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Owen, Richard 1804-1892

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Works: 817 works in 1,556 publications in 3 languages and 10,914 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Classification  Terminology  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Correspondent
Classifications: Q111, 617.612
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Palaeontology or A systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations by Richard Owen ( Book )
36 editions published between 1846 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the anatomy of vertebrates by Richard Owen ( Book )
14 editions published between 1866 and 1868 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the nature of limbs a discourse by Richard Owen ( )
10 editions published between 1849 and 2007 in English and held by 304 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
A history of British fossil mammals, and birds by Richard Owen ( Book )
20 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May and June 1837 by Richard Owen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays and observations on natural history, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and geology by John Hunter ( Book )
16 editions published between 1861 and 1969 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa by Paul Belloni Du Chaillu ( Book )
12 editions published between 1867 and 1874 in English and French and held by 234 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 Captian Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54 by Edward Belcher ( Book )
12 editions published between 1855 and 1977 in English and held by 208 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
Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals, delivered at the Royal college of surgeons, in 1843 by Richard Owen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1843 and 1971 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth by Richard Owen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1854 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals by Richard Owen ( Book )
19 editions published between 1843 and 1855 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of British fossil reptiles by Richard Owen ( Book )
18 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 )
9 editions published between 1848 and 1971 in English and held by 135 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 ( )
3 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, during the years 1832-1836 by Charles Darwin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, Savage) by Richard Owen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1865 and 1971 in English and held by 117 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 )
8 editions published between 1837 and 1841 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Owen, Rich. 1804-1892
Owen, Richard, Sir
Owen, Richard, Sir, 1804-1892
Languages
English (314)
German (2)
French (1)
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