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Cathederals of Science by Susan Sheets-Pyenson

By examining the development of natural history museums in Australasia, Canada and South America, Susan Sheets-Pyenson shows how colonial museum directors mobilized resources from reluctant provincial legislators, national governments, and college trustees. Local architects were often hired to realize the vision of glittering palaces to science that danced in the minds of colonial curators.

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The Development of Colonial Natural History Museum

English

Non-Fiction

natural history

1988

0-7735-0655-1

McGill-Queen's University Press

Kingston, Ontario

1988

hardcover

508