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The Tragic Sense of Life : Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought / Robert J. Richards.

Author/Creator:
Richards, Robert J., author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (572 p.)
Subjects:
Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919.
Biologists -- Germany -- Biography.
Zoologists -- Germany -- Biography.
Evolution (Biology) -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Prior to the First World War, more people learned of evolutionary theory from the voluminous writings of Charles Darwin's foremost champion in Germany, Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), than from any other source, including the writings of Darwin himself. But, with detractors ranging from paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould to modern-day creationists and advocates of intelligent design, Haeckel is better known as a divisive figure than as a pioneering biologist. Robert J. Richards's intellectual biography rehabilitates Haeckel, providing the most accurate measure of his science and art yet written, as well as a moving account of Haeckel's eventful life.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Formation of a Romantic Biologist
3. Research in Italy and Conversion to Darwinism
4. Triumph and Tragedy at Jena
5. Evolutionary Morphology in the Darwinian Mode
6. Travel to England and the Canary Islands: Experimental Justifi cation of Evolution
7. The Popular Presentation of Evolution
8. The Rage of the Critics
9. The Religious Response to Evolutionism: Ants, Embryos, and Jesuits
10. Love in a Time of War
11. Conclusion: The Tragic Sense of Ernst Haeckel
Appendix 1: A Brief History of Morphology
Appendix 2: The Moral Grammar of Narratives in the History of Biology-the Case of Haeckel and Nazi Biology
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-540) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
ISBN:
1-281-96630-4
9786611966300
0-226-71219-2
OCLC:
309071386
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226712192 doi
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