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Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

John G. T. Anderson

Abstract

Natural history, the deliberate observation of the environment, is arguably the oldest science. From purely practical beginnings as a way of finding food and shelter, natural history evolved into the holistic, systematic study of plants, animals, and the landscape. This book chronicles the rise, decline, and ultimate revival of natural history within the realms of science and public discourse. The account is focused on the lives and contributions of an eclectic group of men and women, from John Ray, John Muir, Charles Darwin, and Rachel Carson, who endured remarkable hardships and privations i ... More

Keywords: natural history, John Ray, John Muir, Charles Darwin, Rachel Carson, naturalist, prehistory, environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520273764
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John G. T. Anderson, author