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The tragic sense of life : Ernst Haeckel and the struggle over evolutionary thought / Robert J. Richards
Bib ID 4578737
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Richards, Robert J. (Robert John), 1942-
 
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Description Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2008 
xx, 551 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780226712147
0226712141
Full contents
  • Introduction
  • Formation of a romantic biologist
  • Research in Italy and conversion to Darwinism
  • Triumph and tragedy at Jena
  • Evolutionary morphology in the Darwinian mode
  • Travel to England and the Canary Islands : experimental justification of evolution
  • The popular presentation of evolution
  • The rage of the critics
  • The religious response to evolutionism : ants, embryos, and Jesuits
  • Love in a time of war
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-540) and index.

Subjects Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919.  |  Biologists -- Germany -- Biography.  |  Zoologists -- Germany -- Biography.  |  Evolution (Biology) -- History.

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