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Ordering Life: Karl Jordan and the Naturalist Tradition by [Johnson, Kristin]
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For those with an interest in the history of natural history.--Ian Paulsen, GrrlScientist "Guardian "

Ordering Life, by Kristin Johnson, is one part biography to three parts history and philosophy of science. 'Jordan serves as a useful guide', Johnson writes, 'not only to understanding how knowledge about biodiversity is obtained but how the answer to that question has changed over time and why'.--Louise Fabiani "Times Literary Supplement "

There are layers of richness in Johnson's book and readers will doubtless draw their own conclusions for Johnson's pleasong style leads the reader by means of historical narrtive rather than proselytization.--Malcolm J. Scoble "Biological Journal of the Linnean Society "

For those with an interest in the history of natural history.

--Ian Paulsen, GrrlScientist "Guardian "

Ordering Life, by Kristin Johnson, is one part biography to three parts history and philosophy of science. 'Jordan serves as a useful guide', Johnson writes, 'not only to understanding how knowledge about biodiversity is obtained but how the answer to that question has changed over time and why'.

--Louise Fabiani "Times Literary Supplement "

There are layers of richness in Johnson's book and readers will doubtless draw their own conclusions for Johnson's pleasong style leads the reader by means of historical narrtive rather than proselytization.

--Malcolm J. Scoble "Biological Journal of the Linnean Society "

"For those with an interest in the history of natural history."

--Ian Paulsen, GrrlScientist "Guardian "

"Ordering Life, by Kristin Johnson, is one part biography to three parts history and philosophy of science. 'Jordan serves as a useful guide', Johnson writes, 'not only to understanding how knowledge about biodiversity is obtained but how the answer to that question has changed over time and why'."

--Louise Fabiani "Times Literary Supplement "

"There are layers of richness in Johnson's book and readers will doubtless draw their own conclusions for Johnson's pleasong style leads the reader by means of historical narrtive rather than proselytization."

--Malcolm J. Scoble "Biological Journal of the Linnean Society "

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For centuries naturalists have endeavored to name, order, and explain biological diversity. Karl Jordan (1861–1959) dedicated his long life to this effort, describing thousands of new species in the process. Ordering Life explores the career of this prominent figure as he worked to ensure a continued role for natural history museums and the field of taxonomy in the rapidly changing world of twentieth-century science.

Jordan made an effort to both practice good taxonomy and secure status and patronage in a world that would soon be transformed by wars and economic and political upheaval. Kristin Johnson traces his response to these changes and shows that creating scientific knowledge about the natural world depends on much more than just good method or robust theory. The broader social context in which scientists work is just as important to the project of naming, describing, classifying, and, ultimately, explaining life.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (6 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GRRXRM
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