Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology
Author Lawrence Weschler
Publisher Random House
Publication date
1995
Media type Print (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-679-76489-2

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology is a book by Lawrence Weschler primarily about The Museum of Jurassic Technology and more broadly, the history and role of museums.

Contents[edit]

The book is divided into two sections, called Inhaling the Spore and Cerebral Growth. Inhaling the Spore focuses on the Museum of Jurassic Technology itself. The author relates his experiences with the museum and its creator, the titular David Hildebrand Wilson.

In Cerebral Growth Weschler goes into greater depth about Wonder Cabinets. "Cerebral growth" is also a pun, as one of the objects of the museum is a human horn.

Reception[edit]

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pulitzer Prize Finalists (1996)
  2. ^ Lavey, John. "Nonfiction: Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder". BookPage.com. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 

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