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Ordering life : Karl Jordan and the naturalist tradition

Author: Kristin Johnson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The broader social context in which scientists work is just as important to the project of naming, describing, classifying, and, ultimately, explaining life.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Biografieën (vorm)
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Named Person: Karl Jordan; Karl Jordan; Karl Jordan; Karl Jordan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Johnson
ISBN: 9781421406008 9781421406503 1421406004 1421406500
OCLC Number: 777325549
Description: viii, 376 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Joining the naturalist tradition --
Reforming entomology --
Ordering beetles, butterflies, and moths --
Ordering naturalists --
A descent into disorder --
Taxonomy in a changed world --
The ruin of war and the synthesis of biology --
Naturalists in a changed landscape.
Responsibility: Kristin Johnson.

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For those with an interest in the history of natural history. -- Ian Paulsen, GrrlScientist * Guardian * A very readable account of the long-lived naturalist/entomologist Karl Jordan (1861-1959). * Read more...

 
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