Biology and Its Makers by William A. Locy

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Author Locy, William A. (William Albert), 1857-1924
LoC No. 08021045
Title Biology and Its Makers
With Portraits and Other Illustrations
Contents 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 -- Linnæus 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: Schleiden. 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 rise of evolutionary thought -- Retrospect and prospect. Present tendencies in biology.
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Language English
LoC Class QH: Science: Natural history
Subject Biology -- History
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