Expeditions and Discoveries Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age

Methods of study in natural history

Creator/Contributor:
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873, creator
Lowell Institute
Place Of Origin:
Massachusetts
Boston
Publisher:
Ticknor and Fields
Creation Date:
1863
Extent:
viii, 319, 21 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm.
Language:
English
Genre:
Classification
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Contents:
General sketch of the early progress in natural history -- Nomenclature and classification -- Categories of classification -- Classification and creation -- Different views respecting orders -- Gradation among animals -- Analogous types -- Family characteristics -- The characters of genera -- Species and breeds -- Formation of coral reefs -- Age of coral reefs as showing permanence of species -- Homologies -- Alternate generations -- The ovarian egg -- Embryology and classification.
Subjects:
Animals--Classification
Coral reefs and islands
Generations, Alternating
Embryology
Evolution
Notes:
"The series of papers collected in this volume may be considered as a complement or commentary to my 'Essay on classification'--P. [iii].
"These chapters were first embodied in a course of lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston"--P. vi.
First printed in the Atlantic monthly, with exception of last chapter.
Publisher's advertisements: p. [1]-21 (2nd set).
Attribution:
by L. Agassiz.
Series:
Open Collections Program at Harvard University
Classification:
QL351 .A27 1863
Repository:
Widener Library, Harvard University
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
History of Science Library, Harvard University
Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Record ID:
990024136780203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990024136780203941/catalog