Tag Archives: Charles Darwin

The Umwelt Confounds Scientific Taxonomy

Don’t worry—the heading for today’s article will be made clear, thanks to the superlative writing and expertise of Carol Kaesuk Yoon, author of Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science. First, the umwelt: … a German word that means … Continue reading

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Darwin, Natural Selection, Birds, Beasts and Trees

The Connectedness of all Things I treasure these two books by Bernd Heinrich: Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds, and The Trees in My Forest. As I now read Raven and reread Trees, I recall several others … Continue reading

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