Pioneer Naturalists

Pioneer Naturalists

The Discovery and Naming of North American Plants and Animals

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the early study of North American wildlife, describes various species, and discusses the first naturalists to identify them

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Douglas fir, Merriam's mouse, forsythia, Woodhouse's toad, Dall's porpoise, and Queen Anne's Lace are among the many familiar plants and animals whose names were bestowed on them by the naturalists exploring North America in the 18th and 19th centuries. The author, an entomologist, tells the stories behind these names, each chapter describing a person who discovered the genus or species, the person for whom it was named, and the plant or animal itself. Also included are a chronology of North American natural history and a short chapter on women naturalists (since they are ignored in the rest of the book). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : A John Macrae Book ; Henry Holt and Company, c1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805023374
Branch Call Number: 508.7014 EVA
Characteristics: viii, 294p. : ill. 22cm


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