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On the Anatomy of Vertebrates (3-Volume Set)

By: Richard S Owen(Author)
2157 pages, 1472 b/w line drawings
On the Anatomy of Vertebrates (3-Volume Set)
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About this book

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

Richard Owen F.R.S. (1804-92) was a controversial and influential palaeontologist and anatomist. Owen studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and at London's St Bartholomew's Hospital. He grew interested in anatomical research, and after qualifying he became assistant conservator in the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, and then superintendent of natural history in the British Museum. He quickly became an authority on comparative anatomy and palaeontology, coining the term 'dinosaur' and founding the Natural History Museum. He was also a fierce critic of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and engaged in a long and bitter argument with Darwin's 'Bulldog', Thomas Huxley. Published between 1866 and 1868, this highly illustrated three-volume set comprises a thorough overview of vertebrate anatomy.

Volume 1 deals with cold-blooded vertebrates such as fish and reptiles, Volume 2 with birds, and Volume 3 with mammals.



1. Characters of vertebrates
2. Osseous system of haematocrya
3. Muscular system of haematocrya
4. Nervous system of haematocrya
5. Digestive system of haematocrya
6. Absorbent system of haematocrya
7. Circulating and respiratory systems of haematocrya
8. Urinary system of haematocyra
9. Tegumentary system of haematocrya
10. Peculiar and ductless glands and reproducible parts
11. Generative system of haematocrya
12. Generative products and development of haematocrya. Volume 2: 13. Characters of haematotherma
14. Osseous system of aves
15. Muscular system of aves
16. Nervous system of aves
17. Digestive system of aves
18. Absorbent system of aves
19. Circulating system of aves
20. Respiratory system of aves
21. Urinary system and ductless glands of aves
22. Tegumentary system of aves
23. Generative system of aves
24. Development of aves
25. Characters and primary groups of the class mammalia
26. Osseous system of mammalia. Volume 3: 27. Muscular system of mammalia
28. Nervous system of mammalia
29. Dental system of mammalia
30. Alimentary canal and appendages of mammalia
31. Absorbent system of mammalia
32. Circulating system of mammalia
33. Respiratory system of mammalia
34. Urinary system of mammalia
35. Tegumentary system and appendages of mammalia
36. Peculiar glands of mammalia
37. Generative organs of mammalia
38. Generative products and development of mammalia
39. Mammary and marsupial organs
40. General conclusions

Works referred to
Zoological index
General index

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By: Richard S Owen(Author)
2157 pages, 1472 b/w line drawings
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