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Meeting C. Hart Merriam

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter takes a look at Alexander's newest interest after the 1905 African safari, which was the collection of dead animal skulls. It studies skeleton preparation and the lengths Alexander went ... More


The Foundation

Michael J. Lannoo

in This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In this chapter, I explore the roots of field biology, which lie deep in the outdoor competence of Native Americans, European settlers, mountain men, and voyageurs. As the children of pioneers who ... More


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