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Science  14 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5477, pp. 252
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5477.252

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Nature's Museums Victorian Science and the Architecture of Display. Carla Yanni. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2000. 215 pp. $49.95. ISBN 0-8018-6326-0.

Yanni provides an extensively illustrated account of changing and conflicted roles of the central institutions of Victorian science museums built to house and display the diverse natural world.