NMNH Field Book Project: Trick or Treat Rafinesque Style, Part One

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    UBC BG RSS Feedreader Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden

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    The Field Book Project has reserved Halloween for a Collection Highlight on Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, a man whose field notes, life and death are full of treats and quite possibly even a few tricks. A man such as Rafinesque, however, really can’t be summed up in one article, so here...

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    I get the impression that many plant taxonomists have wished him to disappear, something the way the zoologists made William Bartam vanish.

    The notion that Rafinesque wrote a sort-of response to the Book of Mormon is new to me.
     

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