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The intelligence of Louis Agassiz; a specimen book of scientific writings.

Author: Louis Agassiz; Guy Davenport
Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press [1963]
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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873.
Intelligence of Louis Agassiz.
Boston, Beacon Press [1963]
(OCoLC)686949778
Named Person: Louis Agassiz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Agassiz; Guy Davenport
OCLC Number: 522955
Description: x, 237 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Guy Davenport. --
I. Essay on Classification [Sections I --
XVIII from Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America, v. 1, 1857]. --
II. The Brazilian Journey [two chapters from 'the common journal' kept by Agassiz and his wife Elizabeth Cary, beginning in April 1865, later published as A Journey in Brazil, 1867]. --
III. Clarities [a selection of Agassizian perceptions: a jelly fish, turtle embryo, American autumn, earth's oldest terrain, American character, evidence of glaciers]. --
IV. Agassiz the Lecturer [two public lectures later published as chapters in Methods of Study in Natural History, 1863]. --
V. Evolution and Permanence of Type [title of Agassiz's last essay published posthumously in the Atlantic Monthly, Volume XXXIII, 1874].
Responsibility: Selected, with an introd. and notes by Guy Davenport. Foreword by Alfred S. Romer.

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