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Natural History in Edinburgh, 1779–1832

Bill Jenkins

in Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445788
eISBN:
9781474476515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445788.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses in on Edinburgh’s natural history circles in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. First it examines the chair of natural history at the University and the work of ... More


Geology and Evolution

Bill Jenkins

in Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445788
eISBN:
9781474476515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445788.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The dominant school of geology in Edinburgh in the early nineteenth century was that of the followers of the German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner. His most important disciple in the ... More


The Advent of the Modern Fauna: On the Births and Deaths of Species, 1801–1831

Niles Eldredge

in Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153164
eISBN:
9780231526753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153164.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about the earliest decades of the scientific study of “transmutation,” previously called evolution, in which early evolutionists focused on the search for a natural causal ... More


Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Bill Jenkins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445788
eISBN:
9781474476515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

It was long believed that evolutionary theories received an almost universally cold reception in British natural history circles in the first half of the nineteenth century. But recently serious ... More


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