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The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History

 
 
 
 
The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History
Author: David Freedberg
ISBN 13: 9780226261485
ISBN 10: 226261484
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $40.00
 
 

Years ago, David Freedberg stumbled across a group of drawings by the little-known Academy of Linceans, a seventeenth-century Italian group that took as its task nothing less than the pictorial documentation of all of nature. Moving across Europe, he encountered thousands of such drawings—of fossils, the species of the New World, or the heavenly bodies studied by the group's most famous member, Galileo Galilei. Profusely illustrated and engagingly written, this book reveals this crucial moment in the development of natural history.