Book ID: CBB597567414

Coenraad Jacob Temminck and the Emergence of Systematics (1800–1850) (2021)

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Coenraad Jacob Temminck and the Emergence of Systematics (1800–1850) is the first study to examine in detail the life and work of Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778–1858), the Dutch naturalist who was the first director of ’s Rijks Museum van Natuurlijke Historie (National Museum of Natural History) in Leiden, The Netherlands. This study situates Temminck’s activities in the context of European natural history during the early to the mid-nineteenth century. Three issues which defined the era are discussed in more detail: the growing European colonial territories, the rise of scientific meritocracy, and the emergence of systematics as a discipline. Temminck’s biography elucidates how and why systematics developed, and why its status within the natural sciences has been a matter of discussion for more than a century.

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Authors & Contributors
MacLeod, Roy M.
Podgorny, Irina
Miracle, M. Eulàlia Gassó
Pimentel, Juan
McClellan, James E., III
Regourd, François
Journals
Archives of Natural History
Journal of the History of Biology
British Journal for the History of Science
Journal of British Studies
Science in Context
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Publishers
Brill
Univ. Chicago Press
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Berghahn Books
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
Olschki
Concepts
Natural history
Colonialism
Spain, colonies
Imperialism
Systematics (biology)
Museums
People
Temminck, Coenraad Jacob
Siebold, Philipp Franz von
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
17th century
16th century
20th century
Places
Latin America
Great Britain
Netherlands
India
China
Leiden (Netherlands)
Institutions
Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie
East India Company (English)
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