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    Poetry and Precision: Johannes Thienemann, the Bird Observatory in Rossitten and Civic Ornithology, 1900–1930. [REVIEW]Raf de Bont - 2011 - Journal of the History of Biology 44 (2):171-203.
    In the early twentieth century, ornithology underwent significant changes. So far, these changes, basically, have been studied by focussing on the elite of professional biologists working at universities or state museums. However, important developments also occurred in what Lynn Nyhart has called “the civic realm” of science – the sphere given form by private naturalist associations, nature writers, taxidermists and school teachers. This article studies the changing dynamics of civic ornithology, by looking at one particular case: the influential orinthological observatory (...)
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    The Creation of Prehistoric Man.Raf De Bont - 2003 - Isis 94 (4):604-630.
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    A Serpent Without Teeth. The Conservative Transformism of Jean-Baptiste D?Omalius D?Halloy.Raf De Bont - 2007 - Centaurus 49 (2):114-137.
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    Rome and Theistic Evolutionism: The Hidden Strategies Behind the 'Dorlodot Affair', 1920–1926.Raf De Bont - 2005 - Annals of Science 62 (4):457-478.
    In 1918, Henry de Dorlodot—priest, theologian, and professor of geology at the University of Louvain —published Le Darwinisme au point de vue de l'Orthodoxie Catholique in which he defended a reconciliation between evolutionary theory and Catholicism with his own particular kind of theistic evolutionism. He subsequently announced a second volume in which he would extend his conclusions to the origin of Man. Traditionalist circles in Rome reacted vehemently. Operating through the Pontifical Biblical Commission, they tried to force Dorlodot to withdraw (...)
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    Ben A. Minteer; Jane Maienschein; James P. Collins . The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation. Foreword by George Rabb. Xiv + 454 Pp., Notes, Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2018. $35 . ISBN 9780226538464. [REVIEW]Raf De Bont - 2019 - Isis 110 (3):578-579.
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    Eating Game: Proteins, International Conservation and the Rebranding of African Wildlife, 1955–1965.Raf de Bont - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (2):183-205.
    Around 1960, leading figures in the international conservation circuit – such as Julian Huxley, Frank Fraser Darling and E. Barton Worthington – successfully propagated new visions about the value of undomesticated African mammals. Against traditional ideas, they presented these mammals as a highly efficient source of protein for growing African populations. In line with this vision, they challenged non-interventionist ideals of nature preservation, and launched proposals for active management through game ‘ranching’ and ‘cropping’. As such, they created a new socio-technical (...)
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    Evolutionary Morphology in Belgium: The Fortunes of the “Van Beneden School,” 1870–1900.Raf De Bont - 2008 - Journal of the History of Biology 41 (1):81-118.
    In historical literature, Edouard van Beneden is mostly remembered for his cytological discoveries. Less well known, however, is that he also introduced evolutionary morphology – and indeed evolutionary theory as such – in the Belgian academic world. The introduction of this research programme cannot be understood without taking both the international and the national context into account. It was clearly the German example of the Jena University that inspired van Beneden in his research interests. The actual launch of evolutionary morphology (...)
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    Georgina M. Montgomery. Primates in the Real World: Escaping Primate Folklore and Creating Primate Science. Xiii + 160 Pp., Figs., Index. Charlottesville/London: University of Virginia Press, 2015. $25. [REVIEW]Raf De Bont - 2016 - Isis 107 (4):884-885.
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    Humor in a Time of Science Wars: Rereading Isabelle Stengers.Raf De Bont - 2018 - Isis 109 (1):95-98.
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    Hamster numbers: biopolitics and animal agency in the dutch fields, circa 1870-present.Raf De Bont - 2021 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43 (2):1-25.
    Numbers of European hamsters in the Dutch Province of Limburg have been subject to much scrutiny and controversy. In the late nineteenth century, policymakers who considered them too numerous set up eradication programs. In the second half of the twentieth century, even when its domestic relative increasingly circulated as a pet in urban spaces, the numbers of European hamsters in the rural areas collapsed. Large-scale preservation campaigns and reintroduction programs ensued. According to some media, all this has turned the European (...)
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    Janneke van der Heide, Darwin en de strijd om de beschaving in Nederland 1859-1909.Raf De Bont - 2011 - Studium : Revue D’Histoire des Sciences Et des Universités 4 (3):186.
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    Machine Metaphors: Some Reflections.Raf De Bont - 2016 - Isis 107 (4):796-799.
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    “Primitives” and Protected Areas: International Conservation and the “Naturalization” of Indigenous People, Ca. 1910–1975.Raf De Bont - 2015 - Journal of the History of Ideas 76 (2):215-236.
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    “Writing in Letters of Blood”: Manners in Scientific Dispute in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the German Lands.Raf de Bont - 2013 - History of Science 51 (3):309-335.
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    Material Rhetoric: Spreading Stones and Showing Bones in the Study of Prehistory.David Van Reybrouck, Raf de Bont & Jan Rock - 2009 - Science in Context 22 (2):195-216.
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