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From the PublisherA rich account of how natural history was actually produced, particularly in the antebellum era.
Journal of Southern History
It will likely stand as definitive on this subject for years to come.Journal of American History
Stephens's wide-ranging research and talents as a sympathetic biographer cast welcome light on the importance of this group.
American Historical Review
This book should become a standard reference for its biographical and technical details on these naturalists.
North Carolina Historical Review
It is crystal clear from [this] careful exposition that science has always been about more than disclosing the facts of nature.
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