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Le Regne Animal Distribue DApres Son Organisation - 4 Volume Set Georges Cuvier

Le Regne Animal Distribue DApres Son Organisation - 4 Volume Set

Georges Cuvier

Published October 23rd 2012
ISBN : 9781108058872
Paperback
2105 pages
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French zoologist and naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769 1832), one of the most eminent scientific figures of the early nineteenth century, is best known for laying the foundations of comparative anatomy and palaeontology. He spent his lifetime studyingMoreFrench zoologist and naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769 1832), one of the most eminent scientific figures of the early nineteenth century, is best known for laying the foundations of comparative anatomy and palaeontology. He spent his lifetime studying the anatomy of animals, and broke new ground by comparing living and fossil specimens many he uncovered himself. However, Cuvier always opposed evolutionary theories and was during his day the foremost proponent of catastrophism, a doctrine contending that geological changes were caused by sudden cataclysms. He received universal acclaim when he published his monumental Le r gne animal, which made significant advances over the Linnaean taxonomic system of classification and arranged animals into four large groups. The sixteen-volume English translation and expansion, The Animal Kingdom (1827 35), is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. First published in 1817, the four-volume original version covers mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, molluscs, arachnids, insects and zoophytes.