The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856

@inproceedings{OConnor2007TheEO,
  title={The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856},
  author={R. O’Connor},
  year={2007}
}
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