Abraham Trembley of Geneva, Scientist and Philosopher, 1710-1784. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BAKER, John R. TREMBLEY, Abraham

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BAKER, John R. Abraham Trembley of Geneva, Scientist and Philosopher, 1710-1784. London : Edward Arnold & Co., (1952). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xix,(1),1-259,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine."This is the first full-scale biography of Abraham Trembley of Geneva that has ever been published. It is strange that so little has been written abo ut him until now, for he must rank with the greatest discoverers in biology. Trembley's outlook was essentially dynamic. He was a student of processes, especially those of growth and reproduction, Hewas the first person to show that certain animals can be artificially multiplied bv division, the first to make permanent grafts of animal tissues, the first to prove by rigorous experiment that asexual reproduction by budding occurs in animals, and the first to witness cell-division; he also discovered that some of the lower animals multiply by dividing: in two. So accurate were his observations that the present-day student of biology can learn much by reading about his discoveries. His scientific method provides an example for all time. Trembley was interested in many subjects besides biology, especially in politics,moral philosophy, and methods of education. His ideas on these subjects ar e discussed at some length in this book. His educational principles were far in advance of his time and indeed are applicable today." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Background. 2. Early Researches. 3. Hydra : History of the Researches. 4. Hydra : Sstructure and Movements : Relation to Envtronment: Feeding and Digestion. 5. Hydra : Reproduuction under Natural Conditions : Regeneration and Grafting. 6. Researches on Other Animals, 1741-1746. 7. A Decade of Travel, 1747-1757. 8. Scientific Activities after 1757. 9. Scientific Method. 10. Education. 11. Politics. 12. Religion and Moral Philosophy. Penned note to one page, personal inkstamp. else very good in unclipped dustjacket (with a couple of short tears)/ 22.00

Title: Abraham Trembley of Geneva, Scientist and Philosopher, 1710-1784. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BAKER, John R. TREMBLEY, Abraham

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Edward Arnold & Co., London, 1952,:

Seller ID: 110442

Keywords: SCIENCE HISTORY SCHISTORY PHILOSOPHY PHILOSOPHER SCIENTIST BIOGRAPHY SWITZERLAND BIOLOGY 18TH CENTURY,