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Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873

Works: 1,620 works in 3,772 publications in 7 languages and 34,779 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Classification  Records and correspondence  History  Bibliography  Terminology  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Identification guides  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, cnm, Contributor, Correspondent, Other, Collector
Classifications: QH31.A2, 925.9
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Methods of study in natural history by Louis Agassiz( Book )

78 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey in Brazil by Louis Agassiz( Book )

119 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological sketches by Louis Agassiz( Book )

77 editions published between 1807 and 1976 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of zoology [touching the structure, development, distribution, and natural arrangement of the races of animals, living and extinct; with numerous illustrations by Louis Agassiz( Book )

127 editions published between 1840 and 2000 in English and German and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on classification by Louis Agassiz( Book )

32 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major influence on the development of American scientific culture, Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (1807{u2013}73) was one of the great scientists of his day. A student of anatomist Georges Cuvier, Agassiz adapted his teacher's pioneering techniques of comparative anatomy to paleontology, and he rose to prominence as a distinguished systematist, paleontologist, and educator. Agassiz introduced science to ordinary citizens to an unprecedented degree; people around the world read his books, sent him specimens, and consulted his opinion. Agassiz was also a staunch opponent of the theory of evolution, and he was among the last of the reputable scientists who continued to reject the concept after the publication of The Origin of the Species. All of nature bore testimony to a divine plan, Agassiz believed, and he could not reconcile himself to a theory that did not invoke God's design. Ironically, his 1851 Essay on Classification provided Darwin and other evolutionists with evidence from the fossil record to support the theory of natural selection. A treasure of historically valuable insights that contributed to the development of evolutionary biology, this volume introduced the landmark contention that paleontology, embryology, ecology, and biogeography are inextricably linked in classifications that reveal the true relationships between organisms. Its emphasis on advanced and original work gave major impetus to the study of science directly from nature, and it remains a classic of American scientific literature
Lake Superior by Louis Agassiz( Book )

45 editions published between 1850 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on glaciers; preceded by the Discourse of Neuchâtel by Louis Agassiz( Book )

52 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of edition first published by Neuchatel, 1840. Accompanied by an atlas of plates in a separate volume
The foot-prints of the Creator : or, The Asterolepis of Stromness by Hugh Miller( Book )

94 editions published between 1850 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geological writings of Hugh Miller (1802-56) did much to publicise this relatively new science. After an early career in banking in Scotland, Miller became editor of a newly founded Edinburgh newspaper, The Witness, in which he published a series of his own articles based on his geological research, a collection of which was issued as a book, The Old Red Sandstone, in 1841, and led to the Devonian geological period becoming known as the 'Age of the Fishes'. Footprints of the Creator (1849) described his reconstruction of the extinct fish he had discovered in the Old Red Sandstone and argued, on theological grounds, that their perfection of development disproved the current Lamarckian theory of evolution. The book, illustrated with woodcuts, was written partly as a response to the then anonymous Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1884), also reissued in this series
Correspondence between Spencer Fullerton Baird and Louis Agassiz--two pioneer American naturalists by Spencer Fullerton Baird( Book )

8 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 297 letters between two 19th-century naturalists
The intelligence of Louis Agassiz; a specimen book of scientific writings by Louis Agassiz( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographia zoologiæ et geologiæ. A general catalogue of all books, tracts, and memoirs on zoology and geology by Louis Agassiz( Book )

29 editions published between 1848 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an attempt to present a complete bibliography of all zoological and geological works up to about 1845. Arranged by author. No subject access. Published 1968
Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America by Louis Agassiz( Book )

17 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life, letters, and works of Louis Agassiz by Jules Marcou( Book )

8 editions published between 1895 and 1972 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address delivered on the centennial anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt : under the auspices of the Boston Society of Natural History ; with an account of the evening reception by Louis Agassiz( Book )

24 editions published between 1869 and 2000 in English and German and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains poems and remarks by Holmes, Whittier, Emerson, and Howe
The structure of animal life. Six lectures delivered at the Brooklyn academy of music in January and February, 1862 by Louis Agassiz( Book )

25 editions published between 1865 and 1886 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology and physical geography of Brazil by Charles Frederick Hartt( Book )

15 editions published between 1870 and 1975 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire naturelle des poissons d'eau douce de l'Europe centrale : planches by Louis Agassiz( Book )

48 editions published between 1839 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untersuchungen über die Gletscher by Louis Agassiz( Book )

23 editions published between 1840 and 1940 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The intelligence of Louis Agassiz; a specimen book of scientific writings
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Agasizz, Ludwik.

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Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe

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Agassiz, Jean Louis Rudolphe.

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Agassiz, L. (Louis)

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Agassiz, Ludwig Johann Rudolf.

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Agassiz, Luis Joăo Rodolfo.

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Jean Louis Rodolphe 1807-1873

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Агассис Ж. Л. 1807-1873

Агассис, Жан Луи 1807-1873

Агассис, Жан Луи Родольф

Агассис Л. 1807-1873

Агассис, Луи 1807-1873

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A journey in BrazilEssay on classificationLake SuperiorThe intelligence of Louis Agassiz; a specimen book of scientific writingsThe ice finders : how a poet, a professor, and a politician discovered the Ice AgeLouis Agassiz : his life and correspondenceDelia's tears : race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America