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Author Conniff, Richard, 1951-

Title The species seekers : heroes, fools, and the mad pursuit of life on Earth / Richard Conniff

Publ Info New York : W.W. Norton, [2011]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Prov.  QH26 .C66 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QH26 .C66 2011    LOST AND PAID
 Salve Main Collection  QH26 .C66 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  QH26 .C66 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QH26 .C66 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-434) and index
Contents Strange things, strange lands -- That great beast of a town -- Finding the thread -- Collecting and conquest -- Mad about shells -- Extinct -- The rising -- The river rolling westward -- "If they lost their skalps" -- The burden of specimens -- Arsenic and immortality -- "Am I not a man and a brother?" -- Craniological longings -- "A fool to nature" -- The world turned upside down -- A primate named Savage -- "Species men" - "Labourer in the field" -- The slow power of natural forces -- The gorilla war -- Big noses and short tea-drinkers -- Industrial-scale natural history -- "The blessing of a good skirt" -- The beast in the mosquito -- "Why not try the experiment?" -- The new age of discovery -- Necrology
LC subject Naturalists -- Biography
Natural history -- History -- 18th century
Life (Biology) -- Research -- History -- 18th century
ISBN 9780393068542