detail from  Aguilón, Opticorum libri sex (1613), gift of Daniel and Eleanor Albert, Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-MadisonDetail of "The Blew-bird [sic]," from Mark Catesby, The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1754), Thordarson Collection, Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Books of Nature:
An Exhibit of Science and Natural History Books from Special Collections

March 17 – August 1, 2014

Department of Special Collections
976 Memorial Library
728 State Street

A large exhibit on history of science, highlighting the rich holdings of Special Collections, in conjunction with a symposium (Pyle Center, April 26, 2014) on “Bibliography, Collections, and the History of Science” co-sponsored by the Caxton Club of Chicago and the Bibliographical Society of America.