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  1. Reading the Shape of Nature: Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum.Mary P. Winsor & Ronald Rainger - 1995 - Journal of the History of Biology 28 (1):151-166.
     
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  2. Biology, Geology, or Neither, or Both: Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Chicago, 1892–1950.Ronald Rainger - 1993 - Perspectives on Science 1 (3):478-519.
    Vertebrate paleontology was not readily incorporated into interdisciplinary activities at the University of Chicago. During the university’s first forty years serious disputes arose over the subject’s parameters and departmental affiliation. Only after World War II did a cooperative, interdisciplinary program emerge. Changes in biology and geology influenced that development, but even more important were local research and educational initiatives that provided the impetus and resources to create an innovative program.
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    Adaptation and the Importance of Local Culture: Creating a Research School at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.Ronald Rainger - 2003 - Journal of the History of Biology 36 (3):461 - 500.
    In the 1930s and 1940s a research school developed among scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Although that was due in large part to Harald U. Sverdrup, a prominent Norwegian oceanographer who served as Scripps director from 1936 to 1948, this paper emphasizes the adaptive, evolving character of that research school. Conditions at Scripps prior to Sverdrup's arrival influenced his efforts in successfully organizing a group of scientists. Once at Scripps Sverdrup proved to be an (...)
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    Paleontology and Philosophy: A Critique.Ronald Rainger - 1985 - Journal of the History of Biology 18 (2):267-287.
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    What's the Use: William King Gregory and the Functional Morphology of Fossil Vertebrates.Ronald Rainger - 1989 - Journal of the History of Biology 22 (1):103 - 139.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Marjorie Grene, Sherrie L. Lyons, Mark V. Barrow Jr, Ronald Rainger, Susan Lindee, Jane Maienschein, Michael Fortun & Joel B. Hagen - 1994 - Journal of the History of Biology 27 (1):161-175.
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    Recent Books on the History of Museums.Ronald Rainger - 1995 - Biology and Philosophy 10 (2):235-248.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Garland E. Allen, V. B. Smocovitis, Ronald Rainger, Lynn K. Nyhart, Keith R. Benson, Peter G. Sobol & Angela Creager - 1993 - Journal of the History of Biology 26 (1):147-163.
  9. Inner Anxiety and Outward Exploration: The American Museum of Natural History and the Central Asiatic Expeditions.Ronald Rainger - 1997 - Intertexts 1 (2):177-188.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Eugene Cittadino, Ronald Rainger, Kieth R. Benson & Virginia P. Dawson - 1990 - Journal of the History of Biology 23 (1):155-162.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Shirley A. Roe, Jane Maienschein, Ronald Rainger, Elizabeth B. Keeney & Donald Worster - 1988 - Journal of the History of Biology 21 (3):521-526.
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    The J. H. B. Bookshelf.Paula Findlen, Ronald Rainger, Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Richard W. Burkhardt Jr & Diane Paul - 1995 - Journal of the History of Biology 28 (2):369-379.
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    Silence of the Spheres: The Deaf Experience in the History of Science. Harry G. Lang.Ronald Rainger - 1996 - Isis 87 (2):338-339.
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    The J. H. B. Bookshelf.Ronald Rainger, Joy Harvey, Mary P. Winsor, Joe Cain & Keith R. Benson - 1997 - Journal of the History of Biology 30 (2):303-315.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Shirley A. Roe, Eugene Cittadino, Sharon E. Kingsland, Janet Browne, Ronald Rainger, A. R. S. & Keith R. Benson - 1986 - Journal of the History of Biology 19 (2):313-322.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Shirley A. Roe, Ronald Rainger, Ralph Colp Jr & Keith R. Benson - 1988 - Journal of the History of Biology 21 (1):165-171.
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    The Dynamics of Evolution.Ronald Rainger - 1995 - Biology and Philosophy 10 (1):109-121.
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    Charles Doolittle Walcott: Paleontologist. Ellis L. Yochelson.Ronald Rainger - 1999 - Isis 90 (4):843-844.
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    Reading the Shape of Nature: Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum by Mary P. Winsor. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1993 - Isis 84:155-156.
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  20. The Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep‐Sea Exploration. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2003 - Isis 94:411-412.
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    The Department of Embryology. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2007 - Isis 98:429-430.
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    Silence of the Spheres: The Deaf Experience in the History of Science by Harry G. Lang. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1996 - Isis 87:338-339.
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    A Short History of Vertebrate Palaeontology. Eric Buffetaut.Ronald Rainger - 1988 - Isis 79 (3):516-517.
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    Strange Genius: The Life of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden. Mike Foster.Ronald Rainger - 1995 - Isis 86 (3):509-510.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Lily E. Kay, Lynn K. Nyhart, James Moore, Ronald Rainger & Kristie Macrakis - 1993 - Journal of the History of Biology 26 (2):369-381.
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    Discovering Dinosaurs in the Old West: The Field Journals of Arthur Lakes by Michael F. Kohl; John S. McIntosh. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1998 - Isis 89:350-350.
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    Dian Olson Belanger. Deep Freeze: The United States, the International Geophysical Year, and the Origins of Antarctica’s Age of Science. Xxix + 494 Pp., Illus., Figs., Index. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2006. $29.95 .William F. Althoff. Drift Station: Arctic Outposts of Superpower Science. Xiii + 355 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, Apps., Index. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. $39.95. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2007 - Isis 98 (4):862-864.
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    Strange Genius: The Life of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden by Mike Foster. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1995 - Isis 86:509-510.
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    Jane Maienschein;, Marie Glitz;, Garland E. Allen . The Department of Embryology. Xv + 227 Pp., Figs., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. $107.95. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2007 - Isis 98 (2):429-430.
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    Science and the Pacific War: Science and Survival in the Pacific, 1939-1945. Roy M. MacLeod.Ronald Rainger - 2001 - Isis 92 (1):219-220.
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    Constructing a Landscape for Postwar Science: Roger Revelle, the Scripps Institution and the University of California, San Diego.Ronald Rainger - 2001 - Minerva 39 (3):327-352.
    This paper explores Roger Revelle's activities in oceanography and institution-building during and after the Second World War. In particular, it explores his shift from a wartime acceptance of science serving mission-oriented objectives, to a defence ofthe distinction between basic and applied science. For Revelle, the Federal government, and especially the military, became theguarantor of basic research in oceanography. This understanding led him to privilege military sponsorship over contract research,and the physical over the biological sciences. He drew upon that understanding to (...)
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    Clark Zumbach, The Traniscendent Science: Kant's Conception of Biological Methodology, Nijhoff International Philosophy Series, 15 (The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1984), Xii+ 165 Pp $32.00. One of the Surprises-Some Might Say One of the Scandals-in the History of Biological Ideas is the Claim Made by Kant in 1790 That. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1985 - Journal of the History of Biology 18 (3).
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    A Short History Of Vertebrate Palaeontology By Eric Buffetaut. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1988 - Isis 79:516-517.
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    Science and Security Before the Atomic Bomb: The Loyalty Case of Harald U. Sverdrup.Naomi Oreskes & Ronald Rainger - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31 (3):309-369.
    In the summer of 1941, Harald Sverdrup, the Norwegian-born Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, California, was denied security clearance to work on Navy-sponsored research in underwater acoustics applied to anti-submarine warfare. The clearance denial embarrassed the world renown oceanographer and Arctic explorer, who repeatedly offered his services to the U.S. government only to see scientists of far lesser reputation called upon to aid the war effort. The official story of Sverdrup's denial was the risk (...)
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    Charles Doolittle Walcott: Paleontologist by Ellis L. Yochelson. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1999 - Isis 90:843-844.
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    Simple Curiosity: Letters From George Gaylord Simpson to His Family, 1921-1970. Léo F. Laporte.Ronald Rainger - 1988 - Isis 79 (2):295-296.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Shirley A. Roe, Ronald Rainger, John F. Cornell, James J. Bono, Pietro Corsi & William J. Haas - 1985 - Journal of the History of Biology 18 (3):439-446.
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    Science and the Pacific War: Science and Survival in the Pacific, 1939-1945 by Roy M. MacLeod. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2001 - Isis 92:219-220.
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    Simple Curiosity: Letters From George Gaylord Simpson to His Family, 1921-1970 by Léo F. Laporte. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1988 - Isis 79:295-296.
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    Deep Freeze: The United States, the International Geophysical Year, and the Origins of Antarctica’s Age of Science; Drift Station: Arctic Outposts of Superpower Science.Ronald Rainger - 2007 - Isis 98:862-864.
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    Power and Society: Greater New York at the Turn of the Century by David C. Hammack. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 1990 - Isis 81:328-329.
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    Review: Improving Americans. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2001 - Journal of the History of Biology 34 (3):557 - 564.
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    Science and Security Before the Atomic Bomb: The Loyalty Case of Harald U. Sverdrup.Naomi Oreskes & Ronald Rainger - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31 (3):309-369.
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    Power and Society: Greater New York at the Turn of the CenturyDavid C. Hammack.Ronald Rainger - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):328-329.
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    Robert D. Ballard;, Will Hively. The Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep‐Sea Exploration. Xii + 388 Pp., Frontis., Illus., Figs., Bibl., Index. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000. $29.95. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2003 - Isis 94 (2):411-412.
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    Keith R. Benson;, Philip F. Rehbock . Oceanographic History: The Pacific and Beyond. Xii + 547 Pp., Illus., Index. Seattle/London: University of Washington Press, 2002. $60. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2003 - Isis 94 (3):508-509.
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    The JHB Bookshelf.Shirley A. Roe, Ronald Rainger, John F. Cornell, James J. Bono, Pietro Corsi & William J. Haas - 1985 - Journal of the History of Biology 18 (3):439-446.
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    Essay Review: Improving Americans. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2001 - Journal of the History of Biology 34 (3):557-564.
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    Oceanographic History: The Pacific and Beyond. [REVIEW]Ronald Rainger - 2003 - Isis 94:508-509.