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Owen, Richard 1804-1892

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Works: 883 works in 1,421 publications in 3 languages and 12,431 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: QL950.7, 571.31
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On the nature of limbs a discourse by Richard Owen( file )
6 editions published between 1849 and 2007 in English and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
The most prominent naturalist in Britain before Charles Darwin, Richard Owen made empirical discoveries and offered theoretical innovations that were crucial to the proof of evolution. Among his many lasting contributions to science was the first clear definition of the term homologyâ"âthe same organ in different animals under every variety of form and function.â|#x009D; He also graphically demonstrated that all vertebrate species were built on the same skeletal plan and devised the vertebrate archetype as a representation of the simplest common form of all vertebrates. Just as Darwinâs ideas continue to propel the modern study of adaptation, so too will Owenâs contributions fuel the new interest in homology, organic form, and evolutionary developmental biology. His theory of the archetype and his views on species origins were first offered to the general public in On the Nature of Limbs, published in 1849. It reemerges here in a facsimile edition with introductory essays by prominent historians, philosophers, and practitioners from the modern evo-devo community
Palaeontology or A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations by Richard Owen( Book )
27 editions published between 1846 and 2009 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
On the anatomy of vertebrates by Richard Owen( Book )
17 editions published between 1866 and 1984 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
A history of British fossil mammals, and birds by Richard Owen( Book )
15 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals, delivered at the Royal college of surgeons, in 1843 by Richard Owen( Book )
20 editions published between 1843 and 2011 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837 by Richard Owen( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Essays and observations on natural history, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and geology by John Hunter( Book )
9 editions published between 1861 and 1969 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa by Paul Belloni Du Chaillu( Book )
12 editions published between 1867 and 1874 in English and French and held by 232 libraries worldwide
The last of the Arctic voyages : being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance under the command of Captian Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54 by Edward Belcher( Book )
10 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
When the experienced Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was put in command of an expedition in 1845 to search for the elusive North-West Passage he had the backing of the Admiralty and was equipped with two specially-adapted ships and a three-year supply of provisions. Franklin was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. When the expedition failed to return in 1848, enormous resources were mobilised to try to discover its fate. In 1852 H.M.S. 'Assistance' was sent to lead another search mission. It was captained by Edward Belcher (1799-1877), who eventually took the decision to abandon four ships in the pack-ice. He recounts his unsuccessful adventure, defending his actions against critics
A history of British fossil reptiles by Richard Owen( Book )
15 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals by Richard Owen( Book )
11 editions published between 1846 and 1855 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 libraries worldwide
The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836 by Charles Darwin( file )
10 editions published between 1838 and 1994 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
On the archetype and homologies of the vertebrate skeleton by Richard Owen( Book )
8 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
The industrial colleges the nature of the education to be given in them, their several kinds and courses of instruction considered by Lewis Bollman( file )
2 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, during the years 1832-1836 by Charles Darwin( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Observations on certain parts of the animal oeconomy : inclusive of several papers from the Philosophical transactions, etc. by John Hunter( Book )
7 editions published between 1837 and 1841 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, Savage) by Richard Owen( Book )
5 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
On the classification and geographical distribution of the mammalia being the lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge, in the Senate-House, May 10, 1859 : to which is added an appendix, "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species" by Richard Owen( Book )
13 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
English anatomist and biologist Richard Owen (1804-92), who in 1842 coined the word 'dinosaur', published this book in 1859, the year of On the Origin of Species. He reviews ancient and recent studies of mammals in Western science before going on to present his own updated categorisation of the class. Owen's eye for detail and range of scholarship are evident in this work, which is an extensive catalogue of mammals based on biological, geographical and anatomical characteristics. It incorporates, among other things, detailed classifications and sub-classifications of genus based on dental structures, food habits and cerebra. Owen's prose is lucid and precise and his investigations scrupulous, demonstrating the commitment that led him to become one of the foremost anatomists of his time. An appendix reveals Owen's views on the hotly debated theories of transmutation and extinction proposed by scientists such as Lamarck, Lyell and Darwin
 
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Owen, Rich 1804-1892
Owen, Richard 1804-1892 Sir
Owen, Richard Sir
Owen, Richard, Sir, 1804-1892
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English (249)
German (1)
French (1)
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