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Deep things out of darkness : a history of natural history

Author: John G T Anderson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
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"Natural history, the deliberate observation of the environment, is arguably the oldest science. From purely practical beginnings as a way of finding food and shelter, natural history evolved into the holistic, systematic study of plants, animals, and the landscape. Deep Things out of Darkness chronicles the rise, decline, and ultimate revival of natural history within the realms of science and public discourse.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012017404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John G T Anderson
ISBN: 9780520954458 0520954459
OCLC Number: 868638559
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : Adam's task, Job's challenge --
From hunter-gatherers to kings of kings --
A wonderful man : Aristotle and Greek natural history --
The spoils of an empire --
An emperor and his descendants --
New worlds --
Ray, Linnaeus, and the ordering of the world --
Journeys near and far --
Before the Origin --
Forms most beautiful : Darwin --
The geography of nature : Humboldt --
Hearts of light : Wallace and Bates --
Spoils of other empires --
Breadfruit and icebergs --
Naturalists in New England : Thoreau, Agassiz, and Gray --
From Muir and Alexander to Leopold and Carson --
The slow death (and resurrection) of natural history.
Responsibility: John G.T. Anderson.

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