reflecting their owner's taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying rare vegetable and animal species and fossils, these cabinets were always dedicated to science and knowledge. By collecting uncommon and beautiful objects in nature, rich noblemen were able to build a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913.
Natural curiosities.
New York : Parkstone International, ©2011
(OCoLC)644683521
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: 9781780422312 1780422318
OCLC Number: 778436103
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Alfred Russel WallaceOn the Law Which Has Regulated the Introduction ofNew Species (S20: 1855) --
On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely fromthe Original Type (S43: 1858).
Responsibility: [author, Alfred Russel Wallace].

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Reflecting their owner's taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying rare vegetable and animal species and fossils, these cabinets were always dedicated to science and knowledge. By collecting uncommon and beautiful objects in nature, rich noblemen were able to build a microcosm expressing the diversity of God's creation.

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