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The Animal Kingdom (16-Volume Set)

By: Georges Cuvier(Author), Edward Griffith(Editor)
10506 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
The Animal Kingdom (16-Volume Set)
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Language: English

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

Georges Cuvier (1769–1832), made a peer of France in 1819 in recognition of his work, was perhaps the most important European scientist of his day. His most famous work, Le Règne Animal, was published in French in 1817; Edward Griffith (1790–1858), a solicitor and amateur naturalist, embarked on in 1824, with a team of colleagues, an English version which resulted in this illustrated sixteen-volume edition with additional material, published between 1827 and 1835. Cuvier was the first biologist to compare the anatomy of fossil animals with living species, and he named the now familiar 'mastodon' and 'megatherium'. However, his studies convinced him that the evolutionary theories of Lamarck and St Hilaire were wrong, and his influence on the scientific world was such that the possibility of evolution was widely discounted by many scholars both before and after Darwin.

Contents

Volume 1
-  Preface
-  Preliminary sketch of the rise and progress of zoology
-  Introduction
-  The vertebrated animals
-  Order Bimana
-  Supplemental history of man
-  Order Quadrumana

Volume 2
- Order Carnassier

Volume 3
-  Order Carnassier (cont.)
-  Order Rodentia
-  Order Edentata
-  Order Pachydermata

Volume 4
-  Order Ruminantia
-  Order Cetacea

Volume 5
-  Species of mammalia
-  The Class Reptilia

Volume 6
-  Introduction
-  Class Aves
-  Order Accipitres
-  Order Passeres

Volume 7
-  Order Passeres (continued)
-  Order Scansores

Volume 8
-  Order Gallinae
-  Order Grallae
-  Oder Palmipedes

Volume 9
-  Order Chelonia
-  Order Sauria
-  Order Ophidia
-  Order Batrachia

Volume 10
-  On the ichthyological system of Baron Cuvier
-  Supplement on fish in general
-  Order Acanthopterygii
-  Supplement on acanthopterygii
-  Order Malacopterygii Abdominales
-  Supplement on malacopterygii abdominales
-  Order Malacopterygii Subbrachiati
-  Order Malacopterygii Apodes
-  Supplement on malacopterygii apodes
-  Order Plectognathii
-  Order Chondropterygii
-  Supplement on chondropterygii

Volume 11
-  Fossil mammalia
-  Fossil birds
-  Fossil reptiles
-  Fossil fish
-  Fossil invertebrated animals
-  Table
-  Index

Volume 12
-  Mollusca
-  Class Cephalopoda
-  Class Pteropoda
-  Class Gasteropoda
-  Class Acephala
-  Class Brachiopoda
-  Class Cirrhopoda
-  Supplement on mollusca
-  Zoophytes
-  Class Echinodermata
-  Supplement on zoophytes
-  Supplement on echinodermata
-  Supplement on the entozoa
-  Supplement on the acalephae
-  Supplement on polypi
-  Supplement on the infusoria
-  Alphabetical list of figures
-  Index

Volume 13
-  The articulated animals
-  Class Annelida
-  Supplement on annelida
-  Class Crustacea
-  Supplement on crustacea
-  Class Arachnida
-  Supplement on arachnida
-  Alphabetical list of plates

Volume 14
-  Class Insecta
-  Supplement on insects in general
-  Order Myriapoda
-  Order Thysanoura
-  Order Parasita
-  Order Suctoria
-  Supplement to the Orders Myriapoda, Thysanoura, Parasita and Suctoria
-  Order Coleoptera

Volume 15
-  Order Coleoptera (continued)
-  Order Orthoptera
-  Order Hemiptera
-  Order Neuroptera
-  Order Hymenoptera
-  Order Lepidoptera
-  Order Rhipiptera
-  Orderdiptera
-  Index of plates

Volume 16
-  Advertisement
-  Conspectus of the entire animal kingdom
-  Index to the animal kingdom
-  Alphabetical table of authors quoted in this work

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By: Georges Cuvier(Author), Edward Griffith(Editor)
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