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003    OCoLC 
005    20200603115307.2 
008    190827s2020    ctua   e b    001 0 eng d 
020    9780300238280|q(hardcover) 
020    0300238282|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)1112888729 
040    YDX|beng|erda|cYDX|dYUS|dOCLCO|dJAS|dOCLCF|dWZW|dYDXIT
049    BKLA 
082 04 578.012|223 
099    578.012|aH 
100 1  Heard, Stephen B.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Charles Darwin's barnacle and David Bowie's spider :|bhow 
       scientific names celebrate adventurers, heroes, and even a
       few scoundrels /|cStephen B. Heard, with illustrations by 
       Emily S. Damstra. 
264  1 New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c[2020] 
300    ix, 241 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdacarrier 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and 
505 0  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. 
520 8  Ever since Carl Linnaeus's binomial system of scientific 
       names was adopted in the eighteenth century, scientists 
       have been eponymously naming organisms in ways that both 
       honor and vilify their namesakes. This charming, 
       informative, and accessible history examines the 
       fascinating stories behind taxonomic nomenclature, from 
       Linnaeus himself naming a small and unpleasant weed after 
       a rival botanist to the recent influx of scientific names 
       based on pop-culture icons - including David Bowie's 
       spider, Frank Zappa's jellyfish, and Beyoncé's fly. 
       Exploring the naming process as an opportunity for 
       scientists to express themselves in creative ways, Stephen
       B. Heard's fresh approach shows how scientific names 
       function as a window into both the passions and foibles of
       the scientific community and as a more general indicator 
       of the ways in which humans relate to, and impose order on,
       the natural world. 
650  0 Natural history|xClassification|vPopular works. 
650  0 Biology|vClassification|vPopular works. 
650  0 Biology|vNomenclature|vPopular works. 
650  7 Biology.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00832383 
650  7 Natural history|xClassification.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01034274
655  7 Popular works.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423846 
700 1  Damstra, Emily S.,|eillustrator. 
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