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Lamarck's evolution : two centuries of genius and jealousy

Author: Ross Honeywill
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Murdoch Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Before Charles Darwin, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck created the first theory of evolution, an idea so powerful it promised to become the great unifying force of science. But for two hundred years his grand idea polarised the scientific world; until on the eve of his bicentenary, science finally caught up and proved him right."--Back cover.
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Named Person: 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: Ross Honeywill
ISBN: 9781921208607 1921208600
OCLC Number: 233284326
Description: 205 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: An idea takes flight --
A new museum --
Facing his adversaries --
The professor of zoology --
The Cuvier challenge --
Lamarck's theory of evolution --
Find the link --
the legacy of Lamarck --
Darwin the budding naturalist --
On the origin of species --
The Weismann barrier --
Weismann's holy grail --
Krammerer and his amphibians --
Stalin's favourite scientist --
Lysenko's fall from grace --
An Australian takes up the baton --
Meta-Lamarckism --
Burned at the stake --
Walking into a trap --
The media war --
The prodigal son --
Lamarck's signature --
The killer punch --
Going in to battle --
The music finds the composer --
An evolution revolution.
Responsibility: Ross Honeywill.

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"Before Charles Darwin, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck created the first theory of evolution, an idea so powerful it promised to become the great unifying force of science. But for two hundred years his grand idea polarised the scientific world; until on the eve of his bicentenary, science finally caught up and proved him right."--Back cover.

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