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Louis Agassiz

Edward Lurie

Louis Agassiz

a life in science.

by Edward Lurie

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Published by University of Chicago Press in [Chicago] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agassiz, Louis, -- 1807-1873.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH31.A2 L8
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 449 p.
    Number of Pages449
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21600011M
    LC Control Number60011623

      “This book is not just about a man of science but also about a scientific culture in the making—warts and all.” —The New York Times Book Review Charismatic and controversial Swiss immigrant Louis Agassiz took America by storm in the early nineteenth century, becoming a defining force in American science. Yet today, many don’t know the complex story behind this revolutionary figure. Louis Agassiz, the Great Deluge and Early Maine Geology. Glacial Lakes around Michigan. The hypothesis upset many people, because it conflicted with other ideas. But it has survived for years of severe testing, mainly because no one could propose an .

      Agassiz’s fame as a race scientist and natural historian were significant factors in his employment at Harvard. AD The relationship between racism and science, then, was symbiotic. A thoroughly satisfying biography of the almost but not quite forgotten Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (), who moved to the United States in to become a combination of educator, media star and beloved science : Christoph Irmscher.

    Louis Agassiz Born () Haut-Vully, Switzerland Died Decem () (aged 66) Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Spouse Cecile Braun Elizabeth Cabot Cary Father Rodolphe Agassiz Mother Rose Mayor Agassiz Signature text goes here Associated Locations: Haut-Vully, Switzerland Associated Dates: – Born Louis Agassiz is one of the eminent spirits . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gould, Alice Bache, Louis Agassiz. Boston, Small, Maynard & Company, (OCoLC) Named Person.


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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 aan essentialist who.

Louis Agassiz (). “Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America: pt. Essay on classification. 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.

Louis Agassiz Creator of American Science (Book): Irmscher, Christoph: "One hundred and seventy-five years ago, a Swiss immigrant took America by storm, launching American science as we know it. The irrepressible Louis Agassiz, legendary at a young age for his work on mountain glaciers, focused his prodigious energies on the fauna of the New World.

Illustrated by Fuertes Louis Agassiz (illustrator). The book has rubbing on the covers, edgewear at all edges, gift inscription inside front cover, a little browning at the endpapers near the gutter.

Otherwise clean and unmarked. Plates all nice. Seller Inventory # More information about this. The greater portion of volume one was entitled Essay on Classification, in which Agassiz delineated the theoretical principles and philosophy of his craft that made comprehensible the subsequent special studies.

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