Naming nature : the clash between instinct and science /

This surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world illuminates science's limitations and the urgency of staying connected to the natural world by using familiar, rather than scientific, names.

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Main Author: Yoon, Carol Kaesuk.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.
Edition:1st ed.
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Summary:This surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world illuminates science's limitations and the urgency of staying connected to the natural world by using familiar, rather than scientific, names.
Physical Description:viii, 344 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-317) and index.
ISBN:9780393061970
0393061973