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Books by Louis Agassiz

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2018

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2018

Thayer Expedition

Thayer Expedition

Author: Louis Agassiz, Charles Frederick Hartt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2018

Thayer Expedition

Thayer Expedition

Author: Louis Agassiz, Charles Frederick Hartt Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2018

Darwin and Humboldt Their Lives and Work

Darwin and Humboldt Their Lives and Work

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2018

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Darwin and Humboldt Their Lives and Work

Darwin and Humboldt Their Lives and Work

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2018

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

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2016

Journey in Brazil

Journey in Brazil

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

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2016

Die Klassifikation Des Tierreichs

Die Klassifikation Des Tierreichs

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/04/2016

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback 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

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

Report on the Florida Reefs

Report on the Florida Reefs

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

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Thomas E Skidmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2015

Thayer Expedition

Thayer Expedition

Author: Louis Agassiz, Charles Frederick Hartt Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2015

Thayer Expedition

Thayer Expedition

Author: Louis Agassiz, Charles Frederick Hartt Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2015

Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2015

Thayer Expedition

Thayer Expedition

Author: Louis Agassiz, Charles Frederick Hartt Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

An Essay on Classification - Scholar's Choice Edition

An Essay on Classification - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Geological Sketches - Scholar's Choice Edition

Geological Sketches - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Journey in Brazil - Scholar's Choice Edition

Journey in Brazil - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Methods of Study in Natural History - Scholar's Choice Edition

Methods of Study in Natural History - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Geological Sketches - Scholar's Choice Edition

Geological Sketches - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Geological Sketches - Scholar's Choice Edition

Geological Sketches - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Principles of Zoology - Scholar's Choice Edition

Principles of Zoology - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Principles of Zoology - Scholar's Choice Edition

Principles of Zoology - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Lake Superior Its Physical Character, Vegetation and Animals

Lake Superior Its Physical Character, Vegetation and Animals

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Contributions to the Natural History of the Acalephae of North America

Contributions to the Natural History of the Acalephae of North America

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Born in Switzerland, Louis Agassiz (1807-73) distinguished himself as one of the most capable and industrious naturalists of the nineteenth century, working in fields as diverse as ichthyology and glaciology. In the late 1840s, he moved to North America, where he became a professor of zoology at Harvard and established the Museum of Comparative Zoology. His extensive bibliography of all known works relating to zoology and geology, which he had compiled for private use, was revised and substantially expanded by the English naturalist Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53) and published by the Ray Society in four volumes between 1848 and 1854. As such, it stands as the fullest record of the existing scientific literature just prior to the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Volume 3 (1853) continues the list of works, arranged alphabetically by author, ranging here from Gabelchover to Mylne.

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Born in Switzerland, Louis Agassiz (1807-73) distinguished himself as one of the most capable and industrious naturalists of the nineteenth century, working in fields as diverse as ichthyology and glaciology. In the late 1840s, he moved to North America, where he became a professor of zoology at Harvard and established the Museum of Comparative Zoology. His extensive bibliography of all known works relating to zoology and geology, which he had compiled for private use, was revised and substantially expanded by the English naturalist Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53) and published by the Ray Society in four volumes between 1848 and 1854. As such, it stands as the fullest record of the existing scientific literature just prior to the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Volume 1 (1848) provides a global list of all relevant periodicals before beginning the principal list of works, arranged alphabetically by author, ranging here from Aalborg to Bywater.

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Born in Switzerland, Louis Agassiz (1807-73) distinguished himself as one of the most capable and industrious naturalists of the nineteenth century, working in fields as diverse as ichthyology and glaciology. In the late 1840s, he moved to North America, where he became a professor of zoology at Harvard and established the Museum of Comparative Zoology. His extensive bibliography of all known works relating to zoology and geology, which he had compiled for private use, was revised and substantially expanded by the English naturalist Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53) and published by the Ray Society in four volumes between 1848 and 1854. As such, it stands as the fullest record of the existing scientific literature just prior to the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Volume 2 (1850) continues the list of works, arranged alphabetically by author, ranging here from Cabanis to Fyfe.

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Born in Switzerland, Louis Agassiz (1807-73) distinguished himself as one of the most capable and industrious naturalists of the nineteenth century, working in fields as diverse as ichthyology and glaciology. In the late 1840s, he moved to North America, where he became a professor of zoology at Harvard and established the Museum of Comparative Zoology. His extensive bibliography of all known works relating to zoology and geology, which he had compiled for private use, was revised and substantially expanded by the English naturalist Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53) and published by the Ray Society in four volumes between 1848 and 1854. As such, it stands as the fullest record of the existing scientific literature just prior to the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Volume 4 (1854), completed by Sir William Jardine (1800-74) after the death of Strickland, concludes the list of works, arranged alphabetically by author, ranging here from Naccari to Zwinger.

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae 4 Volume Set: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts, and Memoirs on Zoology and Geology

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Bibliographia zoologiae et geologiae 4 Volume Set: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts, and Memoirs on Zoology and Geology

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/07/2013

Born in Switzerland, Louis Agassiz (1807-73) distinguished himself as one of the most capable and industrious naturalists of the nineteenth century, working in fields as diverse as ichthyology and glaciology. In the late 1840s, he moved to North America, where he became a professor of zoology at Harvard and established the Museum of Comparative Zoology. His extensive bibliography of all known works relating to zoology and geology, which he had compiled for private use, was revised and substantially expanded by the English naturalist Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53) and published by the Ray Society in four volumes between 1848 and 1854. As such, it stands as the fullest record of the existing scientific literature just prior to the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. The first volume provides a global list of all relevant periodicals before beginning the principal list of works, arranged alphabetically by author, which is continued in the later volumes.

A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts and Memoirs on Zoology and Geology

A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts and Memoirs on Zoology and Geology

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2013

Essay on Classification

Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2013

A major influence on the development of American scientific culture, Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (1807–73) was one of the great scientists of his day. A student of anatomist Georges Cuvier, Agassiz adapted his teacher's pioneering techniques of comparative anatomy to paleontology, and he rose to prominence as a distinguished systematist, paleontologist, and educator. Agassiz introduced science to ordinary citizens to an unprecedented degree; people around the world read his books, sent him specimens, and consulted his opinion. Agassiz was also a staunch opponent of the theory of evolution, and he was among the last of the reputable scientists who continued to reject the concept after the publication of The Origin of the Species. All of nature bore testimony to a divine plan, Agassiz believed, and he could not reconcile himself to a theory that did not invoke God's design. Ironically, his 1851 Essay on Classification provided Darwin and other evolutionists with evidence from the fossil record to support the theory of natural selection. A treasure of historically valuable insights that contributed to the development of evolutionary biology, this volume introduced the landmark contention that paleontology, embryology, ecology, and biogeography are inextricably linked in classifications that reveal the true relationships between organisms. Its emphasis on advanced and original work gave major impetus to the study of science directly from nature, and it remains a classic of American scientific literature.

Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science Etudes sur les glaciers

Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science Etudes sur les glaciers

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Swiss-born zoologist, geologist and paleontologist Louis Agassiz (1807-73) was among the foremost scientists of his day. When he took up the study of glaciology and glacial geomorphology in Switzerland in 1836, he recorded evidence left by former glaciers, such as glacial erratics, drumlins and rock scouring and scratching. In this work, published in 1840, he proposed a revolutionary ice-age theory, according to which, glaciers are the remaining portions of sheets of ice which once covered the earth. His radical suggestion undermined the hypothesis that landscape features were the result of a great biblical flood. Although Agassiz's invaluable work led some to acclaim him as the 'father' of glacial theory, critics have cited the contributions of others, including Jean de Charpentier and Karl Schimper. The book also describes the features of active glaciers, including ice tables, ice pinnacles and moraines.

Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2011

Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation, and Animals Compared with Those of Other and Similar Regions

Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation, and Animals Compared with Those of Other and Similar Regions

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2011

Written by Swiss-born geologist and explorer Louis Agassiz (1807-73), this 1850 publication was the first detailed scientific account of the natural phenomena of Lake Superior. Agassiz, who became a professor at Harvard and later founded the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, was the first scientist to suggest that the earth had experienced an ice age. In the summer of 1848 he led an expedition of his students to Lake Superior, to examine the northern shores, which had previously received very little attention from scientists. The artist James Elliot Cabot (1821-1903), who was included in the party, wrote the 'narrative' of the tour to accompany the scientific report, and this makes up the first part of the work. The rest of the book describes the geological phenomena and zoological distribution in and around the lake, comparing it with similar regions of the world.

Journey in Brazil

Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2009

Journey in Brazil

Journey in Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2009

An Essay on Classification

An Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2009

An Essay on Classification

An Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2009

An Essay on Classification

An Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2009

An Essay on Classification

An Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2009

Geological Sketches

Geological Sketches

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2009

Geological Sketches

Geological Sketches

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2009

Principles of Zo Logy

Principles of Zo Logy

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2009

Principles of Zo Logy

Principles of Zo Logy

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2009

Methods of Study in Natural History

Methods of Study in Natural History

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Methods of Study in Natural History

Methods of Study in Natural History

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Methods of Study in Natural History

Methods of Study in Natural History

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Geological Sketches

Geological Sketches

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Geological Sketches

Geological Sketches

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Methods of Study in Natural History

Methods of Study in Natural History

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2009

Principles of Zoology

Principles of Zoology

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2008

Principles of Zoology

Principles of Zoology

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2008

Principles of Zoology

Principles of Zoology

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2008

Methods of Study in Natural History

Methods of Study in Natural History

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Methods of Study in Natural History

Methods of Study in Natural History

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Principles of Zoology

Principles of Zoology

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2008

The Structure of Animal Life

The Structure of Animal Life

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

The Structure of Animal Life

The Structure of Animal Life

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

The Structure of Animal Life

The Structure of Animal Life

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

The Structure of Animal Life

The Structure of Animal Life

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Journey In Brazil

Journey In Brazil

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

A Journey in Brazil. by Professor and Mrs. Louis Agassiz.

A Journey in Brazil. by Professor and Mrs. Louis Agassiz.

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2006

A Journey in Brazil. by Professor and Mrs. Louis Agassiz.

A Journey in Brazil. by Professor and Mrs. Louis Agassiz.

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2006

Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2006

Essay on Classification

Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2004

The Intelligence of Louis Agassiz A Specimen Book of Scientific Writings; Selected, with an Introduction and Notes by Guy Davenport

The Intelligence of Louis Agassiz A Specimen Book of Scientific Writings; Selected, with an Introduction and Notes by Guy Davenport

Author: Louis Agassiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/1983

Selected writings of the remarkable teacher, lecturer, and scientist, Louis Agassiz, whose enthusiasm for natural history is communicated with vitality and precision. The editor's introduction and notes at the beginning of each chapter provide a cogent analysis of the contributions of the scientist-writer.

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