How Zoologists Organize Things

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Beschreibung

“This book is so much more than an explanation of the title; it is a visual feast. Every page has carefully chosen and beautifully reproduced illustrations. The author has selected from a huge range of zoological material and has included medieval bestiaries from as early as the 1200s, to present-day genetics diagrams which are in themselves a visual delight, to subtly coloured electron microscope photographs of chromosomes. The text is well written and concise, giving a clear interpretation of the illustrations and enough background to enable one to understand something of the many zoologists who created numerous ways to understand the natural world of animals. This is a worthwhile account covering the work of many of the scientists, from a Western perspective, who have over the ages attempted to illustrate the order in Earth’s animal biodiversity. 5 stars”
 


Autorentext

David Bainbridge is a reproductive biologist, popular science writer, and the Clinical Veterinary Anatomist, the world-top-ranked Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. As well as many academic and clinical publications, he has written seven popular science books, widely reviewed, discussed and translated. He is a fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, whose alumni include John Ray, the originator of the biological term “species.” David Bainbridge is the definitive voice on zoology classification.



Klappentext

Combining science with art, this uncovers how categorisation in zoology has shaped our view of the natural world, helping to define our existence and beliefs. Animals were among the first subjects ever drawn, and our ancestors have long tried to bring a sense of order to the natural world.



Zusammenfassung
Discover how categorisation has shaped our view of the natural world with How Zoologists Organize Things. The book unveils wild truths and even wilder myths about animals, as perpetuated by zoologists - revealing how much more there is to learn, and unlearn.

Inhalt
Introduction
1 Aristotle, Bestiaries & Cynocephali
2 Creating Order from Profusion
3 Trees of Life in a Newly Ancient World
4 Outward Patterns, Inner Workings
Index
Credits
 

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Produktinformationen

Titel
How Zoologists Organize Things
Untertitel
The Art of Classification
Autor
EAN
9780711252264
ISBN
978-0-7112-5226-4
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Quarto Publishing Group
Genre
Natur, Garten & Tiere
Veröffentlichung
01.09.2020
Anzahl Seiten
256
Gewicht
946g
Größe
H236mm x B171mm x T26mm
Jahr
2020
Untertitel
Englisch
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