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Biology and its makers
Locy, William A. (William Albert), 1857-1924.
Publication Information:
New York : H. Holt and company, 1908.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 469 pages : illustrations (including portraits) ; 23 cm
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"Reading list": p. 449-460.
An outline of the rise of biology and of the epochs in its history.--Vesalius and the overthrow of authority in science.--William Harvey and experimental observation.--The introduction of the microscope and the progress of independent observation.--The progress of minute anatomy.--Linnaeus and scientific natural history.--Cuvier and the rise of comparative anatomy.--Bichat and the birth of histology.--The rise of physiology. Harvey. Haller. Johannes Müller.--Von Baer and the rise of embryology.--The cell-theory. Schieiden. Schwann. Schultze.--Protoplasm the physical basis of life.--The work of Pasteur, Koch, and others.--Heredity and germinal continuity. Mendel. Galton. Weismann.--The science of fossil life.--What evolution is; the evidence upon which it rests, etc.--Theories of evolution. Lamarck. Darwin.--Theories continued. Wiesmann. De Vries.--The reise of evolutionary thought.--Retrospect and prospect. Present tendencies in biology.;
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