The book is divided into two sections the first are considered the sources of the ideas except those of organic evolution that dominate biology and the steps by which they have been molded into a unified science. The trine of Organic Evolution on account of its importance is reserved for special consideration in the second section.More info →
COMPARATIVE ANATOMY is the science of the structure of animals, considered in their relation to one another;
COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY deals with the Functios of the parts of which these animals are made up and by examining different forms that present various kinds of activities it throws light on the essential properties of living matter.
THIS BOOK has been prepared for the students of Chautauqua Literary and Fundemental Biologic Scientific Circle. It is also adapted to use in all Schools.More info →
If properly outlined and presented, there is probably no subject in the school curriculum that can be made of more service to a growing youth than can biology.
Biological problems confront him at every turn, and if he is a normal being, he will have asked himself question after question which an elementary knowledge of biology ought to help him to answer. Some of these questions may be the following:
The powers of living matter are still more characteristic. It is continually wasting away by a kind of internal combustion, but continually repairs the waste by the processes of growth.
Moreover, this growth is of a characteristic kind, differing absolutely from the so-called growth of lifeless things. Crystals and other lifeless bodies grow, if at all, by accretion, or the addition of new particles to the outside. Living matter grows from within by intus-susception, or taking in new particles, and fitting them into the interstices between those already present, throughout the whole mass. And, lastly, living matter not only thus repairs its own waste, but also gives rise by reproduction to new masses of living matter which become detached from the parent mass and enter forthwith upon an independent existence.More info →
Classic 1918 Publication Revised Edition, “1247 Coloured Engrawings” As Well As a “Subject Index” With 13,000 Entries Ranging from the “Abdomentum” to the “Zygomaticus”
By Henry GRAY
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS &
LECTURER ON ANATOMY AT ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL, LONDON
REVISED & RE-EDITED –RE-ILLUSTRATED “1918” TWENTIETH EDITIONMore info →
This beautifully produced slipcased volume contains the historic text of the second edition and all of Henry Vandyke Carter's masterly drawings.
It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or in the amazingly complex machine that is the human body.
Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation. Also added a Glossary on the Evolution The glossary is arranged alphabetically. Although you may find many of the terms familiar, the definitions and explanations frequently etymology..More info →
IT is not necessary to lay emphasis on the importance of a knowledge of the skeleton as an integral part of the study of human anatomy, and, in the literature bearing upon the subject, we find masterly accounts of the constituent bones which rank as classics in the education of the student.More info →