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Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief ... More


Dear Dr. Barbour

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Thomas Barbour occupied many roles in the lives of Archie and Marjorie Carr: mentor, parent figure, colleague, collaborator, benefactor, role model, and most of all, friend. Over the course of their ... More


The Misaki Marine Biological Station’s Dual Roles for Zoology and Fisheries, 1880s–1930s

Kjell David Ericson

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Marine biological stations have not existed solely inside the academic disciplines of zoology or biology. This chapter takes the case of Japan’s Misaki Marine Biological Station in order to argue ... More


Founding a Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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/9780520227262.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the events that led to the founding and construction of a Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Grinnell and Alexander both recognized the fact that the vertebrate fauna in the United ... More


Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

S. J. Harrison

in Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) is a prominent center of herpetological research in the United States. It is located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The Department of ... More


Founding a Museum of Paleontology

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/9780520227262.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter relates the events that led to the rift between Alexander and her former professor, John C. Merriam. It began when Merriam unexpectedly left the field of research and devoted his time to ... More


Fieldwork–The Later Years

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/9780520227262.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the various expeditions Alexander and Kellogg made in order to begin a collection of topotypes for the Museum of Vertebrae Zoology. Topotypes are specimens from localities ... More


Animal Skinners: A Transcolonial Network and the Formation of West African Zoology

Stephanie Zehnle

in Environments of Empire: Networks and Agents of Ecological Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655932
eISBN:
9781469655956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655932.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The chapter examines the transcolonial networks of a Swiss zoologist, Johann Büttikofer. He was employed by the Royal Museum of Natural History in Leiden. Together with the Swiss hunter, Franz Xaver ... More


Sounding the Alarm About Continent-Wide Wildlife Extinction

in Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226038148
eISBN:
9780226038155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038155.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In 1876, Joel Asaph Allen, a curator at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, issued a series of publications in which he lamented the decline of North America's wildlife and chronicled ... More


. Naturalists in New England: Thoreau, Agassiz, and Gray

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/9780520273764.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we examine the beginnings of the decline of natural history and the rise of nature writing or environmental literature. Thoreau’s role as an iconic figure in literature is examined as are ... More


Back to Civilization

Dava Guerin and Terry Bivens

in The Eagle on My Arm: How the Wilderness and Birds of Prey Saved a Veteran's Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813180021
eISBN:
9780813180038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180021.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter Patrick is picked up by plane and flown back to Arkansas. All he wants to do is eat a cheeseburger and see his mom and brother. Patrick decides to go back to college. He received his ... More


Claude Perrault and the Mechanics of Animals: Family and Scientific Institutions (1660–1690)

Oded Rabinovitch

in The Perraults: A Family of Letters in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729423
eISBN:
9781501730085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729423.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter starts with one individual–Claude–and examines how the impact of the family on scientific inquiry is seen when examined from the perspective of the individual. Studying Claude’s renowned ... More


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