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Owen, Richard 1804-1892

Overview
Works: 992 works in 1,975 publications in 3 languages and 14,418 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Terminology  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: Q111,
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Most widely held works by Richard Owen
On the anatomy of vertebrates by Richard Owen( Book )

26 editions published between 1866 and 1984 in English and held by 376 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 )

28 editions published between 1843 and 1971 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palaeontology; or, A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations by Richard Owen( Book )

23 editions published between 1858 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and held by 287 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 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and observations on natural history, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and geology by John Hunter( Book )

14 editions published between 1861 and 1988 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1867 and 1871 in English and French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odontography; or, A treatise on the comparative anatomy of the teeth; their physiological relations, mode of development, and microscopic structure, in the vertebrate animals by Richard Owen( Book )

20 editions published in 1840 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Owen's first large-scale original work covered the whole range of the toothed vertebrates living and fossil, and discussed in detail the microscopic structure of the teeth and the physiology of dentition. Includes 168 plates"--Morton's medical bibliography, no.3681.1, 5th ed
Palaeontology or A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations by Richard Owen( Book )

20 editions published between 1846 and 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, during the years 1832-1836 by Charles Darwin( Book )

32 editions published between 1832 and 1994 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited and overseen by Charles Darwin, this five-part book contains expert descriptions of the collections Darwin made during his famous voyage on board the Beagle. The work includes numerous wildlife illustrations. This volume covers reptiles collected during the 1832-1836 voyage
A history of British fossil reptiles by Richard Owen( Book )

21 editions published between 1849 and 1900 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the archetype and homologies of the vertebrate skeleton by Richard Owen( Book )

13 editions published between 1848 and 1999 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1849 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 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
The last of the Arctic voyages : being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance under the command of Captian Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54 by Edward Belcher( Book )

4 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the experienced Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was put in command of an expedition in 1845 to search for the elusive North-West Passage he had the backing of the Admiralty and was equipped with two specially-adapted ships and a three-year supply of provisions. Franklin was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. When the expedition failed to return in 1848, enormous resources were mobilised to try to discover its fate. In 1852 H.M.S. 'Assistance' was sent to lead another search mission. It was captained by Edward Belcher (1799-1877), who eventually took the decision to abandon four ships in the pack-ice. He recounts his unsuccessful adventure, defending his actions against critics
On the classification and geographical distribution of the mammalia being the lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge, in the Senate-House, May 10, 1859 : to which is added an appendix, "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species" by Richard Owen( Book )

21 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 112 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
Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, Savage) by Richard Owen( Book )

9 editions published between 1865 and 1971 in English and held by 110 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 )

7 editions published between 1837 and 1841 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher ... in search of Sir John Franklin, during the years 1852-53-54 by Edward Belcher( Book )

5 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the experienced Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was put in command of an expedition in 1845 to search for the elusive North-West Passage he had the backing of the Admiralty and was equipped with two specially-adapted ships and a three-year supply of provisions. Franklin was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. When the expedition failed to return in 1848, enormous resources were mobilised to try to discover its fate. In 1852 H.M.S. 'Assistance' was sent to lead another search mission. It was captained by Edward Belcher (1799-1877), who eventually took the decision to abandon four ships in the pack-ice. He recounts his unsuccessful adventure, defending his actions against critics
Report on the extinct mammals of Australia, and on the geographical distribution of pliocene and post-pliocene mammals in general by Richard Owen( Book )

4 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Owen, Richard 1804-1892 Sir

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Ricardus Owen

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Richard Owen biolog angielski, anatom i paleontolog

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Richard Owen Brits conservator (1804-1892)

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A history of British fossil mammals, and birdsThe Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837Palaeontology or A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relationsThe Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, during the years 1832-1836On the nature of limbs : a discourseOn the classification and geographical distribution of the mammalia being the lecture on Sir Robert Reade's foundation, delivered before the University of Cambridge, in the Senate-House, May 10, 1859 : to which is added an appendix, "On the gorilla," and "On the extinction and transmutation of species"Richard Owen : Victorian naturalist