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Saving American Naturalists from Oblivion

Science  22 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5794, pp. 1741
DOI: 10.1126/science.1133639

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All Creatures. Naturalists, Collectors, and Biodiversity, 1850-1950. By Robert E. Kohler. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2006. 379 pp. $35, £22.95. ISBN 0-691-12539-2.

Focusing on the 19th- and 20th-century collecting expeditions that governments, museums, and universities sponsored to inventory fauna and flora, the author examines the practical work that produced much of our current inventory of Earth's biota.

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