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The Cuvier Geoffrey Debate

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For scientists, no event better represents the contest between form and function as the chief organizing principle of life as the debate between Georges Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. This book presents the first comprehensive study of the celebrated French scientific controversy that focused the attention of naturalists in the first decades of the nineteenth century on the conflicting claims of teleology, morphology, and evolution, which ultimately contributed to the making of Darwin's theory. This history describes not only the scientific dimensions of the controversy and its impact on individuals and institutions, but also examines the meaning of the debate for culture and society in the years before Darwin.

Feminism and the Body

Author : Londa L. Schiebinger
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This collection of classic essays in feminist body studies investigates the history of the image of the female body; from the medical 'discovery' of the clitoris, to the 'body politic' of Queen Elizabeth I, to women deprecated as 'Hottentot Venuses' in the nineteenth century. The text look atthe way in which coverings bear cultural meaning: clothing reform during the French Revolution, Islamic veiling, and the invention of the top hat; as well as the embodiment of cherished cultural values in social icons such as the Statue of Liberty or the Barbie doll. By considering culture as itdefines not only women but also men, this volume offers both the student and the general reader an insight into the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study involved in feminist body studies.

Bibliography of the History of Medicine

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At the Water s Edge

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Offers an examination of the twin evolution of the earliest marine life--one branch that came ashore and evolved into turtles, dinosaurs, and eventually humans; and the other that crept back into the water and became whales, dolphins, and other underwater life. 20,000 first printing.

Racisms

Author : Francisco Bethencourt
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A groundbreaking history of racism Racisms is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism, Francisco Bethencourt shows that racism preceded any theories of race and must be viewed within the prism and context of social hierarchies and local conditions. In this richly illustrated book, Bethencourt argues that in its various aspects, all racism has been triggered by political projects monopolizing specific economic and social resources. Racisms focuses on the Western world, but opens comparative views on ethnic discrimination and segregation in Asia and Africa. Bethencourt looks at different forms of racism, and explores instances of enslavement, forced migration, and ethnic cleansing, while analyzing how practices of discrimination and segregation were defended. This is a major interdisciplinary work that moves away from ideas of linear or innate racism and recasts our understanding of interethnic relations.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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Nature

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Evolution of nervous systems

Author : Jon H. Kaas
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Debating Darwin

Author : John C. Greene
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Science Policy Studies from a Small Country Perspective

Author : Veronica Stolte-Heiskanen
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Nature is One Whole

Author : Alice Domurat Dreger
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Darwin in Italy

Author : Giuliano Pancaldi
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Journal of teh History of Biology

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Collage Corporeality

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Nature the Exotic and the Science of French Colonialism

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The colonization of Algeria in the nineteenth century was premised on the belief that Europeans, as well as non-indigenous animals and plants, could acclimatize to life in North Africa. While traditional French science showed little interest in such practical matters as attempting to adapt exotic plants and animals to new environments, support came from the Societe zoologique d'acclimatation - the ""French Sierra Club"" - whose story is the subject of this book. Because its work was politically useful in support of France's colonial ambitions in Algeria and elsewhere, the Society found favor with Napoleon III's government, and its influence was soon widespread. For example, the Society fostered the creation of nature preserves in Africa and zoos in Paris, and its ideas changed the research agendas of pure science as well. In this major study of how the acquisition of empire affected French science, Michael A. Osborne treats in turn the founding of the Society and its evolution to 1920; its monument to Napoleon III's ""modern"" Paris, the Jardin zoologique d'acclimatation; the Society's core scientific ideology of Lamarckian transformation; the history of provincial acclimatization societies in Nancy and Grenoble; and the Society's activities in the colonies of the new French empire. An important study of the patronage and politics of science, this book offers new insights for students of environmentalism, science history and policy, and modern European history.

Georges Cuvier

Author : Jean Chandler Smith
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An annotated bibliography of the many published works of French naturalist Cuvier (1769-1832), generally considered to be the founder of comparative anatomy and of paleontology, but whose interests were very broad, even for his time. Cites books, journal and newspaper articles, encyclopedia contributions, lectures, speeches, various ephemera, and both scientific and nonscientific letters; does not include elegies he delivered. The coverage of 20th-century editions is probably far from complete. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

This is not a Child

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The Soci t Zoologique D acclimatation and the New French Empire

Author : Michael A. Osborne
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The Evolution Wars

Author : Michael Ruse
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Draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries. Focuses on the great debates, including the 19th century clash over the nature of classification and debates about the fossil record, genetics, and human nature.

Rivista Di Storia Della Scienza

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