Publisher: Harvard University Press (August 11, 1995)
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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was once a organic Janus, right away a hugely powerfuble taxonomist in a standard mildew and a daring, nearly visionary, thinker of nature who aspired to contrive an all-embracing "physics of the earth" via sheer strength of mind. Lamarck is mostly remembered just for his principles concerning the inheritance of received characters, rules he didn't originate or take detailed credits for, principles that have been just one a part of his large idea of evolution. during this, the 1st sleek book-length research of Lamarck, Richard Burkhardt examines the starting place and improvement of Lamarck's thought of natural evolution, the main idea ahead of Darwin.