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The Camera Never Lies?

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Science  21 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5785, pp. 299-300
DOI: 10.1126/science.1126852

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Nature Exposed. Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science. By Jennifer Tucker. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2005. 306 pp. $55, £36.50. ISBN 0-8018-7991-4.

Ranging across scientific fields from microbiology to astronomy, Tucker explores the paths that led to the photograph being accepted as an accurate representation of nature.