Edward Blyth, Charles Darwin, and the Animal Trade in Nineteenth-Century India and Britain

@article{BrandonJones1997EdwardBC,
  title={Edward Blyth, Charles Darwin, and the Animal Trade in Nineteenth-Century India and Britain},
  author={Christine Brandon-Jones},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={145-178}
}
Au XIX e siecle, le business etait souvent implique dans le monde scientifique. Le naturaliste E. Blyth a connu des problemes dans sa carriere professionnelle qui l'ont pousse a pratiquer le commerce des animaux pour vivre et ne pas diminuer son statut social. Il invita C. Darwin et J. Gould a se joindre a son entreprise commerciale 

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