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Animal and Vegetable Physiology

Animal and Vegetable Physiology
Considered with Reference to Natural Theology
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Science and Religion

  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108000086

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About the Authors
  • Under the terms of the will of the Oxford scholar Francis Henry, Earl of Bridgewater (1756-1829), Fellow of the Royal Society, absentee rector and keen manuscript-collector, a series of books was commissioned, designed to contribute to an understanding of the world as created by God. In 1834 Peter Roget, who was at the time compiling his celebrated Thesaurus, contributed a two-volume treatise to that controversial series, which formed part of the complex intellectual background to Darwin's work on evolution. Roget described, in a manner designed to appeal to a wide audience, the variety and complexity of the plant and animal kingdoms, focussing on mechanics in the first volume and physiology in the second. The interconnected functions of individual plants and animals are seen as proving God's design. The arguments found here resonate with debates that continue today, as well as providing source material for historians of science.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108000086
    • length: 673 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 324 x 70 mm
    • weight: 2kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Introduction
    Part I. The Mechanical Functions:
    1. Organic mechanism
    2. The mechanical functions in zoophytes
    3. Mollusca
    4. Articulata
    5. Insects
    6. Vertebrata
    7. Fishes
    8. Reptilia
    9. Mammalia
    10. Vertebrata capable of flying
    Volume II: Part II. The Vital Functions:
    1. Objects of nutrition
    2. Nutrition in vegetables
    3. Animal nutrition in general
    4. Nutrition in the lower orders of animals
    5. Nutrition in the higher orders of animals
    6. Preparation of food
    7. Digestion
    8. Chylification
    9. Lacteal absorption
    10. Circulation
    11. Respiration
    12. Secretion
    13. Absorption
    14. Nervous power
    Part III. The sensorial functions:
    1. Sensation
    2. Touch
    3. Taste
    4. Smell
    5. Hearing
    6. Vision
    7. Perception
    8. Comparative physiology of the nervous system
    Part IV. The Reproductive Functions:
    1. Reproduction
    2. Organic development
    3. Decline of the system
    4. Unity of design

  • Author

    Peter Mark Roget

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