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Author Anderson, John G. T., 1957-
Title Deep things out of darkness [electronic resource] : a history of natural history / John G.T. Anderson.
Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-318) and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Natural history -- History.
Naturalists -- History.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780520273764 0520273761 (DLC) 2012017404
ISBN 0520954459 (electronic bk.)
9780520954458 (electronic bk.)
9780520273764 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520273761 (cloth : alk. paper)
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