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On the alternation of generations; or, the propagation and development of animals through alternate generations: a peculiar form of fostering the young in the lower classes of animals. Translated from the German version of C. H. Lorenzen, by George Busk.

STEENSTRUP, Johannes Japetus Smith (1813-1897).

Published by The Ray Society, 1845., London:, 1845
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230 x 148 mm. 8vo. vii, 132, 24 [Report of the Second Annual Meeting of the Ray Society] pp. 3 folding lithographic plates after drawing by Steenstrup; plates foxed. Original blind- and gilt-stamped blue-green cloth; spine replaced with dark green kozo. PROVENANCE: Francis M. Jennings. Very good. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. "Steenstrup is responsible for the theory of the 'alternation of generations.' He showed that certain animals produce offspring which never resemble them but which, on the other hand, bring forth progeny which return in form and nature to their grandparents or more distant ancestor." Garrison and Morton 217. See also Nordenskiold, History of Biology, pp. 418-419. Bookseller Inventory # S0635

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Title: On the alternation of generations; or, the ...

Publisher: The Ray Society, 1845., London:

Publication Date: 1845

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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