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Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Julia Hendon - Goodreads

It may be hard to imagine that a book on the history of taxonomy would be enjoyable but Naming Nature is a clever, witty, insightful read. A bit repetitious but author Yoon provides clear explanations ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Everett Tilley - Goodreads

The bits about the history of taxonomy as a science could have been an interesting book. The bits about folk taxonomy and how people categorize life could have been an interesting book. Framing them ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Chris Cosslett - Goodreads

Brilliant and surprisingly interesting study of history of taxonomy Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Danielle T - Goodreads

I'm sure there's others, but this was a really good pop sci look at taxonomy, a field I've always had a soft spot for and still secretly want to work in (albeit with molecular tools now). Yoon centers ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

The overly-romanticized first 50 pages seem to get very tied up in semantics. Mainly, the idea that "fish are not a thing" - true, fish are a paraphyletic clade in the tree of life, meaning that ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Bob Gustafson - Goodreads

I love science history and this time I was in biological, rather than physical, science. This is the story of Linneas, and then everything that happened after him, written for intelligent people who ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

While a little repetitive in its explanatory tone, this book was really interesting and kept me pretty engaged throughout. I don't read much non-fiction so it says something that I read this as ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - ME Traylor - Goodreads

I was extremely intrigued by the premise of this book, especially coming from a self-professed scientist. I was more interested in the insights into how traditional/indigenous cultures group and name ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

Fascinating book about the history of scientific classification of nature that started with Linneaus. This is a book about the history of taxonomy. I never knew that his classifications were replace ... Read full review

Review: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

From Wikipedia - a discussion of the word "umwelt": Each functional component of an umwelt has a meaning and so represents the organism's model of the world. It is also the semiotic world of the ... Read full review


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