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Styles of reasoning in the British life sciences : shared assumptions, 1820-1858

Author: James Elwick
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how the concept of "compound individuality" brought together life scientists working in pre-Darwinian London. Elwick relates the growth and decline of questions about compound individuality  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Elwick
ISBN: 9781851969203 1851969209
OCLC Number: 123114653
Description: x, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Analysis Part I, Museums and Comparative Anatomy 2 Analysis Part II, The Neurosciences 3 Synthesis: Embryological Development as Metamorphosis 4 Regeneration as Reproduction 5 Palaetiology 6 The Attack on Compound Individuality, 1850-1859 Conclusion
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 1.
Responsibility: by James Elwick.
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