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The Resource Introduction to the Study of Natural History : Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher, by Louis Agassiz ; edited by Christoph Irmscher, (electronic resource)

Introduction to the Study of Natural History : Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher, by Louis Agassiz ; edited by Christoph Irmscher, (electronic resource)

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Introduction to the Study of Natural History : Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher
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Introduction to the Study of Natural History
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Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher
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by Louis Agassiz ; edited by Christoph Irmscher
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eng
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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.--
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Irmscher, Christoph
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  • History
  • Plant science
  • Botany
  • Zoology
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Introduction to the Study of Natural History : Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher, by Louis Agassiz ; edited by Christoph Irmscher, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- Louis Agassiz: Introduction to the StuBldy of Natural History -- Commentary and Notes -- Bibliography
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978-3-319-66081-3
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1 online resource (IX, 126 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319660813
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10.1007/978-3-319-66081-3
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74 illustrations in color.
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(OCoLC)1013500131
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Introduction to the Study of Natural History : Edited and Annotated by Christoph Irmscher, by Louis Agassiz ; edited by Christoph Irmscher, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66081-3
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Louis Agassiz: Introduction to the StuBldy of Natural History -- Commentary and Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
978-3-319-66081-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 126 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319660813
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-66081-3
Other physical details
74 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013500131

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