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Author: P Martin Duncan; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). Committee of General Literature and Education.
Publisher: London Society for promoting Christian knowledge; New York, E. & J.B. Young and Co., 1882.
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Duncan, P. Martin (Peter Martin), 1821-1891.
Heroes of science.
London [etc.] Society for promoting Christian knowledge; New York, E. & J.B. Young and Co., 1882
(OCoLC)608849011
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Martin Duncan; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). Committee of General Literature and Education.
OCLC Number: 2993107
Description: xiii, 348 pages 19 cm
Contents: The infancy of the science of plants ... Aristoteles ... Theophrastus ... Dioscorides ... --
The rise of the science of plants ... John Ray ... Joseph Tournefort ... --
The life of Linnaeus --
The consolidation of the science of plants ... Candolle ... The natural system --
Heroes of zoology ... Aristoteles ... Plinius ... Conrad Gesner ... Ray and Willughby ... Swammerdam ... Réaumur ... Linnaeus --
The lives of Buffon, Pennant, and Lamarck --
The life of Cuvier --
Heroes of geology ... Greeks ... Pythagoras ... Aristotles ... Strabo ... the nature of fossils and the life of Steno --
The life of Hutton --
The life of William Smith --
The life of Murchison --
The life of Lyell.
Responsibility: By Professor P. Martin Duncan ... Published under the direction of the Committee of general literature and education appointed by the Society for promoting Christian knowledge.

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