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Lamarck, the mythical precursor : a study of the relations between science and ideology

Author: Madeleine Barthélemy-Madaule
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a highly readable account of Lamarck's theories and the debates they generated.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Barthélemy-Madaule, Madeleine.
Lamarck, the mythical precursor.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1982
(OCoLC)644301107
Named Person: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Barthélemy-Madaule
ISBN: 026202179X 9780262021791
OCLC Number: 8533097
Notes: Translation of: Lamarck, ou, Le mythe du précurseur.
Description: xv, 174 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Who is Lamarck? --
Nature --
The 'Series' and 'Circumstances' --
The transmission of acquired characters --
The tribulations of the concept of adaptation --
When history is read backward --
Conclusion: Lamarck in the past, present and future.
Other Titles: Lamarck, ou, Le mythe du précurseur.
Responsibility: Madeleine Barthélemy-Madaule ; English translation by M.H. Shank.

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"In this study Lamarck, who promoted the concept of evolution, who was the father of transformism and the inventor of biology, is revealed primarily as a man of his time who derived his theoretical Read more...

 
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