Life, Letters, and Works of Louis Agassiz

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 20, 2011 - Science - 340 pages
On the basis of extensive material in the form of letters, pamphlets and the recollections of friends and contemporaries, Jules Marcou (1824-1898) tells the story of the life and work of Louis Agassiz in this two-volume work of 1896. The Swiss-born palaeontologist, glaciologist and zoologist (1807-1873) is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the modern American scientific tradition. Marcou, a fellow countryman and collaborator of Agassiz, does not attempt to conceal his high regard for the subject of his biography but does have 'in view the truth'. In a chronological narrative, Volume 2 tells of Agassiz' professorship at Harvard and the founding in 1859 of the Museum of Contemporary Zoology, where he remained as director until his death. Although Darwin believed the Swiss scientist's theory on parallelisms provided evidence for evolution, Agassiz was no evolutionist but saw the plan of God everywhere in nature.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER XIII
1
Philadelphia Laboratory Work at Cambridge Arrival of his
27
Lectures before the Smithsonian Institution at Washington Agassizs
47
CHAPTER XVI
63
CHAPTER XVII
76
Darwins Origin of Species Cuvier Agassiz Owen Lamarck
103
The Philosophers Camp in the AdirondacksThe Saturday Club
129
CHAPTER XX
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CHAPTER XXI
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18711872
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CHAPTER XXIII
201
CHAPTER XXIV
217
Appendix A Biographies of Louis Agassiz
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Appendix B Agassizs Portraits Engravings Photographs Busts
251
List of Louis Agassizs Papers and Works arranged
258
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JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). Never before published in English, Cockroaches is the second novel in the Harry Hole series.

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