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On the Anatomy of Vertebrates

On the Anatomy of Vertebrates
3 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108038287

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  • 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 birds, and Volume 3 mammals.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108038287
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 130 mm
    • weight: 2.98kg
    • contains: 1472 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    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.

  • Author

    Richard Owen

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