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Le Règne Animal Distribué d'après son Organisation (4-Volume Set): Pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée

Series: Le Règne Animal Distribué d'après son Organisation

By: Georges Cuvier (Author)

2105 pages, 15 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2012 | #211939 | ISBN-13: 9781108058872
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About this book

Language: French

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

French zoologist and naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), one of the most eminent scientific figures of the early nineteenth century, is best known for laying the foundations of comparative anatomy and palaeontology. He spent his lifetime studying the anatomy of animals, and broke new ground by comparing living and fossil specimens - many he uncovered himself. However, Cuvier always opposed evolutionary theories and was during his day the foremost proponent of catastrophism, a doctrine contending that geological changes were caused by sudden cataclysms. He received universal acclaim when he published his monumental Le regne animal, which made significant advances over the Linnaean taxonomic system of classification and arranged animals into four large groups. The sixteen-volume English translation and expansion, The Animal Kingdom (1827-35), is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. First published in 1817, the four-volume original version covers mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, molluscs, arachnids, insects and zoophytes.


Contents

Volume 1
Préface
Table methodique
Introduction
Mammifères
Oiseaux

Volume 2
Table methodique
Les reptiles
Les poissons
Les mollusques

Volume 3
Avertissement
Table methodique
Les crustaces
Les arachnides
Les insectes

Volume 4
Table methodique
Les zoophytes
Table alphabétique des auteurs
Corrections et additions
Explication des planches
Table alphabétique de l'ouvrage


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