The Resource Finders, keepers : eight collectors, Rosamond Wolff Purcell & Stephen Jay Gould

Finders, keepers : eight collectors, Rosamond Wolff Purcell & Stephen Jay Gould

Label
Finders, keepers : eight collectors
Title
Finders, keepers
Title remainder
eight collectors
Statement of responsibility
Rosamond Wolff Purcell & Stephen Jay Gould
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • Here are Purcell's wonderfully exotic photographs of teeth and other human artifacts from the collection of Peter the Great; moles, pigs, and dogs from van Heurn's many boxes of perfectly preserved skins; and all manner of preserved life from Rothschild's Birds of Paradise to the fish of Agassiz. Here also is Gould at his best, delighting in the unusual and making connections to our own history and evolution that only the most fertile and whimsical mind could imagine - and that few will be able to resist
  • This is a book for those with a craving for beauty, knowledge, and a fascination with the unusual
Cataloging source
DLC
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Purcell, Rosamond Wolff
Dewey number
790.1/32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
AM231
LC item number
.P87 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gould, Stephen Jay
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  • Collectors and collecting
  • Collectors and collecting
Label
Finders, keepers : eight collectors, Rosamond Wolff Purcell & Stephen Jay Gould
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (155 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034687696
Label
Finders, keepers : eight collectors, Rosamond Wolff Purcell & Stephen Jay Gould
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (155 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034687696

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