Genuine fakes : how phony things teach us about real stuff
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Published
London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2019.
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Book
ISBN
9781472961839, 1472961838, 9781472961822, 147296182X
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Holden Gale Free Library - Nonfiction364.1635 PYNAvailable
Marlborough Public Library - Nonfiction364.1635 PynAvailable
Pittsfield Berkshire Athenaeum - Adult364.1635 PyneAvailable
Worcester Main Library - Nonfiction364.1635 PYNEAvailable

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Published
London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2019.
Physical Desc
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781472961839, 1472961838, 9781472961822, 147296182X

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-293) and index.
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The world is full of genuine fakes--the objects that fall into the space between things that are real and those that are not. Whether or not we think things are authentic is a matter of perspective. From stories of audacious forgeries to feats of technological innovation, historian Lydia Pyne explors how the authenticity of eight genuine fakes--art forgeries, fake fossils, nature documentaries, synthetic flavors, museum exhibits, Maya codices and Paleolithic replicas--depends on their unique combination of history, science and culture.

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