The Spirit of System
Lamarck and Evolutionary Biology
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was at once a highly competent taxonomist in a traditional mold and a bold, almost visionary, philosopher of nature who aspired to contrive an all-embracing "physics of the earth" by sheer force of intellect. In this first modern book-length study of Lamarck, Richard Burkhardt examines the origin and development of his theory of organic evolution, the major theory prior to Darwin.