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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
New Yorker staff writer Weschler probes into L.A.'s highly unusual Museum of Jurassic Technology in this NBCC finalist.
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Visited the museum, then read the book. Both were fun and thought-provoking.Published 19 days ago by John Wolf
Excellent book for those interested in cabinets of curiosities, museum displays and artists who wish to create installations to convey meaning.Published 7 months ago by Gretchen Woodman
A look at the purpose of museums- specifically the unconventional Museum of Jurassic Technology. A very exciting and thought provoking read! Funny, informative and surprising! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brianne Baird