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Owen, Richard 1804-1892

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Works: 1,034 works in 1,978 publications in 4 languages and 14,462 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Terminology  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: Q111, 591.4
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Palaeontology or A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations by Richard Owen( Book )

39 editions published between 1846 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals, delivered at the Royal college of surgeons, in 1843 by Richard Owen( Book )

27 editions published between 1843 and 1971 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the anatomy of vertebrates by Richard Owen( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of British fossil mammals, and birds by Richard Owen( Book )

18 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837 by Richard Owen( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa by Paul B Du Chaillu( Book )

12 editions published between 1867 and 1874 in English and French and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the classification and geographical distribution of the Mammalia, being a lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge ... May 10, 1859. To which is added an appendix "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species." by Richard Owen( Book )

31 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English anatomist and biologist Richard Owen (1804-92), who in 1842 coined the word 'dinosaur', published this book in 1859, the year of On the Origin of Species. He reviews ancient and recent studies of mammals in Western science before going on to present his own updated categorisation of the class. Owen's eye for detail and range of scholarship are evident in this work, which is an extensive catalogue of mammals based on biological, geographical and anatomical characteristics. It incorporates, among other things, detailed classifications and sub-classifications of genus based on dental structures, food habits and cerebra. Owen's prose is lucid and precise and his investigations scrupulous, demonstrating the commitment that led him to become one of the foremost anatomists of his time. An appendix reveals Owen's views on the hotly debated theories of transmutation and extinction proposed by scientists such as Lamarck, Lyell and Darwin
On the archetype and homologies of the vertebrate skeleton by Richard Owen( Book )

15 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth by Richard Owen( Book )

20 editions published between 1854 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of British fossil reptiles by Richard Owen( Book )

13 editions published between 1849 and 1900 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the nature of limbs : a discourse by Richard Owen( Book )

9 editions published between 1849 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most prominent naturalist in Britain before Charles Darwin, Richard Owen made empirical discoveries and offered theoretical innovations that were crucial to the proof of evolution. Among his many lasting contributions to science was the first clear definition of the term homology--"the same organ in different animals under every variety of form and function." He also graphically demonstrated that all vertebrate species were built on the same skeletal plan and devised the vertebrate archetype as a representation of the simplest common form of all vertebrates. Just as Darwin's ideas continue
Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, Savage) by Richard Owen( Book )

9 editions published between 1865 and 1971 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on certain parts of the animal oeconomy : inclusive of several papers from the Philosophical transactions, etc. by John Hunter( Book )

10 editions published between 1837 and 1841 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The industrial colleges. The nature of the education to be given in them; their several kinds and courses of instruction considered by Lewis Bollman( Book )

3 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837
Alternative Names
Owen, Rich 1804-1892

Owen, Richard 1804-1892 Sir

Owen, Richard Sir

Owen, Richard, Sir, 1804-1892

Ricardus Owen

Richard Owen Biolegydd Cymreig

Richard Owen biolog angielski, anatom i paleontolog

Richard Owen biologo e paleontologo britannico

Richard Owen britischer Anatom, Biologie und Paläontologe

Richard Owen Brits conservator (1804-1892)

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Оуэн, Ричард

Ричард Овен

Ричард Оуен

Рычард Оўэн

Річард Овен

Річард Оуен британський зоолог та палеонтолог

ריצ'רד אוון

ريتشارد أوين

ریچارد اوون

रिचर्ड ओवेन

রিচার্ড ওয়েন

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ริชาร์ด โอเวน

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リチャード・オーウェン

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English (269)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

French (1)

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The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837On the classification and geographical distribution of the Mammalia, being a lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge ... May 10, 1859. To which is added an appendix "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species."On the nature of limbs : a discourseRichard Owen : Victorian naturalistOwen's ape & Darwin's bulldog : beyond Darwinism and creationismRichard Owen : biology without DarwinMoa : the dramatic story of the discovery of a giant bird