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The World in Miniature: Practical Natural History and the Zoo Movement

in Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the zoo movement and introduces connections between practical natural history and nature protection. Philipp Leopold Martin is a central figure in this chapter, for his life and ... More


Diversifying Displays, Diverging Museums:: Postwar Life Science Education, 1941–1956

Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain

in Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226079660
eISBN:
9780226079837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079837.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During World War II, both natural history and science museums contributed to the war effort by offering scientific expertise and education to troops and citizens. Both science and natural history ... More


Field Experiments, Introductions, and Experimental Evolution: A Review and Practical Guide

Duncan J. Irschick and David Reznick

in Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the role of field experiments in experimental evolution. Field experiments come in different forms, but the most widely discussed method in the context of evolution is field ... More


Convergent Molecules

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses convergence on much smaller scales—that is, in the very molecules that make up living animals and plants—and presents examples of the convergent evolution of identical nuclear ... More


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