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Owen, Richard 1804-1892

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Works: 1,087 works in 2,150 publications in 4 languages and 14,669 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Biography  Terminology  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner, Annotator, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Correspondent
Classifications: Q111, 617.612
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Palaeontology or A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations by Richard Owen( Book )

47 editions published between 1846 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Owen (1804-1892) was a contemporary of Darwin, and like him, attended the University of Edinburgh medical school but left without completing his training. His career as an outstanding palaeontologist began when he was cataloguing the Hunterian Collection of human and animal anatomical specimens which had passed to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. His public lectures on anatomy were attended by Darwin, and he was entrusted with the classification and description of the fossil vertebrates sent back by Darwin from the Beagle voyage. He was responsible for coining many of the terms now used in anatomy and evolutionary biology, including the word 'dinosaur'. Palaeontology (published in 1860) defines, describes and classifies all the fossil animal forms then known, and discusses the origin of species, commenting on the theories of Buffon, Lamarck, the then anonymous author of Vestiges of Creation, Wallace and Darwin
Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals, delivered at the Royal college of surgeons, in 1843 by Richard Owen( Book )

27 editions published between 1843 and 1971 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of British fossil mammals, and birds by Richard Owen( Book )

31 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Owen (1804-92) was a controversial and influential palaeontologist and anatomist. During his medical studies in Edinburgh and London, he grew interested in anatomical research and, after qualifying as a surgeon, became assistant conservator in the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, and then superintendent of natural history in the British Museum. He became an authority on comparative anatomy and palaeontology, coining the term 'dinosaur' and founding the Natural History Museum. He was also a critic of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and engaged in a long and bitter argument with Thomas Huxley, known as 'Darwin's bulldog' for his belligerent support of the theory. Published in 1846, this is Owen's comparative anatomical analysis of the fossils of British birds and mammals. It compares living species with extinct ones, and explains the characteristics that help identification, using 237 woodcut illustrations to show the traits of different species
On the anatomy of vertebrates by Richard Owen( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837 by Richard Owen( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and observations on natural history, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and geology by John Hunter( Book )

15 editions published between 1861 and 1988 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa by Paul B Du Chaillu( Book )

13 editions published between 1867 and 1874 in English and French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the classification and geographical distribution of the Mammalia, being a lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge ... May 10, 1859. To which is added an appendix "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species." by Richard Owen( Book )

30 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English anatomist and biologist Richard Owen (1804-92), who in 1842 coined the word 'dinosaur', published this book in 1859, the year of On the Origin of Species. He reviews ancient and recent studies of mammals in Western science before going on to present his own updated categorisation of the class. Owen's eye for detail and range of scholarship are evident in this work, which is an extensive catalogue of mammals based on biological, geographical and anatomical characteristics. It incorporates, among other things, detailed classifications and sub-classifications of genus based on dental structures, food habits and cerebra. Owen's prose is lucid and precise and his investigations scrupulous, demonstrating the commitment that led him to become one of the foremost anatomists of his time. An appendix reveals Owen's views on the hotly debated theories of transmutation and extinction proposed by scientists such as Lamarck, Lyell and Darwin
Odontography; or, A treatise on the comparative anatomy of the teeth; their physiological relations, mode of development, and microscopic structure, in the vertebrate animals by Richard Owen( Book )

24 editions published in 1840 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Owen's first large-scale original work covered the whole range of the toothed vertebrates living and fossil, and discussed in detail the microscopic structure of the teeth and the physiology of dentition. Includes 168 plates"--Morton's medical bibliography, no.3681.1, 5th ed
The last of the Arctic voyages : being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance under the command of Captian Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54 by Edward Belcher( Book )

18 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the experienced Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was put in command of an expedition in 1845 to search for the elusive North-West Passage he had the backing of the Admiralty and was equipped with two specially-adapted ships and a three-year supply of provisions. Franklin was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. When the expedition failed to return in 1848, enormous resources were mobilised to try to discover its fate. In 1852 H.M.S. 'Assistance' was sent to lead another search mission. It was captained by Edward Belcher (1799-1877), who eventually took the decision to abandon four ships in the pack-ice. He recounts his unsuccessful adventure, defending his actions against critics
On the nature of limbs : a discourse by Richard Owen( Book )

12 editions published between 1849 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most prominent naturalist in Britain before Charles Darwin, Richard Owen made empirical discoveries and offered theoretical innovations that were crucial to the proof of evolution. Among his many lasting contributions to science was the first clear definition of the term homology--"the same organ in different animals under every variety of form and function." He also graphically demonstrated that all vertebrate species were built on the same skeletal plan and devised the vertebrate archetype as a representation of the simplest common form of all vertebrates. Just as Darwin's ideas continue
The principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth by Richard Owen( Book )

21 editions published between 1854 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the archetype and homologies of the vertebrate skeleton by Richard Owen( Book )

15 editions published between 1848 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of British fossil reptiles by Richard Owen( Book )

15 editions published between 1849 and 1971 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, Savage) by Richard Owen( Book )

10 editions published between 1865 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on certain parts of the animal oeconomy : inclusive of several papers from the Philosophical transactions, etc. by John Hunter( Book )

10 editions published between 1837 and 1841 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The industrial colleges. The nature of the education to be given in them; their several kinds and courses of instruction considered by Lewis Bollman( Book )

3 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837
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Owen, Rich 1804-1892

Owen, Richard 1804-1892 Sir

Owen, Richard Sir

Owen, Richard, Sir, 1804-1892

Ricardus Owen

Richard Owen angol biológus, anatómus és őslénykutató

Richard Owen Biolegydd Cymreig

Richard Owen biolog angielski, anatom i paleontolog

Richard Owen biologo e paleontologo britannico

Richard Owen britischer Anatom, Biologie und Paläontologe

Richard Owen Brits conservator (1804-1892)

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Річард Оуен британський зоолог та палеонтолог

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A history of British fossil mammals, and birdsThe Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837On the classification and geographical distribution of the Mammalia, being a lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge ... May 10, 1859. To which is added an appendix "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species."On the nature of limbs : a discourseThe Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836. : Published with the approval of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.Richard Owen : Victorian naturalistOwen's ape & Darwin's bulldog : beyond Darwinism and creationism