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Brethren of the net : American entomology, 1840-1880

Author: Willis Conner Sorensen
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1995.
Series: History of American science and technology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sorensen asks how it came about that, within the span of forty years, the American entomological community developed from a few gentlemen naturalists with primary links to Europe to a thriving scientific community exercising world leadership in entomological science. He investigates the relationship between American and European entomology, the background of American entomologists, the implications of entomological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willis Conner Sorensen
ISBN: 0817307559 9780817307554
OCLC Number: 30816177
Description: xiv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Entomology in the American Context to 1840 --
2. "A Few Literary Gentlemen": The Entomological Society of Pennsylvania, 1842-1853 --
3. Of Cabinets and Collections --
4. Agricultural Entomologists and Institutions --
5. The Balance of Nature --
6. A Weevil, a Fly, a Bug, and a Beetle --
7. The Rocky Mountain Locust Plague --
8. Profile of the American Entomological Community About 1870 --
9. Acceptance and Implications of Evolution --
10. William Henry Edwards and Polymorphism in Butterflies --
11. The Yucca Moth --
12. The Debate over Entomological Nomenclature --
Appendix 1: Entomological Authors Cited in the Record of American Entomology --
Appendix 2: Entomological Authors Cited in the Record of American Entomology Ranked According to Priority.
Series Title: History of American science and technology series.
Responsibility: W. Conner Sorensen.

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This work investigates the relationship between American and European entomology, the background of American and European entomology and entomologists, the implications of entomological theory and  Read more...
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"Sorensen is at his best in discussing scientific concepts--he has made himself a master of the relevant sciences, and it shows. His discussions of the nomenclature problem, the theory of evolution, Read more...

 
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