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August Weismann

Development, Heredity, and Evolution

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$56.00 • £44.95 • €50.50

ISBN 9780674736894

Publication Date: 06/09/2015


720 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 color illustrations, 26 halftones


  • Preface
  • I. Explorations into Natural History and Development
    • 1. Growing Up and Early Research
    • 2. The Age of Development
    • 3. Becoming an Embryologist: Insect Development
    • 4. Studies in Descent, Part I: 1863–1876
    • 5. Studies in Descent, Part II: 1873–1876
    • 6. Daphnia Research and the Ecology of Lakes
    • 7. From Germ Layers to the Germ-Plasm: The Study of Hydromedusae, 1877–1883
    • 8. From Egg to Heredity: 1876–1885
    • 9. A Perspective on Heredity
    • 10. Carl Nägeli and Inter- and Intragenerational Continuity
    • 11. The Emergence of Nuclear Cytology
  • II. An Architectonic View of Heredity
    • 12. A New Perspective on Heredity: Continuity and Heredity
    • 13. Transmission of Adaptations and Evolution: 1885–1890
    • 14. Polar Body Research: 1887–1891
    • 15. Protozoa and Amphimixis
    • 16. A Model for Heredity: Das Keimplasma, 1892
    • 17. Controversies and Adjustments: 1893–1896
    • 18. The Germ-Plasm and the Diversity of Living Phenomena: 1890–1900
    • 19. Seasonal Dimorphism in Butterflies and Parthenogenesis of Drones
    • 20. Adapting the Germ-Plasm: 1900–1914
    • 21. A Mechanical Model for Evolution
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Works by August Weismann
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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