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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on… (1995)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679764895, Paperback)In the non-Aristotelian, non-Euclidean, non-Newtonian space between the walls of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles exist bats that can fly through lead barriers, spore-ingesting pronged ants, elaborate theories of memory, and a host of other off-kilter scientific oddities that challenge the traditional notions of truth and fiction. Lawrence Weschler's book, expanded from an article for Harper's, is, at turns, a tour of the museum, a profile of its founder and curator, David Wilson, and a meditation on the role of imagination and authority in all museums, in science and in life. Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder is an exquisite piece of "magic realist nonfiction" that will prove utterly captivating.
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The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles is the starting point for Weschler's examination of the origins of modern museums, the generative role of pure imagination in both art and science, and the mystifying bases of the authoritative in every field.
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