Evelyn Hutchinson: A Wonderful Mind

  title={Evelyn Hutchinson: A Wonderful Mind},
  author={Maura c. Flannery},
rom the time I took ecology in college, I had heard of Evelyn Hutchinson, one of the great names in the field. But I didn’t really come to love him until I read his book, The Itinerant Ivory Tower (1953), and particularly an essay called “The Gothic Attitude to Natural History.” It begins with a discussion of Nikolaus Pevsner’s (1945) book, The Leaves of Southwell. Pevsner was an architectural critic, and this book is about the carvings of leaves done in the 13th century in the chapter house of… 



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