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Owen, Richard 1804-1892

Works: 1,109 works in 2,221 publications in 3 languages and 14,971 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Biography  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner, Annotator, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Inscriber
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Palaeontology : or A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations by Richard Owen( Book )
48 editions published between 1846 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 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 )
28 editions published between 1843 and 1971 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
A history of British fossil mammals, and birds by Richard Owen( Book )
32 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Richard Owen (1804–92) was a controversial and influential palaeontologist and anatomist. During his medical studies in Edinburgh and London, he grew interested in anatomical research and, after qualifying as a surgeon, became assistant conservator in the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, and then superintendent of natural history in the British Museum. He became an authority on comparative anatomy and palaeontology, coining the term 'dinosaur' and founding the Natural History Museum. He was also a critic of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and engaged in a long and bitter argument with Thomas Huxley, known as 'Darwin's bulldog' for his belligerent support of the theory. Published in 1846, this is Owen's comparative anatomical analysis of the fossils of British birds and mammals. It compares living species with extinct ones, and explains the characteristics that help identification, using 237 woodcut illustrations to show the traits of different species
On the anatomy of vertebrates by Richard Owen( Book )
11 editions published between 1866 and 1984 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
This work is based entirely on personal observations
The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837 by Richard Owen( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Essays and observations on natural history, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and geology by John Hunter( Book )
15 editions published between 1861 and 1988 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa by Paul B Du Chaillu( Book )
15 editions published between 1867 and 1874 in English and French and held by 218 libraries worldwide
On the classification and geographical distribution of the Mammalia, being a lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge ... May 10, 1859. To which is added an appendix "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species." by Richard Owen( Book )
31 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and held by 210 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
Odontography; or, A treatise on the comparative anatomy of the teeth; their physiological relations, mode of development, and microscopic structure, in the vertebrate animals by Richard Owen( Book )
31 editions published in 1840 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A comparative investigation of the morophology of mammalian teeth, leading to the author's interest in paleontology
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 )
20 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 191 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
The principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth by Richard Owen( Book )
23 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 libraries worldwide
On the nature of limbs : a discourse by Richard Owen( Book )
13 editions published between 1849 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 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 homology--"the same organ in different animals under every variety of form and function." 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 Darwin's ideas continue
On the archetype and homologies of the vertebrate skeleton by Richard Owen( Book )
16 editions published between 1848 and 2013 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
A history of British fossil reptiles by Richard Owen( Book )
16 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, Savage) by Richard Owen( Book )
11 editions published between 1865 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Observations on certain parts of the animal oeconomy : inclusive of several papers from the Philosophical transactions, etc. by John Hunter( Book )
11 editions published between 1837 and 1841 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Some observations of Hunter about the secondary sexual characteristics in birds, the air sac in birds, the structure of the placenta along with the original description of the olfactory nerves are included in this book
The industrial colleges. The nature of the education to be given in them; their several kinds and courses of instruction considered by Lewis Bollman( Book )
3 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
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Owen, Rich 1804-1892
Owen, Richard 1804-1892 Sir
Owen, Richard Sir
Owen, Richard, Sir, 1804-1892
Ricardus Owen
Richard Owen angol biológus, anatómus és őslénykutató
Richard Owen Biolegydd Cymreig
Richard Owen biolog angielski, anatom i paleontolog
Richard Owen biologo e paleontologo britannico
Richard Owen britischer Anatom, Biologie und Paläontologe
Richard Owen Brits conservator (1804-1892)
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Оуэн, Ричард
Ричард Овен
Ричард Оуен
Ричард Оуэн
Рычард Оўэн
Річард Оуен британський зоолог та палеонтолог
ריצ'רד אוון
ريتشارد أوين
ریچارد اوون
रिचर्ड ओवेन
রিচার্ড ওয়েন
இரிச்சர்டு ஓவன்
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