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Science  18 Sep 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5947, pp. 1500-1501
DOI: 10.1126/science.1176735

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Modern Nature The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany by Lynn K. Nyhart University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2009. 437 pp. $45, £31. ISBN 9780226610894.


Exploring the work in museums, zoos, botanic gardens, and secondary schools in late-19th-century Germany, Nyhart shows that the popular nature studies played a crucial role in the development of ecology.