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Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930

Raf De Bont


This book studies the early history of field stations and the role these played in the rise of zoological place-based research in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. It explores the material and social context in which field stations arose, the actual research that was produced in these places, the epistemic claims that were developed there, and the rhetoric strategies that were deployed to convince others these claims made sense. In short, it analyses the intricate activities that enabled the zoologist to perform science in the animal’s natural habitat. The case studies of th ... More

Keywords: field stations, history of zoology, history of ecology, geography of science, field-laboratory border

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226141879
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226141909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raf De Bont, author
Maastricht University