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978-0-231-06440-8 / 9780231064408

The Development of Biological Systematics

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Publisher:Columbia University Press

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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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.

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