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All Creatures:
Naturalists, Collectors, and Biodiversity, 1850-1950
Robert E. Kohler

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi

CHAPTER ONE: Nature 1
Natural History Survey 10
Inner Frontiers 17
Twilight Zones 30
Impressions 37
Conclusion 45

CHAPTER TWO: Culture 47
Nature-Going 50
Middle-Class Vacation: From Leisure to Recreation 56
Recreation and Natural Science 67
Nature Essay and Diorama 73
The Science of Art 82
Conclusion 88

CHAPTER THREE: Patrons 91
Natural History Surveys 94
Museum Exhibition and Collecting 107
Museum Collecting: An Overview 117
Research Museums and Their Patrons 123
Conclusion 134

CHAPTER FOUR: Expedition 137
The Field Party 139
System 149
Communication 154
Infrastructure 162
Mobility and Automobility 172
Conclusion 180

CHAPTER FIVE: Work 182
Work and Skill 183
Pleasures 192
Pains 197
Careers 205
Women in the Field 215
Identity 220
Conclusion 225

CHAPTER SIX: Knowledge 227
Species and Survey Collecting 231
Taxonomists: A Natural History 239
Subspecies and Practice 245
Subspecies: The History 253
Subspecies in Crisis 264
Conclusion 269

CHAPTER SEVEN: Envoi 271
From Collecting to Observing 272
A Changing World 278
Biodiversity Revisited 282

Abbreviations 287
Notes 289
Selected Bibliography 345
Index 357

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