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The Ocean at Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium Hardcover – 11 May 2005

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  • Hardcover: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (11 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568985029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568985022
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 680,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A slim and informative study, well-paced and surprisingly pleasing. -- Seattle Times, September 2, 2005

Fascinating. Engaging, well researched. -- San Francisco Chronicle, November 12, 2005

Public and private, amateur and professional, Brunner's illustrated history of marine and freshwater aquaria is a history indeed. -- The Times Literary Supplement, November 18, 2005


Traces the development of this most wonderful invention, giving insight into the cultural and social circumstances that accompanied its swift rise in popularity. Brunner tells a compelling story of obsession, beauty, discovery and delight.

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Charles S.
3.0 out of 5 starsNot bad...
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4.0 out of 5 starsThe Ocean at Home
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3.0 out of 5 starsExcellent on the Victorian hobby, less good since
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A. Klein
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful synopsis of the history of the home aquarium.
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5.0 out of 5 starsA great intro to aquarium history!
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