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Agassiz, Louis

Overview
Works: 28 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 240 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F2513, 590.12
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Most widely held works about Louis Agassiz
 
Most widely held works by Louis Agassiz
A journey in Brazil by Louis Agassiz( Book )

25 editions published between 1189 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on classification by Louis Agassiz( Book )

16 editions published between 1859 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 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
Louis Agassiz : his life and correspondence by Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz( Book )

9 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Louis Agassiz's Leben und Briefwechsel by Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz( Book )

3 editions published in 1886 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Études critiques sur les mollusques fossiles by Louis Agassiz( Book )

6 editions published between 1840 and 1980 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles études et expériences sur les glaciers actuels leur structure, leur progression et leur action physique sur le sol by Louis Agassiz( Book )

4 editions published in 1847 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Système glaciaire ou recherches sur les glaciers ... by Louis Agassiz( Book )

5 editions published in 1847 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological sketches by Louis Agassiz( Book )

6 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geologie und mineralogie in Beziehung zur natürlichen Theologie by William Buckland( Book )

4 editions published between 1838 and 1839 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tableau synoptique des principales familles naturelles des plantes, avec indication des genres que l'on trouve en Suisse by Louis Agassiz( Book )

2 editions published in 1833 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Outlines of comparative physiology : touching the structure and development of the races of animals, living and extinct : for the use of schools and colleges by Louis Agassiz( Book )

6 editions published between 1851 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the principles of classification in the animal kingdom : on the structure of the halcyonoid polypi ; on the morphology of the Medusae by Louis Agassiz( Book )

3 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur la classifications des poissons by Louis Agassiz( Book )

3 editions published in 1844 in French and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notice sur la géographie des animaux by Louis Agassiz( Book )

2 editions published in 1845 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on comparative embryology : delivered before the Lowell Institute, in Boston, December and January, 1848-9 by Louis Agassiz( Book )

3 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Periode der Geschichte unseres Erdballs by Louis Agassiz( Book )

1 edition published in 1841 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classification of insects from embryological data by Louis Agassiz( Book )

3 editions published between 1850 and 1852 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notice sur les fossiles du terrain crétacé du Jura neuchâtelois by Louis Agassiz( Book )

in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between Spencer Fullerton Baird and Louis Agassiz, two pionneer American naturalists by Spencer Fullerton Baird( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essay on classification
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English (56)

French (33)

German (9)

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