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On the Anatomy of Vertebrates, Volume 2 Birds and Mammals

By: Richard S Owen(Author)
592 pages, 406 b/w line drawings
On the Anatomy of Vertebrates, Volume 2
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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 in 1866, this is the second book in a highly illustrated three-volume set that comprises a thorough overview of vertebrate anatomy. This volume focuses on the anatomy of birds, and includes the first part of the analysis of mammalian anatomy.

Contents

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

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By: Richard S Owen(Author)
592 pages, 406 b/w line drawings
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