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Louis Agassiz - Author

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Introduction to the Study of Natural History Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher

Introduction to the Study of Natural History Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2017

This book features Louis Agassiz's seminal lecture course in which the Swiss-American scientist, a self-styled American Humboldt, summarized the state of zoological knowledge in his time. Though Darwin's theory of evolution would soon dismantle his idealist science, Agassiz's lectures are nonetheless modern in their insistence on the social and cultural importance of the scientific enterprise. An extensive, well-illustrated introduction by Agassiz's biographer, Christoph Irmscher, situates Agassiz's lectures in the context of his life and nineteenth-century science, while also confronting the deeply problematic aspects of his legacy. Profusely annotated, this edition offers fascinating insights into the history of science and appeals to anyone with an interest in zoology and natural history. Christoph Irmscher provides a scholarly and insightful analysis of the intentions and beliefs of Louis Agassiz, a larger-than-life scientist of the mid-19th century and fierce opponent of Charles Darwin. One of the foremost naturalists of his time, Agassiz's encyclopedic knowledge and brash confidence sustained bold and often controversial theories, which contributed to extreme intellectual ferment at the dawn of contemporary evolutionary biology. James Hanken, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University, USA

Structure of Animal Life - Six Lectures Delivered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January and February, 1862

Structure of Animal Life - Six Lectures Delivered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January and February, 1862

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2017

This book contains six classic articles on the subject of structure in animal life, being a selection of essays exploring the relationship between natural history and the idea of God. Although old and largely scientifically out-dated, the information contained within these essays will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in the development of scientific thought, especially in relation to religion. Contents include: "e;Four Different Plans of Structure Among Animals"e;, "e;Religion and Natural History"e;, "e;Remote Antiquity of Animal Life as Shown in he Coral Reefs"e;, "e;Physical History of the Earth.--Man the Ultimate Object"e;, "e;Triple Coincidence in the Succession, Graduation, and Growth of Animals"e;, and "e;Evidence of an Intelligent and Constantly Creative Mind in the Plans and Variations of Structure"e;. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text. First published in 1882.

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Thayer Expedition

Thayer Expedition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Geological Sketches

Geological Sketches

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2017

Geological Sketches

Geological Sketches

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2017

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2016

Journey in Brazil

Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2016

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2016

Die Klassifikation Des Tierreichs

Die Klassifikation Des Tierreichs

Author: Louis Agassiz, Chr Hempfing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2016

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2016

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015