The Resource Reading the shape of nature : comparative zoology at the Agassiz Museum, Mary P. Winsor

Reading the shape of nature : comparative zoology at the Agassiz Museum, Mary P. Winsor

Label
Reading the shape of nature : comparative zoology at the Agassiz Museum
Title
Reading the shape of nature
Title remainder
comparative zoology at the Agassiz Museum
Statement of responsibility
Mary P. Winsor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reading the Shape of Nature vividly recounts the turbulent early history of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard and the contrasting careers of its founder Louis Agassiz and his son Alexander. Through the story of this institution and the individuals who formed it, Mary P. Winsor explores the conflicting forces that shaped systematics in the second half of the nineteenth century. Debates over the philosophical foundations of classification, details of taxonomic research, the young institution's financial struggles, and the personalities of the men most deeply involved are a
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winsor, Mary P
Dewey number
574/.012
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QL71.U62
LC item number
C358 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Science and its conceptual foundations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harvard University
  • Agassiz, Louis
  • Agassiz, Alexander
  • Barbour, Thomas
  • Harvard University
  • Agassiz, Louis
  • Agassiz, Alexander
  • Barbour, Thomas
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University
  • Museum of comparative zoology (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Cambridge (Mass.)
  • Animals
  • Natural history
  • Naturalists
  • Animaux
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Naturalistes
  • United States
Label
Reading the shape of nature : comparative zoology at the Agassiz Museum, Mary P. Winsor
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=363667
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. ""In the Prime of His Admirable Manhood""; 2. ""I Have Been Disappointed in My Collaboration""; 3. ""Our Work Must Be Done with Much More Precision""; 4. ""An Object Worthy of a Life's Devotion""; 5. ""The Many Plans Started by My Father""; 6. ""Shall We Say 'Ignorabimus,' or Chase a Phantom?""; 7. ""The Slender Threas is Practically Severed""; 8. ""Results Unattainable by Museum Study Alone""; 9. ""Collections Never of Use to Anyone""; 10. ""Dependent on the Personal Feelings of the Authors""
  • 11. ""I Made Up My Mind That Very Day to Be Director""Concluding Remarks; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 324 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283078504
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)717581364
  • (OCoLC)ocn717581364
Label
Reading the shape of nature : comparative zoology at the Agassiz Museum, Mary P. Winsor
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=363667
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. ""In the Prime of His Admirable Manhood""; 2. ""I Have Been Disappointed in My Collaboration""; 3. ""Our Work Must Be Done with Much More Precision""; 4. ""An Object Worthy of a Life's Devotion""; 5. ""The Many Plans Started by My Father""; 6. ""Shall We Say 'Ignorabimus,' or Chase a Phantom?""; 7. ""The Slender Threas is Practically Severed""; 8. ""Results Unattainable by Museum Study Alone""; 9. ""Collections Never of Use to Anyone""; 10. ""Dependent on the Personal Feelings of the Authors""
  • 11. ""I Made Up My Mind That Very Day to Be Director""Concluding Remarks; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 324 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283078504
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)717581364
  • (OCoLC)ocn717581364

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