The Development of Biological Systematics: Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, Nature, and the Natural System

The Development of Biological Systematics: Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, Nature, and the Natural System

by Peter F. Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231064403

ISBN-13: 9780231064408

Pub. Date: 11/24/1994

Publisher: Perseus (for Columbia University Press)

A reevaluation of the history of biological systematics that discusses the formative years of the so-called natural system of classification in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Shows how classifications came to be treated as conventions; systematic practice was not linked to clearly articulated theory; there was general confusion over the "shape" of nature;

Overview

A reevaluation of the history of biological systematics that discusses the formative years of the so-called natural system of classification in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Shows how classifications came to be treated as conventions; systematic practice was not linked to clearly articulated theory; there was general confusion over the "shape" of nature; botany, elements of natural history, and systematics were conflated; and systematics took a position near the bottom of the hierarchy of sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231064408
Publisher:
Perseus (for Columbia University Press)
Publication date:
11/24/1994
Pages:
644
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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