Monthly Archives: August 2009

Plant Classification Before Darwin

The urge to classify the natural world is an old one and apparently an essential human characteristic. In a famous instance of the primeval nature of this impulse, during his field work in New Guinea in the 1940s ornithologist Ernst … Continue reading

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Dead Flowers

‚ÄúTake me down little Susie, take me down I know you think you’re the Queen of the Underground And you can send me dead flowers every morning Send me dead flowers by the mail Send me dead flowers to my … Continue reading

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