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    Identification Keys, the "Natural Method," and the Development of Plant Identification Manuals.Sara T. Scharf - 2009 - Journal of the History of Biology 42 (1):73 - 117.
    The origins of field guides and other plant identification manuals have been poorly understood until now because little attention has been paid to 18th century botanical identification guides. Identification manuals came to have the format we continue to use today when botanical instructors in post-Revolutionary France combined identification keys (step-wise analyses focusing on distinctions between plants) with the "natural method" (clustering of similar plants, allowing for identification by gestalt) and alphabetical indexes. Botanical works featuring multiple but linked techniques to enable (...)
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    Identification Keys, the “Natural Method,” and the Development of Plant Identification Manuals.Sara T. Scharf - 2009 - Journal of the History of Biology 42 (1):73-117.
    The origins of field guides and other plant identification manuals have been poorly understood until now because little attention has been paid to 18th century botanical identification guides. Identification manuals came to have the format we continue to use today when botanical instructors in post-Revolutionary France combined identification keys with the "natural method" and alphabetical indexes. Botanical works featuring multiple but linked techniques to enable plant identification became very popular in France by the first decade of the 19th century. British (...)
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    Lipke B. Holthuis;, Theodore W. Pietsch.Les Planches Inédites de Poissons Et Autres Animaux Marins de L’Indo‐Ouest Pacifique D’Isaac Johannes Lamotius/Isaac Johannes Lamotius and His Paintings of Indo–West Pacific Fishes and Other Marine Animals. 290 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, Bibl., Index. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum, 2006. €62. [REVIEW]Sara T. Scharf - 2007 - Isis 98 (3):630-631.
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