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The Beginning of Life

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter deals with the beginning of life by probing in greater detail the ethics of sexual and asexual procreation in the light of certain reproductive technologies that transgress the boundaries ... More


Cosmos: The Universe Translated

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to Humboldt’s last, great work Cosmos. This multi-volume ‘Sketch of a Physical Description of the World’ ranged encyclopaedically from the darkest corners of space to the ... More


Discovering the Dinornis

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers how Richard Owen’s alleged discovery of an extinct flightless bird from New Zealand from a single bone was transformed, through clandestine manipulation of how it was reported ... More


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