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Deep Things out of DarknessA History of Natural History$
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John G. T. Anderson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273764

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Adam’s Task, Job’s Challenge

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(p.1) Introduction
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Deep Things out of Darkness
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John G. T. Anderson

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0001

In which the basic argument is laid out: natural history is the set of stories that we tell to explain the diversity that we find in our encounter with the world. History is the set of stories of the people who lived in the “other countries” that we call the past. By studying both we can both learn a lot and have fun.

Keywords:   history, natural history, stories, diversity, conservation, time

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