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008    150702s2015    nyuab  e b    001 0 eng   
020    9780198705130|q(hardback) 
020    0198705131|q(hardback) 
035    (OCoLC)ocn920452645 
035    12530812 
040    AU@|beng|cAU@|erda|dOCLCO|dHBI|dBTCTA|dBDX|dYDXCP|dCDX
050 00 QH83|b.G53 2015 
100 1  Gibson, Susannah,|eauthor 
245 10 Animal, vegetable, mineral? :|bhow eighteenth-century 
       science disrupted the natural order /|cSusannah Gibson 
246 30 How eighteenth-century science disrupted the natural order
250    First edition 
264  1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c2015 
300    xv, 215 pages :|billustrations, map ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographic references (pages 201-205) and 
505 0  1.Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? -- 2.Animal: The Problem of 
       the Zoophyte -- 3.Vegetable: The Creation of New Life -- 
       4.Mineral: Living Rocks -- 5.The Fourth Kingdom: 
       Perceptive Plants -- 6.Epilogue 
520    Since the time of Aristotle, there had been a clear divide
       between the three kingdoms of animal, vegetable, and 
       mineral. But by the eighteenth century, biological 
       experiments, and the wide range of new creatures coming to
       Europe from across the world, challenged these neat 
       divisions. Abraham Trembley found that freshwater polyps 
       grew into complete individuals when cut. This shocking 
       discovery raised deep questions: was it a plant or an 
       animal? And this was not the only conundrum. What of 
       coral? Was it a rock or a living form? Did plants have 
       sexes, like animals? The boundaries appeared to blur. And 
       what did all this say about the nature of life itself? 
       Were animals and plants soul-less, mechanical forms, as 
       Descartes suggested? The debates raging across science 
       played into some of the biggest and most controversial 
       issues of Enlightenment Europe. This book explains how a 
       study of pond slime could cause people to question the 
       existence of the soul; observation of eggs could make a 
       man doubt that God had created the world; how the 
       discovery of the Venus fly-trap was linked to the French 
       Revolution and how interpretations of fossils could change
       our understanding of the Earth's history. Using rigorous 
       historical research, and a lively and readable style, this
       book vividly captures the big concerns of eighteenth-
       century science. And the debates concerning the divisions 
       of life did not end there; they continue to have 
       resonances in modern biology 
650  0 Biology|vClassification|xHistory|vPopular works 
650  0 Biology|vNomenclature|vPopular works 
650  0 Botany|xHistory 
650  0 Zoology|xHistory 
650  0 Mineralogy|xHistory 
650  0 Animals|xSocial aspects|xHistory 
650  0 Plants|xSocial aspects|xHistory 
650  0 Minerals|xSocial aspects|xHistory 
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