Life and work of Dr. Johannes Govertus de Man (1850-1930)
This book describes the life and work of Dr. Johannes Govertus de Man (1850-1930), a remarkable Dutch invertebrate zoologist. J.G. de Man worked on the systematics of both the Crustacea, in particular on Decapoda (i.e. crabs, crayfish, lobsters, and shrimps), and the microscopic Nematoda or roundworms.
The biographic part describes his years of childhood and youth, student days and the time he was working at the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, the Netherlands and the period after he resigned at the museum. In appendices, his publications, described Crustacea, Nematoda and other taxa, species named after De Man and the De Man archive are presented. A selection of his drawings and a CD-ROM with his 1884 Nematoda monograph are included.
Note to readers: The CD-ROM in some copies of the book contains only the low-resolution scans of De Man's original publication. Please click here for high-resolution scans of all images from De Man's work.