Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

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Evenings at the Microscope

By: Philip Henry Gosse(Author)

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Sub-series of: Cambridge Library CollectionParent series of: The Geographical Distribution of Animals, On the Anatomy of Vertebrates, The Animal Kingdom, The Malay Archipelago, The Natural History Of Birds, Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Sans Vertèbres, History of British Birds, Fauna Boreali-Americana, Le Règne Animal Distribué d'après son Organisation, The Life of Richard Owen, The Philosophy of Zoology, History of Quadrupeds, Arctic Zoology, The Life and Letters of Gilbert White of Selborne, An Introduction to Entomology

Until the nineteenth century, the investigation of natural phenomena, plants and animals was considered either the preserve of elite scholars or a pastime for the leisured upper classes. As increasing academic rigour and systematisation was brought to the study of 'natural history', its subdisciplines were adopted into university curricula, and learned societies (such as the London Zoological Society, founded in 1826) were established to support research in these areas. These developments are reflected in the books reissued in this series, which describe the anatomy and characteristics of animals ranging from invertebrates to polar bears, fish to birds, in habitats from Arctic North America to the tropical forests of Malaysia. By the middle of the nineteenth century, this work and developments in research on fossils had resulted in the formulation of the theory of evolution.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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