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The Resource Sparks of life : Darwinism and the Victorian debates over spontaneous generation, James E. Strick

Sparks of life : Darwinism and the Victorian debates over spontaneous generation, James E. Strick

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Sparks of life : Darwinism and the Victorian debates over spontaneous generation
Title
Sparks of life
Title remainder
Darwinism and the Victorian debates over spontaneous generation
Statement of responsibility
James E. Strick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How, asks James Strick, could spontaneous generation - the idea that living things can suddenly arise from nonliving materials - come to take root for a time (even a brief one) in so thoroughly unsuitable a field as British natural theology? No less an authority than Aristotle claimed that cases of spontaneous generation were to be observed in nature, and the idea held sway for centuries. Beginning around the time of the Scientific Revolution, however, the doctrine was increasingly challenged; attempts to prove or disprove it led to important breakthroughs in experimental design and laboratory techniques, most notably sterilization methods, that became the cornerstones of modern microbiology and sped the ascendancy of the germ theory of disease."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strick, James Edgar
Dewey number
576.8/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.S85 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spontaneous generation
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biological Evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Spontaneous generation
  • Great Britain
  • Spontane generatie
  • Darwinisme
  • Biogenese
  • Urzeugung
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Darwinismus
  • Großbritannien
  • Generación espontánea
  • Evolución (Biología)
Label
Sparks of life : Darwinism and the Victorian debates over spontaneous generation, James E. Strick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spontaneous generation and early Victorian science -- "Molecular" theories and the conversion of Owen and Bennett -- Bastian as rising star -- Initial confrontation with the X club: 1870-1873 -- Colloids, pleomorphic theories, and cell theories: a state of flux -- Germ theories and the British medical community -- Purity and contamination: Tyndall's campaign as the final blow
Control code
ocm43953976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780674002920
Lccn
00031915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43953976
  • (OCoLC)43953976
Label
Sparks of life : Darwinism and the Victorian debates over spontaneous generation, James E. Strick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spontaneous generation and early Victorian science -- "Molecular" theories and the conversion of Owen and Bennett -- Bastian as rising star -- Initial confrontation with the X club: 1870-1873 -- Colloids, pleomorphic theories, and cell theories: a state of flux -- Germ theories and the British medical community -- Purity and contamination: Tyndall's campaign as the final blow
Control code
ocm43953976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780674002920
Lccn
00031915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43953976
  • (OCoLC)43953976

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