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One of the early criticisms of my "Early Classics..." sites was that it would be difficult to keep the links to biographical information on the naturalists up to date. This has turned out to be true. Further, there are still many prominent figures for whom little information exists on the Web. Therefore, I decided to create a separate service which would both complement the original sites, and stand on its own as a biographical resource. This was accomplished by first ascertaining which of the authors in the list merited special profiling in this sense, and then pulling together relevant information from reference books, obituaries, and other sources.
The first author of this site is Professor of Library Public Services and Science Librarian at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green; more information on me (including contact information) may be obtained by clicking here. I was assisted in the compilation by the good work of two student assistants, Joshua Woleben and Carubie Rodgers, the extent of whose labors merits their listing as co-authors. I would also especially like to acknowledge the support of two Western Kentucky University Faculty Scholarship Grants in making this site possible, the help of Meagan Miles and David Hall when the site was modestly expanded in late 2006 and early 2007, and the webwork of Megan Derr to "freshen it up" in 2010.
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