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Biology Takes Form: Animal Morphology and the German Universities, 1800 - 1900

By: Lynn K Nyhart

428 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, 1 map

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Oct 1995 | #46397 | ISBN: 0226610888
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Hardback | Apr 1996 | #46398 | ISBN: 0226610861
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About this book

Argues that morphology, usually regarded as a failed science, actually played an integral part in the life sciences in the nineteenth century.


Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations 1: Situating Morphology Pt. 1: Morphology and Physiology 2: The Study of Form before 1850 3: Rearranging the Sciences of Animal Life, 1845-1870 Pt. 2: Evolutionary Morphology, 1860-1880 4: Descent and the Laws of Development 5: Evolutionary Morphology at Jena 6: Evolution and Morphology among the Zoologists, 1860-1880 7: Evolutionary Morphology in Anatomy: Carl Gegenbaur and His School Pt. 3: Morphology and Biology, 1880-1900 8: The Kompetenzkonflikt within the Evolutionary Morphological Program 9: New Approaches to Form, 1880-1900: Rhetoric, Research, and Rewards 10: Morphology, Biology, and the Zoological Professoriate 11: Morphology and Disciplinary Development: Observations and Reflections App. 1. Anatomy and Zoology Professors, 1810-1918, by Birthdate App. 2. Professorships in Zoology, 1810-1918 App. 3. Professorships in Anatomy, 1810-1918 Archival Sources Bibliography Index

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