The Animal Kingdom: Arranged in Conformity with its Organization (Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology) (Volume 11)

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Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), made a peer of France in 1819 in recognition of his work, was perhaps the most important European scientist of his day. His most famous work, Le Règne Animal, was published in French in 1817; Edward Griffith (1790-1858), a solicitor and amateur naturalist, embarked on in 1824, with a team of colleagues, an English version which resulted in this illustrated sixteen-volume edition with additional material, published between 1827 and 1835. Cuvier was the first biologist to compare the anatomy of fossil animals with living species, and he named the now familiar 'mastodon' and 'megatherium'. However, his studies convinced him that the evolutionary theories of Lamarck and St Hilaire were wrong, and his influence on the scientific world was such that the possibility of evolution was widely discounted by many scholars both before and after Darwin. Volume 11 discusses the fossil remains of the animal kingdom.

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The most influential work of French biologist and comparative anatomist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), Le Règne Animal, was published in French in 1817, and this sixteen-volume illustrated English version appeared between 1827 and 1835.

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Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), est un anatomiste francais, promoteur de l'anatomie comparee et de la paleontologie au XIXe siecle.Issu dune famille protestante de Montbeliard province appartenant au Wurttemberg, il etudie a l'Academie Caroline de Stuttgart, ou il acquit la connaissance de la langue et de la litterature allemandes, il devient precepteur en Normandie. Tout en remplissant les devoirs de sa profession, il se consacre aussi a l'etude de l'histoire naturelle. Ses talents ayant ete apprecies par Tessier, savant agronome. Appele a Paris en 179, il se fait rapidement remarquer, a la fois par ses cours et par ses ecrits. Aussi, il est nomme successivement professeur d'histoire naturelle aux ecoles centrales, suppleant de la chaire d'anatomie comparee au Museum, professeur au College de France, membre de l'Institut (1796), puis secretaire perpetuel de la section des sciences (1803). Il est en outre admis peu apres a l'Academie francaise. Plus tard, il gravit les echelons academiques et devient inspecteur des etudes, conseiller et chancelier de l'Universite (1808), tout en accomplissant plusieurs fois les fonctions de grand maitre. Force est d admettre qu il profite de cette position pour favoriser l'enseignement de l'histoire et des sciences. Nomme en 1814 conseiller d'Etat, puis president du comite de l'interieur, il se distingue dans cette nouvelle carriere mais se montre trop complaisant pour le pouvoir en place.Comme naturaliste, Cuvier, surnomme l'Aristote du XIXe siecle, a contribue a son developpement. En effet, il a donne a la zoologie une classification naturelle et a permis a l'anatomie comparee de faire un pas immense en reconnaissant qu'il existe entre tous les organes d'un meme animal une subordination telle que de la connaissance d'un seul organe on peut deduire celle de tous les autres: c'est ce qu'il appelait la loi de la correlation des formes. Enfin il a donne a la geologie de nouvelles bases d observations, en fournissant les moyens de determiner l'anciennete des couches terrestres par la nature des debris qu'elles renferment.

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