Charles Darwin's barnacle and David Bowie's spider : how scientific names celebrate adventurers, heroes, and even a few scoundrels / Stephen B. Heard, with illustrations by Emily S. Damstra.

By: Heard, Stephen B
Contributor(s): Damstra, Emily S [illustrator]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2020Description: ix, 241 p. : illISBN: 9780300238280Subject(s): Natural history -- Classification -- Popular works | Biology |v -- Classification -- Popular works | Biology | -- Nomenclature -- Popular worksCall number: 578.012 He435C 2020
Contents:
A lemur and its name -- The need for names -- How scientific naming works -- Forsythia, magnolia, and names within names -- Gary Larson's louse -- Maria Sibylla Merian and the metamorphosis of natural history -- David Bowie's spider, Beyoncé's fly, and Frank Zappa's jellyfish -- Spurlingia: a snail for the otherwise forgotten -- The name of evil -- Richard Spruce and the love of liverworts -- Names from the ego -- Eponymy gone wrong? Robert von Beringe's gorilla and Dian Fossey's tarsier -- Less than a tribute: the temptation of insult naming -- Charles Darwin's tangled bank -- Love in a latin name -- The indigenous blind spot -- Harry Potter and the name of the species -- Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer adn the fish from the depths of time -- Names for sale -- A fly for Mabel Alexander -- Madame Berthe's mouse lemur.
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หนังสือทั่วไป หนังสือทั่วไป สำนักวิทยบริการและเทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศ
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A lemur and its name -- The need for names -- How scientific naming works -- Forsythia, magnolia, and names within names -- Gary Larson's louse -- Maria Sibylla Merian and the metamorphosis of natural history -- David Bowie's spider, Beyoncé's fly, and Frank Zappa's jellyfish -- Spurlingia: a snail for the otherwise forgotten -- The name of evil -- Richard Spruce and the love of liverworts -- Names from the ego -- Eponymy gone wrong? Robert von Beringe's gorilla and Dian Fossey's tarsier -- Less than a tribute: the temptation of insult naming -- Charles Darwin's tangled bank -- Love in a latin name -- The indigenous blind spot -- Harry Potter and the name of the species -- Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer adn the fish from the depths of time -- Names for sale -- A fly for Mabel Alexander -- Madame Berthe's mouse lemur.

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Heard, Stephen B. (2020). Charles Darwin's barnacle and David Bowie's spider : how scientific names celebrate adventurers, heroes, and even a few scoundrels. New Haven : Yale University Press.

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