Naming nature: the clash between instinct and science

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W.W. Norton,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
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1st ed.
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English
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This surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world illuminates science's limitations and the urgency of staying connected to the natural world by using familiar, rather than scientific, names.
Traces the human drive and cognitive capacity for naming the living world, evaluating the contributions of such figures as Linnaeus and Darwin while exploring the human preference for familiar, rather than scientific, names.
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9780393061970
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subject_facet Biology -- Classification, Biology -- Nomenclature, Biology -- Nomenclature (Popular), SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Taxonomy, Science -- Miscellanea
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