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Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain

Zoos, Collections, Portraits, and Maps

Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain( )
Author: Colley, Ann C.
ISBN:978-1-4724-2778-6
Publication Date:Dec 2014
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $125.00
Book Description:

In her study of the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended Great Britain's amassing of wild skins, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials, as well as of recent theories concerning skin and touch, to examine the collecting and exhibiting practices of individuals, museums, and a provincial zoo. She focuses on issues of empire, representation, and natural history to examine the meaning, metaphoric uses, and cognitive function of skin for...
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Book Details
Pages:218
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Art / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
Art / European
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.123 x 9.438 x 1.014 Inches
Book Weight:1.197 Pounds



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