ISBN-10:
0226902145
ISBN-13:
9780226902142
Pub. Date:
11/28/1991
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Reading the Shape of Nature: Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum / Edition 2

Reading the Shape of Nature: Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum / Edition 2

by Mary P. Winsor
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ISBN-13: 9780226902142
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/28/1991
Series: Science and Its Conceptual Foundations Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mary P. Winsor is associate professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Victoria College, University of Toronto. She is the author of Starfish, Jellyfish, and the Order of Life: Issues in Nineteenth-Century Science.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. "In the Prime of His Admirable Manhood"
2. "I Have Been Disappointed in My Collaborators"
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 Thread 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

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Yaayba book for me. A future zoologist