Landscapes and Labscapes Exploring the Lab-Field Border in Biology

ISBN-10: 0226450104

ISBN-13: 9780226450100

Edition: 2002

Authors: Robert E. Kohler
List price: $37.00
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Description: Kohler explores the people, places and practices of field biology in the United States from the 1890s to the 1950s. Using historical frontiers as models, he shows how biologists created vigorous new border sciences of ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Borders and History Field and Lab in Biology Lab and Field as Place Borders and Frontiers An Overview, with Caveats
A New Natural History The New Natural History New Naturalists and Educational Reform Labscapes: Marine Stations and Biological Farms Labscapes: Vivaria and Field Stations Conclusion
Border Crossings The Rise and Decline of Biometry Ecology: Physiology or Natural History? Up "Brush Creek" and Back Again Guardians of the Faith: Genetics and Physiology Conclusion
Taking Nature's Measure Trust in Numbers: Quadrates Taking Nature's Measure: Instruments Plant-Machine: Atmometers and Phytometers Instrumental Eye: The Camera Making the Place Right: Forrest Shreve Conclusion
Experiments in Nature Experimental Evolution Shifting Ground: Field and Lab Experiments in Nature: Ecology Experimental Taxonomy: Harvey M. Hall and Jens Clausen Conclusion
Troubled Lives Midlife Crises: Ecology Ends and Means: Experimental Evolution Identity Genetics, True and False Physiologists and the Field Conclusion
Nature's Experiments Nature's Experiments Places in Process Reading Places Physiographic Ecology Panoramas Evolution Conclusion
Border Practices Geographical Speciation: Ernst Mayr Hybrid Integration: Edgar Anderson Ecosystem Ecology: Raymond Lindeman Gradients and Continua: Robert Whittaker Conclusion
Border Biology: A Transect The Border Zone: A Bird's-Eye View
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index
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