Animal and Vegetable Physiology 2 Volume Paperback Set: Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (Cambridge Library Collection - Science and Reli

Animal and Vegetable Physiology 2 Volume Paperback Set: Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (Cambridge Library Collection - Science and Reli

By: Peter Mark Roget (author)Other Formats

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Under the terms of the will of the Oxford scholar Francis Henry, Earl of Bridgewater (1756-1829), Fellow of the Royal Society, absentee rector and keen manuscript-collector, a series of books was commissioned, designed to contribute to an understanding of the world as created by God. In 1834 Peter Roget, who was at the time compiling his celebrated Thesaurus, contributed a two-volume treatise to that controversial series, which formed part of the complex intellectual background to Darwin's work on evolution. Roget described, in a manner designed to appeal to a wide audience, the variety and complexity of the plant and animal kingdoms, focussing on mechanics in the first volume and physiology in the second. The interconnected functions of individual plants and animals are seen as proving God's design. The arguments found here resonate with debates that continue today, as well as providing source material for historians of science.

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Contents

Volume I: Introduction; Part I. The Mechanical Functions: 1. Organic mechanism; 2. The mechanical functions in zoophytes; 3. Mollusca; 4. Articulata; 5. Insects; 6. Vertebrata; 7. Fishes; 8. Reptilia; 9. Mammalia; 10. Vertebrata capable of flying; Volume II: Part II. The Vital Functions: 1. Objects of nutrition; 2. Nutrition in vegetables; 3. Animal nutrition in general; 4. Nutrition in the lower orders of animals; 5. Nutrition in the higher orders of animals; 6. Preparation of food; 7. Digestion; 8. Chylification; 9. Lacteal absorption; 10. Circulation; 11. Respiration; 12. Secretion; 13. Absorption; 14. Nervous power; Part III. The sensorial functions: 1. Sensation; 2. Touch; 3. Taste; 4. Smell; 5. Hearing; 6. Vision; 7. Perception; 8. Comparative physiology of the nervous system; Part IV. The Reproductive Functions: 1. Reproduction; 2. Organic development; 3. Decline of the system; 4. Unity of design; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781108000086
  • Format: Other Formats, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 673
  • ID: 9781108000086
  • weight: 2000
  • ISBN10: 1108000088

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