Gametes & Spores : Ideas about Sexual Reproduction 1750-1914. First Editionin dustjacket

By: FARLEY, John

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FARLEY, John. Gametes & Spores : Ideas about Sexual Reproduction 1750-1914.Baltimore and London : Johns Hopkins University Press, (1992). First Editi on. Pp (6),vii-x,(2),1-299,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "John Farley examines early scientific attempts to understand some of the most fundamental biological aspects of sexual reproduction: the nature of the substancnces liberated by the sex organs; the function of eggs, spermatozoa, and spores; the relationship of sexual to asexual reproduction; the roles of male and female in the reproductive process, and the importance of sexual reproduction in the evolution of species. He givesparticular attention to the period between 1750 and 1914, during which bot h the world of biology and its perspective on the study of reproduction were rocked by two major developments: the discovery of asexual reproduction in lower plants and animais and the theory of evolution. Gametes & Spores delves deeply into the biological problems of reproduction and explores some ol their social ramifications. Thus it is relevant to the study of social and intellectual history as well as to the history of science." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. The Universality of Sex. 2. The Great Debate, 1821-1856. 3. The Decline of Sex. 4. The Sexless Age. 5. Asexual Progression. 6. The Reemergence of Sex. 7. Sex, the Sine Qua Non of Evolution. 8. Cytologists Have All the Answers. 9. Against Cytology. 10. The End of an Era. Postscript. The late John Farley "received his early education in Englandand emigrated to Canada in 1959. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1964, he was appointed to the Biology Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, No va Scotia, teaching in the marine biology program. In the late 1960s he moved into the history of science and after a sabbatical year at Harvard, began teaching the subject." Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

Title: Gametes & Spores : Ideas about Sexual Reproduction 1750-1914. First Editionin dustjacket

Author Name: FARLEY, John

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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1992, ISBN:0801827388:

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