Title

Ordering Life: Karl Jordan and the Naturalist Tradition

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2012

Department

Science, Technology and Society

Abstract

For centuries naturalists have endeavored to name, order, and explain biological diversity. Karl Jordan (1861-1959) dedicated his long life to this effort, describing thousands of new species in the process. This book explores his career as he worked to ensure a continued role for natural history museums and the field of taxonomy.