9780393338713-0393338711-Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

ISBN-13: 9780393338713
ISBN-10: 0393338711
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Yoon, Carol Kaesuk
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 354 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393338713
ISBN-10: 0393338711
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Yoon, Carol Kaesuk
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 354 pages

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Acknowledged authors Yoon, Carol Kaesuk wrote Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science comprising 354 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393338711 and 9780393338713. Since then Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.36 or rent at the marketplace.

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Finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology. “A lively blend of popular scientific history and cultural criticism.”―New York Times Book Review

Biologist Carol Kaesuk Yoon explores the historical tension between evolutionary biology and taxonomy. Carl Linnaeus struggled in the eighteenth century to define species in light of their mutability while still relying on intuitive, visual judgments. As taxonomy modernized, it moved into labs, yielding results counterintuitive to humanity’s innate predisposition to order the world. By conceding scientific authority to taxonomists, Yoon argues, we’ve contributed to our own alienation from nature. 27 black-and-white illustrations
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