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Cuvier’s History of the Natural Sciences: Nineteen Lessons from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (2015)


Available for the first time in English, Georges Cuvier’s extraordinary History of the Natural Sciences from Its Origin to the Present Day draws on a series of 1829 to 1832 public lectures to provide a detailed chronological survey of the natural sciences spanning more than three millennia. This second of five volumes demonstrates further how Cuvier’s encyclopedic knowledge, incomparable memory, and fluency in many languages in addition to French, made him the ideal person to investigate and interpret firsthand the scientific literature of Europe. Heavily annotated with detailed commentary, the series not only supplies a set of useful references on a vast ancient literature not easily found elsewhere, but also offers new insight into the breadth of this human endeavor and the renowned French naturalist’s concept of the natural sciences, filling an important gap in philosophical thought between the time of Carl Linnaeus and Charles Darwin.

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Review Gina Douglas (2018) Review of "Cuvier's History of the Natural Sciences: Twenty-Four Lessons from Antiquity to the Renaissance". Archives of Natural History (pp. 180-181). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Generali, Dario
Daszkiewicz, Piotr
Keith, Philippe
Keller, Vera A.
Caponi, Gustavo
Inkpen, S. Andrew
Archives of Natural History
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle
Cambridge University Press
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft
Philosophy of science
Natural science
Experiments and experimentation
Natural history
Cuvier, Georges
Mach, Ernst
Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe
Brongniart, Alexandre
Bonaparte, Charles Lucien
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc de
Tasmania (Australia)
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
20th century, early
21st century
Institut de France, Paris
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
School of Milan

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