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Author Freedberg, David.

Title The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history / David Freedberg.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.


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 UniM Bail  509.45 FREE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 513 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary AcknowledgmentsA Note to Historians of ScienceIntroduction Saving AppearancesPART I - BACKGROUND1. The Paper Museum2. LynxesPART II - ASTRONOMY3. The New Star4. The Telescope: Imperfection in the Heavens5. The Conflict of TruthsPART III - NATURAL HISTORY6. The Chastity of Bees7. The Microscope and the Vernacular8. Plants and Reproduction9. The Mexican Treasury: Taxonomy and Illustration10. The Doctor's Dilemmas: Description, Dissection, and the Problem of Illustration11. FossilsPART IV - PICTURES AND ORDER12. The Failure of Pictures13. The Order of Nature14. The Fate of Pictures: Appearance, Truth, and AmbiguityNotesAbbreviationsBibliographyHeadingsIndex
Subject Accademia nazionale dei Lincei -- History.
Science -- Italy -- History.
ISBN 0226261476 (alk. paper)
0226261484 (paperback: alk. paper)