Earth Encompassed History of the Environmental Sciences

ISBN-10: 0393320804
ISBN-13: 9780393320800
Edition: 2000
Authors: Peter J. Bowler
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Peter J. Bowleris Reader in the History of Science at Queen's University, Belfast, and is well known on both sides of the Atlantic for his books on the history of evolutionism.

Preface
List of Illustrations and Figures
The Problem of Perception
Expanding Horizons
Culture and Nature
Science and Christian Tradition
The Nature of Science
The Scientific Method
Science as a Social Activity
Science and Ideology
The Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Greece and Rome
Rival Cosmologies
Plato and Aristotle
Late Antiquity
The Medieval Period
Bestiaries and Herbals
The Revival of Scholarship
Renaissance and Revolution
Humanism and the Natural World
Secret Powers
The Riches of Nature
Animal, Vegetable and Mineral
The Great Instauration
Natural History and Revolution
The Mechanical Philosophy
Theories of the Earth
Science in an Age of Reason
Classification and Explanation
The Earth Described
The Origin of the Earth
The Meaning of Fossils
New Cosmogonies
Fire and Water
Neptunism
Plutonism
Nature and the Enlightenment
The Diversity of Life
The Classical Era
The Social Environment
The Argument from Design
The System of Nature
The Chain of Being
System and Method
Linnaeus
The Economy of Nature
Rural Harmony
Maintaining the Balance
The Geography of Life
The Possibilities of Change
Filling in the Gaps
Buffon
Materialism and the Origin of Life
Natural Progress
The Heroic Age
The Organization of Science
Europe Surveys the Earth
America Catches Up
A New Geography
Humboldt and the Cosmos
Humboldtian Science
The Geological Record
Fossils and Stratigraphy
The Ancient Rocks
Climate and Time
The Cooling Earth
Ice Ages
Mountains and Continents
The Shrinking Earth
Floating Continents
The Rate of Change
Catastrophist Geology
The Uniformity of Nature
The Age of the Earth
The Philosophical Naturalists
Knowledge and Power
Professionals and Amateurs
Science and Politics
The Pattern of Nature
Chains, Trees and Circles
Form and Function
The Geography of Plants
Botanical Provinces
Historical Biogeography
The History of Life
The Extinction of Species
Progressive Development
The Process of Change
Transmutation before Darwin
The Origins of Darwin's Theory
Natural Selection
The Age of Evolution
Exploit or Conserve?
Science and Empire
The Professionalization of Biology
Early Conservationism
The Darwinian Revolution
Interpretations of Darwinism
The Darwinians
Anti-Darwinism
The Tree of Life
Evolutionary Morphology
Fossils and Ancestors
Human Origins
Evolution and the Environment
Paths of Migration
Evolution and Adaptation
The Origins of Ecology
The New Biology
Plant Ecology
The Earth Sciences
Science in the Modern World
Expansion and Fragmentation
The Age of Big Science
The End of Exploration
A Global Physics
Weather Patterns
Ice Ages Again
Drifting Continents
Geology in Crisis
Wegener's Initiative
The Reaction to Wegener
Plate Tectonics
Paleomagnetism
Sea-Floor Spreading
Past and Present
Darwinism Triumphant
Science and Ideology
Images of Power
Nature and Culture
The Evolutionary Synthesis
Parallel Evolution
The Defence of Lamarckism
Population Genetics
The New Darwinism
The Implications of Darwinism
Animal Behaviour
Mind and Brain
Evolution and Ethology
Primate Studies
Sociobiology
Ecology and Environmentalism
Changing Values
Subduing the Wild
The Rise of Environmentalism
Ecology Comes of Age
Plant Ecology
Animal Ecology
Marine Ecology
Modern Ecology
Populations and Systems
Ecology and the Environmental Crisis
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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