Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

Exploring new ideas
by Lawrence Weschler | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0679764895 Global Overview for this book
Registered by freezone of Boston, Massachusetts USA on 3/29/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by freezone from Boston, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Makes more sense of this kind of aesthetic (and chain of inquiry) than almost anyone I have read. There is a strange non-linear, non-logical kind of knowledge that shaped so much culture (particularly in the Spanish speaking parts of the world, like South America and Mexico, that I find very puzzling. Wechsler investigates and finds the historic sense behind it.

Plus, this book is much funnier and more entertaining than I made it sound (above).

Journal Entry 2 by freezone at Book Box, Book Box -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 10, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (6/10/2016 UTC) at Book Box, Book Box -- Controlled Releases

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A wonderful book that really gives you a new angle from which to consider art and museums. Releasing into the "history of things" bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Taking from the Biography of Things bookbox. Looks interesting!

Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 29, 2018

A strange book about a very strange museum. It makes you think about what causes us to immediately believe something or to have our doubts. David Wilson’s Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles contains some exhibits that are real and others that are invented. Trying to figure out which is which is part of the fun, I suppose, for those who visit (or read this book).
I feel like much of it went right over my head, but It *was* interesting in parts (those I could understand). I’m not very scientifically-minded, but this book provides good practice in critical thinking!

Amazon:
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.

Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 29, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/29/2018 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Traveling to fulfill a wish. Hope you like it!

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Released for January 2018 Ultimate Challenge hosted by jumpingin, for "cabinet". This month's theme is Home.




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