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Perrier, Edmond 1844-1921

Overview
Works: 560 works in 1,366 publications in 4 languages and 5,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Classification 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Redactor, Publishing director, Other, Artist, Former owner, Contributor, Correspondent, Research team head, Secretary
Classifications: QL394, 595.146
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Most widely held works about Edmond Perrier
 
Most widely held works by Edmond Perrier
La terre avant l'histoire; les origines de la vie et de l'homme by Edmond Perrier( Book )

63 editions published between 1920 and 1980 in French and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earth before history; man's origin and the origin of life by Edmond Perrier( Book )

16 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of zoology before Darwin : a translated and annotated version of the original French text by Edmond Perrier : originally published by Fâelix Alcan, Paris in 1884 by Edmond Perrier( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Octave Edmond Perrier was a French zoologist who lived through the tumult of British Darwinism and Lyellism, and reminds us in this revealing account that French scientists had much to contribute to such perennial topics as evolution, catastrophism and creationism. While very much a product of the Third Republic, Perrier's account also aimed to outline timeless issues and permanent advances in taxonomic and developmental biology since classical Greece and Rome. In this aim he succeeds with surprisingly modern perspectives for a book first published in 1884. Perrier was born May 9, 1844 at Tulle, the son of the principal of a school which now bears his name, Lycée Edmond Perrier. In 1864 he was accepted to the École Normale Supérieure, where he was strongly influenced by Louis Pasteur and Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers. After working for three years at a high school in Agen, he obtained a post of naturalist-aid at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (1868), advancing in that institution to Chair of Natural History of Molluscs, Worms and Corals (1876-1903) and then Director of the museum (1900-1919) and Chair of Comparative Anatomy (1903-1921). Previous directors of the museum included many of the scientists he discusses in this book: George Cuvier (1822-1823, 1826-1827, 1830-1831), Isidore Geoffrey St Hilaire (1860-1861), and Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1891-1900). Perrier's own research on echinoderms and earthworms took him on several expeditions in 1880-1885, mostly to Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, but also to the Caribbean
La philosophie zoologique avant Darwin by Edmond Perrier( Book )

37 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les colonies animales et la formation des organismes by Edmond Perrier( Book )

23 editions published between 1831 and 2010 in French and English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annales des sciences naturelles( )

in French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Zoology) publishes original articles in French or English dealing with animal biology (morphology, ethology, genetics, ...) placed in an evolutionary context
France et Allemagne by Edmond Perrier( Book )

14 editions published in 1915 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages à la côte nord-ouest de l'Amérique exécutés durant les années 1870-72 by A. L Pinart( Book )

5 editions published between 1875 and 1965 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers le monde vivant by Edmond Perrier( Book )

16 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in French and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms, with observations on their habits by Charles Darwin( Book )

10 editions published in 1882 in French and Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, published in 1881, was the result of many years of experimentation and observation by Darwin in the open-air laboratory of his garden at Down House in Kent. As he wrote in his introduction, the subject of soil disturbance by worms 'may appear an insignificant one, but we shall see that it possesses some interest'. He goes on to demonstrate the immensity – in size and over time – of the accumulated tiny movements of soil by earthworms, and their vital role in aerating the soil and breaking down vegetable material to keep the topsoil, the growing medium for all plant life and thus vital to human existence, fertile and healthy. At a time when there is huge interest in growing food organically and without using artificial fertilisers, Darwin's insights are as important, and his descriptions of his experiments as fascinating, as they were in the late nineteenth century
La tierra antes de la historia : los orígenes de la vida y del hombre by Edmond Perrier( Book )

16 editions published between 1925 and 1961 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de zoologie by Edmond Perrier( Book )

in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les émules de Darwin by A. de Quatrefages( Book )

5 editions published in 1894 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le transformisme by Edmond Perrier( Book )

9 editions published between 1888 and 1988 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie en action by Edmond Perrier( Book )

12 editions published between 1918 and 1921 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les explorations sous-marines by Edmond Perrier( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1899 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamarck by Edmond Perrier( Book )

13 editions published between 1925 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de zoologie by Edmond Perrier( Book )

32 editions published between 1889 and 1932 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Allemagne et l'Amérique latine by Emilio Roger Wagner( Book )

5 editions published in 1918 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La femme dans la nature, dans les moeurs, dans la légende, dans la société : tableau de son évolution physique & psychique by Marcel Prévost( Book )

13 editions published between 1908 and 1976 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The philosophy of zoology before Darwin : a translated and annotated version of the original French text by Edmond Perrier : originally published by Fâelix Alcan, Paris in 1884
Alternative Names
Bailiye, 1844-1921

Edmond Perrier ahli biologi asal Perancis

Edmond Perrier Frans natuurwetenschapper (1844-1921)

Edmond Perrier französischer Zoologe und Anatom

Edmond Perrier French zoologist

Edmond Perrier naturaliste et zoologiste français

Edmond Perrier zoologo francese

Pailiye, 1844-1921

Perrier, Edm 1844-1921

Perrier, Edm. (Edmond), 1844-1921

Perrier, J.-O. Edmond

Perrier, J. O. Edmond 1844-1921

Perrier Jean Octave Edmond

Perrier, Jean Octave Edmond 1844-1921

Perrier MM.

ادمون بيرير

柏立耶, 1844-1921

拍立耶, 1844-1921

Languages
French (283)

English (32)

Spanish (16)

Chinese (5)

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