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The Cuvier-Geoffroy debate : French biology in the decades before Darwin

Author: Toby A Appel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Series: Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Georges Cuvier, baron; Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire; Georges Cuvier, baron; Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire; Georges Cuvier, baron); Georges Cuvier, Baron; Georges Cuvier, baron; Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire; Georges Cuvier, baron; Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire; Georges Cuvier; Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire; Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toby A Appel
ISBN: 0195041380 9780195041385
OCLC Number: 15283093
Description: 305 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A classic confrontation and its interpretations; Cuvier and Geoffroy: Collaborators on a new science; "Le legislateur de la science" Cuvier and functionalist anatomy; Geoffroy and the emergence of philosophical anatomy; The battle lines are drawn: 1820-1829; The debate before the academie; Beyond the academie: The many uses of the debate; Teleology, morphology, and evolution: The debate and the future of zoology.
Series Title: Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Responsibility: Toby A. Appel.
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