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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder

Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Techno Logy

By Lawrence Weschler

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679764892, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 1996

Description
Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
Finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
Pronged 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.


About the Author
Lawrence Weschlerwas for over twenty years (1981-2002) a staff writer atThe 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 Literary Award. his nonfiction bookMr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonderwas a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award."