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Talks and presentations from the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.
||CleanCharles Davies Sherborn and The Indexer’s Club||Charles Davies Sherborn was an indexer. And he followed a long line of indexers. And a longer line of indexers followed him. They/we are all members of ‘The Indexer’s Club’. A club of obsessed individuals who, for some weird reason, find it necess||14 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGordon McOuat: Naming and Necessity: Sherborn’s Context: Cataloguing Nature||By the late 19th Century, storms plaguing early Victorian systematics and nomenclature seemed to have abated. Vociferous disputes over radical renaming, the world shaking clash of all-encompassing procrustean systems, struggles over centres of authority||14 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEdward Dickinson– Reinforcing the foundations: Filling in the bibliographic gaps in the historical legacy||Ornithological nomenclature is based on the bibliographic legacy from Charles Davies Sherborn, working in the Natural History Museum, London, and from Charles Wallace Richmond, working at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Despite their signi||14 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's in a name? Attenborough & Fortey on animals||With his delight and enthusiasm for biodiversity, Sir David shares some of his favourite encounters with animals. Prof. Fortey explains why scientific names are more than just labels, with stories of trilobites and field adventures.This was a fundraise||14 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanF. Christian Thompson and Thomas Pape Systema Dipterorum: Sherborn’s critical influence in getting information control over a megadiverse group||The order Diptera (Insecta), flies, is a megadiverse group, representing some 15% or more of the known species of organisms. Scientific names are tags to concepts (hypotheses), called species, by which we organize our knowledge of biodiversity. Our Syst||14 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|