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Glassy Environments

28 August 2013

Simon Werrett spoke at the annual meeting of the European Society for Environmental History held in Munich last week. Werrett, who was a fellow of Munich's Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in 2011, gave a commentary on a session on the role of glass in making fragile and elusive marine species accessible and observable in nineteenth-century science. In the session, Christina Wessely (Humboldt University) argued that the use of glass aquaria in this period prompted new ecological ways of thinking about marine and other environments, while Florian Huber (University of Vienna) explored the way the extraordinary glass models of the Blaschka family simulated inaccessible marine environments.

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