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Biology in the Nineteenth Century Problems of Form, Function and Transformation

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ISBN-10: 052129293X

ISBN-13: 9780521292931

Edition: 2nd 1977 (Revised)

Authors: William L. Coleman, George Basalla, Owen Hannaway

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The term 'biology' first appeared in a footnote in an obscure German medical publication of 1800, but a century of subsequent activity was needed to create a thriving science. This book offers a concise yet comprehensive examination of essential themes in this development. To one group of nineteenth-century biologists, largely comprised of anatomists, histologists and embryologists, the appearance and constituent structures of the plant or animal body seemed all-important; they studied organic form and the means by which it was brought into being. A second group concentrated on the vital processes diversely exhibited by all living creatures. They studied function, their self-assigned task…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/27/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Biology
Form: cell theory
Form: individual development
Transformation
Man
Function: the animal machine
The experimental ideal
Bibliography
Index