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The system of animate nature; the Gifford lectures delivered in the University of St. Andrews in the years 1915 and 1916,

Author: J Arthur Thomson
Publisher: London, Williams & Norgate, 1920.
Series: Gifford lectures, 1915-16.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomson, J. Arthur (John Arthur), 1861-1933.
System of animate nature.
London, Williams & Norgate, 1920
(OCoLC)595266848
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Arthur Thomson
OCLC Number: 1421096
Notes: Paged continuously.
Description: 2 volumes 22 cm.
Contents: v. 1. The unfathomed universe and the aim of science --
The realm of organisms contrasted with the domain of the inorganic --
--
The criteria of livingness --
Organism and mechanism --
The uniqueness of life --
Animal behaviour --
The problem of body and mind --
The fact of beauty --
The issues of life --
Adaptiveness and purposiveness. v. 2. The concept of evolution --
Great steps in organic evolution --
Originative factors in evolution: variation --
Directive factors in evolution: selection --
The individual and the race: heredity --
The evolution of mind and mind in evolution --
Nature crowned in man --
Disharmonies and other shadows --
The control of life: lessons of evolution --
Vis medicatrix naturae.
Series Title: Gifford lectures, 1915-16.
Responsibility: by J. Arthur Thomson.

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