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Historical portrait of the progress of ichthyology : from its origins to our own time

Author: Georges Cuvier, baron; Theodore W Pietsch
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Series: Foundations of natural history.
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A founder of comparative anatomy and giant of 19th-century biology, Georges Cuvier began publishing his 22-volume Histoire naturelle des poissons in 1828. Cuvier's history became a landmark survey in the science of fishes, delving back before the Greeks to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians. As an introduction to this monumental work, his first volume traced the development of the study of fishes as he  Read more...
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Cuvier, Georges, baron, 1769-1832.
Historical portrait of the progress of ichthyology.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604109358
Online version:
Cuvier, Georges, baron, 1769-1832.
Historical portrait of the progress of ichthyology.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607890692
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Cuvier, baron; Theodore W Pietsch
ISBN: 0801849144 9780801849145
OCLC Number: 31374302
Description: xxiv, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The Earliest Beginnings. 1. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians. 2. Aristotle and His Disciples. 3. Roman Ichthyology and the Silence of the Middle Ages --
Pt. 2. The Sixteenth-Century Revival. 4. Belon, Rondelet, and Salviani, Their Contemporaries and Immediate Successors. 5. Anatomical Contributions of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries --
Pt. 3. The Beginnings of Modern Ichthyology. 6. Ray and Willughby and Their Immediate Successors. 7. Contributions of Travelers in the East and West --
Pt. 4. The Foundations of Modern Classification. 8. Artedi and Linnaeus, Their Contemporaries and Immediate Successors. 9. Great Maritime Expeditions and Regional Contributions. 10. Bloch and His Contemporaries. 11. Anatomical and Physiological Contributions of the Eighteenth Century --
Pt. 5. Collection Building. 12. Lacepede and His Immediate Successors. 13. Rafinesque, Regional Contributions, and Maritime Expeditions of the Early Nineteenth Century.
Series Title: Foundations of natural history.
Other Titles: Tableau historique des progrès de l'ichtylogie.
Responsibility: Georges Cuvier ; edited by Theodore W. Pietsch ; translated by Abby J. Simpson.
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A founder of comparative anatomy and giant of 19th-century biology, Georges Cuvier began publishing his 22-volume Histoire naturelle des poissons in 1828. Cuvier's history became a landmark survey in the science of fishes, delving back before the Greeks to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians. As an introduction to this monumental work, his first volume traced the development of the study of fishes as he understood it and outlined the criteria for classification that his own work would follow. This critically important essay - arguably the first attempt at comprehensive marine biology - now appears in English translation for the first time, accompanied by rich annotations. Theodore Pietsch's commentary on Cuvier's Histoire naturelle des poissons returns this important volume to our attention and highlights its historical significance. Appreciative modern readers will include ichthyologists, evolutionary biologists, and historians of science.

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