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Weismann, August 1834-1914

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Works: 300 works in 878 publications in 6 languages and 7,278 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: QH431, 575
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The evolution theory by August Weismann ( Book )
75 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in German and English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a life of pleasant labour is drawing towards a close, the wish naturally asserts itself to gather together the main results, and to combine them in a well-defined and harmonious picture which may be left as a legacy to succeeding generations. This wish has been my main motive in the publication of these lectures, which I delivered in the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. But there has been an additional motive in the fact that the theory of heredity published by me a decade ago has given rise not only to many investigations prompted by it, but also to a whole literature of 'refutations,' and, what is much better, has brought to light a mass of new facts which, at first sight at least, seem to contradict my main theory. As I remain as convinced that the essential part of my theory is well grounded as I was when I first sketched it, I naturally wish to show how the new facts may be brought into harmony with it. It is by no means only with the theory of heredity by itself that I am concerned, for that has served, so to speak, as a means to a higher end, as a groundwork on which to base an interpretation of the transformations of life through the course of the ages. For the phenomena of heredity, like all the functions of individual life, stand in the closest association with the whole evolution of life upon our earth; indeed, they form its roots, the nutritive basis from which all its innumerable branches and twigs are, in the long run, derived. Thus the phenomena of the individual life, and especially those of reproduction and inheritance, must be considered in connexion with the Theory of Descent, that the latter may be illumined by them, and so brought nearer our understanding. This book consists of 'Lectures' which were given publicly at the university here. In my introductory lecture in 1867 I championed the Theory of Descent, which was then the subject of lively controversy, but it was not till seven years later that I gave, by way of experiment, a short summer course with a view to aiding in the dissemination of Darwin's views. Then very gradually my own studies and researches and those of others led me to add to the Darwinian edifice and to attempt a further elaboration of it, and accordingly these 'Lectures,' which were delivered almost regularly every year from 1880 onwards, were gradually modified in accordance with the state of my knowledge at the time, so that they have been, I may say, a mirror of the course of my own intellectual evolution"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Essays upon heredity and kindred biological problems by August Weismann ( Book )
41 editions published between 1889 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The germ-plasm; a theory of heredity by August Weismann ( Book )
34 editions published between 1893 and 2005 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Studies in the theory of descent by August Weismann ( Book )
22 editions published between 1880 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution in modern thought by Ernest Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel ( Book )
16 editions published between 1910 and 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Keimplasma; eine Theorie der Vererbung by August Weismann ( )
8 editions published in 1892 in German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vererbungslehre
Studien zur Descendenz-Theorie by August Weismann ( Book )
13 editions published in 1875 in German and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Bedeutung der sexuellen Fortpflanzung für die Selektions-Theorie by August Weismann ( Book )
9 editions published between 1886 and 1970 in German and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über Germinal-Selection eine Quelle bestimmt gerichteter Variation by August Weismann ( Book )
10 editions published between 1896 and 1970 in German and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Äussere Einflüsse als Entwicklungsreize by August Weismann ( Book )
14 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in German and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aufsätze über Vererbung und verwandte biologische Fragen by August Weismann ( Book )
17 editions published in 1892 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vererbung
On germinal selection as a source of definite variation by August Weismann ( Book )
9 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ueber die Dauer des Lebens by August Weismann ( Book )
14 editions published between 1881 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lebensdauer / Tier
Ueber den Einfluss der Isolirung auf die Artbildung by August Weismann ( Book )
8 editions published in 1872 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorträge über Deszendenztheorie : gehalten an der Universität zu Freiburg im Breisgau by August Weismann ( Book )
13 editions published between 1902 and 1913 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Continuität des Keimplasma's als grundlage einer Theorie der Vererbung by August Weismann ( Book )
13 editions published between 1885 and 1892 in German and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zelle / Plasma
Ueber Leben und Tod : eine biologische Untersuchung by August Weismann ( Book )
12 editions published between 1884 and 1892 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Selektionstheorie; eine Untersuchung by August Weismann ( Book )
11 editions published in 1909 in German and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorträge über Deszendenztheorie : gehalten an der Universität zu Freiburg im Breisgau by August Weismann ( Book )
11 editions published between 1902 and 1913 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neue Gedanken zur Vererbungsfrage : eine Antwort an Herbert Spencer by August Weismann ( Book )
9 editions published between 1895 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Weismann, A. 1834-1914
Weismann, A. (August), 1834-1914
Weismann August Friedrich Leopold 1834-1914
Weismann, Auguste
Weismann Auguste 1834-1914
Weismann, Friedrich Leopold August 1834-1914
ויסמן, אוגוסט 1834-1914
ワイスマン
Languages
German (217)
English (205)
French (9)
Serbian (1)
Polish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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