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Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

John G. T. Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Natural history, the deliberate observation of the environment, is arguably the oldest science. From purely practical beginnings as a way of finding food and shelter, natural history evolved into the ... More


. The Slow Death (and Resurrection) of Natural History

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we return to the original subject: the role of natural history in both science and human affairs. The legacy of past naturalists is explored, and the importance of long-term data sets is ... More


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