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Title The art of naming / Michael Ohl ; translated by Elisabeth Lauffer.
Author Ohl, Michael, author.
Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Description xiii, 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Call # 578.012 O
Note Originally published as Die Kunst der Benennung. 1. Aufl. Berlin : Matthes et Seitz, 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue : the beauty of names -- 1. Hitler and the Fledermaus -- 2. How species get their names -- 3. Words, proper names, individuals -- 4. Types and the materiality of names -- 5. The curio collection of animal names -- 6. "I shall name this beetle after my beloved wife ..." -- 7. "A new species a day" -- 8. Who counts the species, names the names? -- 9. Naming nothing -- Epilogue: On labeling.
Note Translated from the German.
Subject Biology -- Nomenclature.
Biology -- Classification.
Biology. (OCoLC)fst00832383
Genre Classification. (OCoLC)fst01697073
Terminology. (OCoLC)fst01423880
Addl. Author Lauffer, Elisabeth, translator.
Addl. Title Kunst der Benennung. English
Related To Translation of (expression): Ohl, Michael Kunst der Benennung. Erste Auflage. Berlin : Matthes & Seitz Berlin, [2015] 9783957570895 (OCoLC)907669947
ISBN 9780262037761 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0262037769 (hardcover alkaline paper)

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