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Louis Agassiz creator of American science by Christoph Irmscher

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Natural history,
  • Naturalists,
  • Influence,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementChristoph Irmscher
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH31.A2 I47 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25339486M
ISBN 109780547577678
LC Control Number2012014225

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Louis Agassiz as a Teacher by Lane Cooper - Full Text Free Book File size: MB What's this? Many people prefer to read off-line or to print out text and read from the real printed page. Others want to carry documents around with them on their mobile phones and read while they are on the move. Introduction Jean Louis Agassiz () is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. A founding father of the modern American scientific establishment, Agassiz was also a lifelong opponent of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Agassiz “ruled in professorial majesty at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.” [He] was a , an essentialist who. Louis Agassiz (). “Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America: pt. I. Essay on classification. pt. II. North American Testudinata. ”, p 13 Copy quote. Page 5 - The design of this work is to furnish an epitome of the leading principles of the science of Zoology, as deduced from the present state of knowledge, so illustrated as to be intelligible to the beginning student. No similar treatise now exists in this country, and indeed, some of the topics have not been touched upon in the language, unless in a strictly technical form, and in.