Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History
John G. T. Anderson
one hundred sixty five Skinker, Mary, 247 slavery, one hundred and five, 119, 275n6, 279n26 Sloane, Hans, sixty one, sixty eight, seventy four, 88 Smith, Charles, 281n36 Smith, E., 269–70n40 Smith, James Edward, 70–71 Smithsonian establishment, 186, a hundred ninety, 192, 199, 219, 233, 239 Smith, Sydney, 109 Smith, W. R., 283n8 Snake River, 183 snakes, forty nine, 264n22 snapping turtle, 215 Snooke, Rebecca, seventy seven snowshoe hare, 176 social justice issues: Darwin, one zero five, 119, 275n6; Humboldt, 168, 279n26; Wallace, 148, 168–69, a hundred and seventy, 282n46 Socrates, sixteen, 20 South.
199, 216, 238–41, 253–55; Harvard, 199, 216–18, 220, 222, 223, 224 Zoonomia (E. Darwin), a hundred.
invoice Lidicker and Jim Patton's mammalogy path because the basically undergraduate, and the die was once solid. in addition to giving me a lifelong appreciation for taxidermy and fieldwork, Patton made it transparent that traditional historical past was once, mainly, enjoyable. average historians obtained to visit fascinating areas, see appealing issues, meet strange humans, and ask never-ending questions. average historical past was once technology at its residing, respiring most sensible. I sat in at the museum lunches, hearing professors and graduate scholars struggle it.
And Bonpland made up our minds to maneuver westward to Caracas. Bonpland suffered seriously from seasickness, so he comprehensive a part of the adventure strolling, botanizing as he went, whereas Humboldt stayed with the send the full distance to Caracas.14 the 2 naturalists beloved what they observed of town (Humboldt describes the nights in June and July as “clear and delicious”), and made it their base for the subsequent months, hiking many of the within sight mountains, evaluating the floras at various elevations, and.
Specimens of the gallo, or cock of the rock (genus Rupicola, a very brightly coloured cotinga). Wallace in the beginning dependent himself in an Indian village at the banks of the Rio Negro, yet quickly chanced on that the birds have been extra universal within the within sight mountains. He trigger with a celebration of Indians to aid him in acquiring specimens. once more, his account slides among enthusiasm and distaste: “Gigantic buttress timber, tall fluted stems, unusual arms, and stylish tree-ferns have been ample on each.