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Naming nature : the clash between instinct and science

Author: Carol Kaesuk Yoon
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world illuminates science's limitations and the urgency of staying connected to the natural world by using familiar, rather than scientific, names.
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Yoon, Carol Kaesuk.
Naming nature.
(DLC) 2009014332
(OCoLC)286488109
Named Person: Carolus Linnaeus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Kaesuk Yoon
ISBN: 9780393072761 0393072762
OCLC Number: 915976103
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The strange case of the fish that wasn't --
The little oracle --
Miracle in a barnacle --
What rock bottom looks like --
A surprise in the Tower of Babel --
The Umwelt among babies and the brain-damaged --
Wog's legacy --
Taxonomy by the numbers --
Better taxonomy through chemistry --
The death of the fish --
This strange station --
Beyond science.
Other Titles: Clash between instinct and science
Responsibility: Carol Kaesuk Yoon.
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Finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology: the surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world.  Read more...

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"Impossible to put down." -- Booklist "Brightly blending scientific expertise with personal experience, Yoon is an outstanding science writer who takes a seemingly dull topic and rivets unsuspecting Read more...

 
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