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Author West, David A., 1933-2015, author
Title Darwin's man in Brazil : the evolving science of Fritz Müller / David A. West ; foreword by Richard M. Burian and Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  QH31.M795 W517 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001306406
Descript xxii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "David West explores Fritz Müller's (1821-1897) legacy as a Darwinist naturalist and seeks to return him to a cohort of some of the greatest nineteenth-century naturalists who conducted research in Brazil. West advances the theory that Müller, a great yet often overlooked nineteenth-century German naturalist, was Darwin's closest intellectual kin"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
The development of Fritz Müller's worldview, 1822-1852 -- Leaving Germany for a new life in Brazil, 1849-1867 -- The countenance of nature transformed, 1861-1869 -- A broadening recognition, 1863-1876 -- Botany and the return to the Itajaí, 1865-1869 -- Darwin's variation, insects, and a traveling naturalist, 1868-1876 -- Evolutionary studies, 1876-1881 -- Lepidopteran scent and mimicry, 1870-1883 -- Plant movement, heredity, and variation, 1881-1887 -- Dismissals, civil war, and last years, 1884-1897
Subject Müller, Fritz, 1822-1897 -- Biography
Naturalists -- Germany -- Biography
Naturalists -- Brazil -- Biography
Natural history -- Brazil
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Alt Author Burian, Richard M., writer of foreword
Smocovitis, Vassiliki Betty, writer of foreword
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