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Reef madness : Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the meaning of coral, David Dobbs

Label
Reef madness : Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the meaning of coral
Title
Reef madness
Title remainder
Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the meaning of coral
Statement of responsibility
David Dobbs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines, from a number of perspectives, a period of change in the nature of scientific thought, as represented in the 19th century debate over the formation of coral atolls and reefs between Charles Darwin and Alexander Agassiz, the son of Darwin's great opponent Louis Agassiz. Though the son opposed his father in siding with Darwin's theory of evolution, he made it his life's work to disprove Darwin's theory on coral; while ultimately shown to be incorrect, Agassiz's work laid the foundations of modern oceanography
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobbs, David
Dewey number
551.42/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE565
LC item number
.D63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agassiz, Alexander
  • Coral reefs and islands
  • Science
  • Natural history
Label
Reef madness : Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the meaning of coral, David Dobbs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-288) and index
Contents
Magpie -- Neuchâtel -- Freiburg -- Cambridge -- Fixity -- Transmutation -- Selection -- A still greater sorrow -- The pleasure of gambling -- To light: Murray's reefs -- A question of science -- Accrual -- "A conspiracy of silence" -- To sea -- The last archipelago -- A connected account -- Eniwetok
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 306 p.
Isbn
9780375421617
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004040131
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm55077824
Label
Reef madness : Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the meaning of coral, David Dobbs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-288) and index
Contents
Magpie -- Neuchâtel -- Freiburg -- Cambridge -- Fixity -- Transmutation -- Selection -- A still greater sorrow -- The pleasure of gambling -- To light: Murray's reefs -- A question of science -- Accrual -- "A conspiracy of silence" -- To sea -- The last archipelago -- A connected account -- Eniwetok
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 306 p.
Isbn
9780375421617
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004040131
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm55077824

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