Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Barbara Stein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227262

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 24 June 2022

Fieldwork–The Later Years

Fieldwork–The Later Years

(p.224) 22 Fieldwork–The Later Years
On Her Own Terms

Barbara R. Stein

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the various expeditions Alexander and Kellogg made in order to begin a collection of topotypes for the Museum of Vertebrae Zoology. Topotypes are specimens from localities where new taxa had been previously described. This new project was based on the suggestion of Grinnell, who believed that such material could contribute to the independence and resourcefulness of the museum as a research institution. The chapter also reveals several misadventures the women experienced during their travels, including a car accident and Alexander's interaction with a skunk.

Keywords:   topotypes, Vertebrae Zoology, taxa, research institution

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.