Books  Animal & General Biology  Animal & General Biology 

The Development of Biological Systematics: Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, Nature, and the Natural System

Monograph

By: Peter F Stevens (Author)

616 pages, b/w illustrations

Columbia University Press

Hardback | no dustjacket | Oct 1994 | #36822 | ISBN: 0231064403
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £68.99 $88/€82 approx

About this book

A reevaluation of the history of biological systematics that discusses the formative years of the so-called natural system of classification in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Shows how classifications came to be treated as conventions; systematic practice was not linked to clearly articulated theory; there was general confusion over the "shape" of nature; botany, elements of natural history, and systematics were conflated; and systematics took a position near the bottom of the hierarchy of sciences.

"Stevens has done the history of [biological systematics] much service by providing both a new commentary on this neglected scientist and the translations of Jussieu's early works."
Nature


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

NHBS Special Offer Price: £39.99 £45.50 (Save £5.51) $51/€48 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Serengeti Rules

NHBS Price: £18.95 $24/€23 approx

Animal Experimentation

NHBS Price: £20.99 $27/€25 approx

The Mediterranean Region

NHBS Price: £43.99 $56/€52 approx

Nature's Compass

NHBS Price: £19.95 $25/€24 approx