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'Scenes from deep times': bones, travels, and memories in the cultures of nature in Brazil

This article examines the different roles played by field and non-field naturalists in constructing cultures of nature and in the dispute to construct scientific careers in the nineteenth century. Based on the concept of "threshold experience," it looks at little-explored aspects of Peter Wilhelm Lund's paleontological work (1801-1980) in Brazil and its international impact.

history of the sciences; history of paleontology; communication in the sciences

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