In countless exhibits, for instance, the idea of the traditional human and nuclear family is evident in displays of everything from extinct animals to grizzly bears (in nature, alas, the male bear is more likely to devour its young than to nurture them).q qWhere else but at a natural history museum could you find a T. rex, a high-tech planetarium, a Native American totem pole, and flesh-eating beetles - all under one roof. And in Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, Stephen Asma reveals that what we don't see - the scientific research that is going on backstage - is just as fascinating as the exhibits on display.q--Jacket.CHAPTER? Drama. in. the. Diorama: THE. CONFEDERATION. I. ART. SCIENCE. TEE MUSEUMS THAT WEa#39;VE STUDIED throughout this journey reveal the tremendous diversity of goals and motives for collecting and displaying elements ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads|
|Author||:||Stephen T. Asma|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2003|