Ordering Life: Karl Jordan and the Naturalist Tradition
Science, Technology and Society
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.
Ordering Life: Karl Jordan and the Naturalist Tradition. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.