Archetypes and Ancestors: Palaeontology in Victorian London 1850-1875

Archetypes and Ancestors: Palaeontology in Victorian London 1850-1875

by Adrian J. Desmond
     
 

'A sophisticated study of the colonization of scientific territory-specifically of rival attempts to design the dinosaur-and of the constructive (not just obstructive) role of social pressures in the making of 'lasting contributions' to science. Not least it is a joy to read, perkily irreverent at times and full of nice vignettes and memorable turns of phrase.' See more details below

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'A sophisticated study of the colonization of scientific territory-specifically of rival attempts to design the dinosaur-and of the constructive (not just obstructive) role of social pressures in the making of 'lasting contributions' to science. Not least it is a joy to read, perkily irreverent at times and full of nice vignettes and memorable turns of phrase.'

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ISBN-13:
9780226143439
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/01/1986
Edition description:
University of Chicago Press ed
Pages:
288

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