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The philosophy of zoology before Darwin : a translated and annotated version of the original French text by Edmond Perrier : originally published by Félix Alcan, Paris in 1884

Author: Edmond Perrier; Alexander R McBirney; Stanton A Cook; Greg J Retallack
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009.
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Presents a survey of the development of evolutionary theory. This work follows the work of naturalists of many nationalities who used paleontology, comparative anatomy, and embryology in order to establish a linear continuity of evolving life through the long span of geological time.
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Perrier, Edmond, 1844-1921.
Philosophy of zoology before Darwin.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)401157576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edmond Perrier; Alexander R McBirney; Stanton A Cook; Greg J Retallack
ISBN: 9789048130092 9048130093
OCLC Number: 458562954
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 266 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword by Gregory Retallack Translator's Preface by Alexander McBirney Preface Chapter I INTRODUCTION Chapter II Chapter III THE ROMAN PERIOD LUCRETIUS Chapter IV THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE Chapter V EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT OF SPECIES Chapter VI PHILOSOPHERS OF THE XVIIIth CENTURY Chapter VII BUFFON Chapter VIII LAMARCK Chapter IX ETIENNE GEOFFROY SAINT-HILAIRE Chapter X GEORGES CUVIER Chapter XI DEBATE BETWEEN CUVIER AND GEOFFROY SAINT-HILAIRE Chapter XII GOETHE Chapter XIII DUGES Chapter XIV THE PHILOSOPHERS OF NATURE Chapter XV THE THEORY OF THE ORGANIC TYPES AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Chapter XVI LOUIS AGASSIZ Chapter XVII THE LOWER ANIMALS Chapter XVIII THE CELLULAR THEORY AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE INDIVUAL Chapter XIX EMBRYOLOGY Chapter XX SPECIES AND THEIR MODIFICATIONS References Glossary by Stanton A. Cook Biographical Index Index
Other Titles: Philosophie zoologique avant Darwin.
Responsibility: translated by Alex McBirney with annotations by Stanton Cook and Gregory Retallack.

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