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A Classified Index and Synopsis of the Animal Kingdom
Arranged in Conformity with its Organization

Volume 16

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108049696

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  • 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. Volume 16 is an index to the entire work.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108049696
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    Conspectus of the entire animal kingdom
    Index to the animal kingdom
    Alphabetical table of authors quoted in this work.

  • Author

    Georges Cuvier

    Editor and Translator

    Edward Griffith

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