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Life in Nature
     

Life in Nature

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by James Hinton
 

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Life in Nature, first published in 1862, is a series of papers by the nineteenth-century English surgeon and popular science writer James Hinton. About a third of the material, though revised and reworked for this book, had appeared previously under the title 'Physiological Riddles' in the Cornhill Magazine, in which Hinton explained biological phenomena for

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Life in Nature, first published in 1862, is a series of papers by the nineteenth-century English surgeon and popular science writer James Hinton. About a third of the material, though revised and reworked for this book, had appeared previously under the title 'Physiological Riddles' in the Cornhill Magazine, in which Hinton explained biological phenomena for non-scientific readers. Hinton wrote this thirteen-chapter book to present a concise overview of the human body, informed by the latest scientific insights, that would be more easily intelligible for the general population than the scientific physiological data of his day. His intention was also to demonstrate the similarity between patterns occurring in the organic world and in the rest of nature. This book will be of value to historians of Victorian culture and science as an example of how authors and publishers responded to the growing middle-class interest in scientific discoveries.

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ISBN-13:
9781108000703
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Religion Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.63(d)

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Life in Nature 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She trotted in, gasping at seeing the mangled body of a chicken. She hid, seeing a fox burst in. The fox went bck to eating the chicken, then turned and snapped at her.(dumdeedodoo, they're fighting.....)she tried to scuttle away, but the fox crunched down on her throat.(gettin rid of some horseclan rps, i got too many)