Crawforth claims that his subject was unmatched as a taxonomist, and that his self-effacing style elevated his writing.
Taxol′ogy, the science of classification; Taxon′omer, a taxonomist.
taxonomy tax·on·o·my (tāk-sŏn'ə-mē)
The classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships.
The science, laws, or principles of classification; systematics.
The classification of living things. (See Linnean classification.)