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Title
Methods of study in natural history / by L. Agassiz.
Atlantic monthly (Boston, Mass. : 1857)
Name/Creator
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873, creator
Lowell Institute
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:2757210 
Location
History of Science

Widener

Houghton

Countway Medicine


Museum Comp Zoology

Networked Resource
Place of Origin
Boston
Publisher
Ticknor and Fields
Language
English
Description
viii, 319, 21 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm.
Form/Genre
text

print
Classification
QL351 .A27 1863
Subject
Animals -- Classification ;  Coral reefs and islands ;  Generations, Alternating ;  Embryology ;  Evolution

Category
Natural history (General works)

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

Note
General sketch of the early progress in natural history -- Nomenclature and classification -- Categories of classification -- Classification and creation -- Different views respecting orders -- Gradation among animals -- Analogous types -- Family characteristics -- The characters of genera -- Species and breeds -- Formation of coral reefs -- Age of coral reefs as showing permanence of species -- Homologies -- Alternate generations -- The ovarian egg -- Embryology and classification.

"The series of papers collected in this volume may be considered as a complement or commentary to my 'Essay on classification'--P. [iii].

"These chapters were first embodied in a course of lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston"--P. vi.

First printed in the Atlantic monthly, with exception of last chapter.

Publisher's advertisements: p. [1]-21 (2nd set).
Other Title
  Essay on classification
Other Title