The species seekers : heroes, fools, and the mad pursuit of life on Earth [1st ed.] 9780393068542, 0393068544

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The species seekers : heroes, fools, and the mad pursuit of life on Earth [1st ed.]
 9780393068542, 0393068544

Table of 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.

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