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Author Yoon, Carol Kaesuk.

Title Naming nature : the clash between instinct and science / Carol Kaesuk Yoon.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  570.14 YOON    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  570.14 YOON    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  570.1 YOON    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  570.14 YOON    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  570.12 YOON    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  574.01 Y8    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  570.14 YOON    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  570.14 Y8N    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  570.14 YO    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and index.
Summary This surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world illuminates science's limitations and the urgency of staying connected to the natural world by using familiar, rather than scientific, names.
Contents The strange case of the fish that wasn't -- The search for the natural order begins. The little oracle ; Miracle in a barnacle ; What rock bottom looks like -- A vision illuminated. A surprise in the Tower of Babel ; The Umwelt among babies and the brain-damaged ; Wog's legacy -- A science is born. Taxonomy by the numbers ; Better taxonomy through chemistry ; The death of the fish -- A vision reclaimed. This strange notion ; Beyond science.
Subject Biology -- Classification.
Biology -- Nomenclature.
Biology -- Nomenclature (Popular)
Science -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9780393061970 hardcover $27.95
0393061973 hardcover
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