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Ernst Haeckel: Ausgewählte Briefwechsel, Band 2: Familienkorrespondenz, August 1854 bis März 1857 [Selected Correspondence, Volume 2: Family Correspondence, Augst 1854 to March 1857]

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By: Ernst Haeckel(Author), Roman Göbel(Editor), Gerhard Müller(Editor), Claudia Taszus(Editor)
686 pages, 29 plates with 40 colour & 12 b/w illustrations
Ernst Haeckel: Ausgewählte Briefwechsel, Band 2: Familienkorrespondenz, August 1854 bis März 1857 [Selected Correspondence, Volume 2: Family Correspondence, Augst 1854 to March 1857]
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  • Ernst Haeckel: Ausgewählte Briefwechsel, Band 2: Familienkorrespondenz, August 1854 bis März 1857 [Selected Correspondence, Volume 2: Family Correspondence, Augst 1854 to March 1857] ISBN: 9783515116558 Hardback Feb 2019 Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
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Language: German

The zoologist Ernst Haeckel from Jena, Germany, is one of the most important but controversial scientists of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. As an enthusiastic follower of Darwin, he worked on the continuation and popularisation of evolutionary theory and thus became a symbolic figure in the world-view battles of the time.

The second volume of this historico-critical edition, planned in a total of 25 volumes, documents the second half of Haeckel's period of study until his doctorate in Berlin with the family correspondence from August 1854 to March 1857 and the first major journeys to Heligoland (1854), the Alps (1855) and Nice (1856). During this time, his unloved study of medicine under the influence of Johannes Müller, Albert von Kölliker and Rudolf Virchow turned into great devotion to the scientific knowledge of organic life. On Heligoland he finally decided on zoologist as a profession. He dedicated his dissertation, which was developed by Virchow following the Würzburg assistantship, to microscopic anatomy, inspired by Kölliker.

Summary in German:
Der Jenaer Zoologe Ernst Haeckel zählt zu den bedeutendsten, aber auch umstrittensten Naturwissenschaftlern des ausgehenden 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts. Als begeisterter Anhänger Darwins arbeitete er an der Weiterführung und Popularisierung der Evolutionstheorie und wurde damit zu einer Symbolfgur in den Weltanschauungskämpfen der Zeit.

Der zweite Band der auf insgesamt 25 Bände angelegten historisch-kritischen Ausgabe dokumentiert mit der Familienkorrespondenz aus dem Zeitraum von August 1854 bis März 1857 die zweite Hälfte der Studienzeit Haeckels bis zu seiner Promotion in Berlin sowie die ersten größeren Reisen nach Helgoland (1854), in die Alpen (1855) und nach Nizza (1856). Während dieser Zeit wurde aus dem ungeliebten Studium der Medizin unter dem Einfluss von Johannes Müller, Albert von Kölliker und Rudolf Virchow ein mit größter Hingabe verfolgter Weg zur wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnis des organischen Lebens. Auf Helgoland entschied er sich endgültig für die Zoologie als Profession. Seine im Anschluss an die Würzburger Assistenzzeit bei Virchow ausgearbeitete Dissertation widmete er, angeregt von Kölliker, der mikroskopischen Anatomie.

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By: Ernst Haeckel(Author), Roman Göbel(Editor), Gerhard Müller(Editor), Claudia Taszus(Editor)
686 pages, 29 plates with 40 colour & 12 b/w illustrations
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