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Richard Owen : Victorian naturalist

Author: Nicolaas A Rupke
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Owen (1804-92) was, after Darwin, the most important figure in Victorian natural history. He was, for most of the six decades of his career, Britain's foremost comparative anatomist and vertebrate palaeontologist. Leader of the nineteenth-century museum movement, he founded London's monumental Natural History Museum, wrote and published copiously and won every professional honour. Positioned at the cutting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Student Collection
Named Person: Richard Owen; Richard Owen; Richard (Biologe) Owen; Richard Owen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolaas A Rupke
ISBN: 0300058209 9780300058208
OCLC Number: 28634419
Description: xvii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology of Richard Owen's Life and Times --
Introduction: Personality Matters --
Ch. 1. Museum Politics (I) --
Ch. 2. Museum Politics (II) --
Ch. 3. Gothic Designs --
Ch. 4. The Vertebrate Blueprint --
Ch. 5. Eclipsed by Darwin --
Ch. 6. Cerebral Constructs --
Ch. 7. Frames of Mind --
Ch. 8. The Scientific Estate --
Appendix: Anatomy of Owen's Scientific Oeuvre.
Responsibility: Nicolaas A. Rupke.

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Richard Owen was, after Darwin, the leading naturalist of 19th century Britain. In the debate over natural selection, Owen was Darwin's most articulate and vociferous opponent. This book  Read more...

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