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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 49141–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.41
Published: 01 February 2019
... in evolution. In important synthesis articles in the mid-1950s, he summarized his conclusions about applied mathematics and natural history. They were not mere technical tools, but reflected a commitment to observation and pattern recognition as the basis of his science. Understanding these views...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485581–593 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.581
Published: 01 November 2018
... more traditional areas of focus on individual disciplines or technologies. This essay explores one such case of convergence in nineteenth-century data history between empirical natural history (paleontology and botany), bureaucratic statistics (cameralism), and contemporary historiography, arguing that...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48156–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.56
Published: 01 February 2018
... proponents of a “data-driven” approach to statistical natural history—to highlight two unexpected sources of a transformative visual idiom introduced at the time: so-called spindle diagrams representing historical patterns in taxonomic diversity. The first source—which informed Bronn’s general statistical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 423159–189 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.3.159
Published: 01 June 2012
...Agustí Nieto-Galan This paper discusses the political dimension of Odón de Buen's (1863–1945) expository practices—teaching and popularizing—as a university professor of natural history in Barcelona and later in Madrid at the turn of the nineteenth century. De Buen appropriated Ernst Haeckel's...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 42283–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.2.83
Published: 01 April 2012
...Mary E. Sunderland Recognizing natural history collections as dynamic scientific tools that enable unique forms of comparative analysis, theorizing, and questioning offers a new perspective on the history of the life sciences in the twentieth century that emphasizes the important role that...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 414365–404 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.4.365
Published: 01 October 2011
..., http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2011 Linnaeus natural history drawing visual representations manuscripts printed books ISABELLE CHARMANTIER* Carl Linnaeus and the Visual Representation of Nature ABSTRACT The Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707 1778) is reputed to have...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2010; 402149–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2010.40.2.149
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bruno J. Strasser The rise of experimentation and the decline of natural history constitute the historiographic backbone to most narratives about the history of the life sciences in the twentieth century. As I argue here, however, natural history practices, such as the collection and comparison of...