History of ICZN

Towards Stability in the Names of Animals - a History of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1895-1995

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature was founded on 18 September 1895. In recognition of its Centenary a history of the development of nomenclature since the 18th century and of the Commission was published entitled 'Towards Stability in the Names of Animals - a History of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1895-1995' (ISBN 0 85301 005 6). It is 104 pages (250 x 174 mm) with 18 full-page illustrations, 14 being of eminent zoologists who played a crucial part in the evolution of the system of animal nomenclature as universally accepted today. The book contains a list of all the Commissioners from 1895 to 1995. The main text was written by R.V. Melville (former Secretary of the Commission) and completed and updated following his death.

Cost:
£20 (including Air Mail postage).

Copies may be ordered from either:

The Secretariat, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377, Republic of Singapore
tel.: +65 6516 8364
e-mail: iczn (at) nus.edu.sg

Paying:
Payment is by wire transfer only. Please contact the Secretariat for further information.

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