Nature as the Laboratory: Darwinian Plant Ecology in the German Empire, 1880 1900 Eugene Cittadino

ISBN: 9780521524865

Published: August 15th 2002

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212 pages


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Nature as the Laboratory: Darwinian Plant Ecology in the German Empire, 1880 1900  by  Eugene Cittadino

Nature as the Laboratory: Darwinian Plant Ecology in the German Empire, 1880 1900 by Eugene Cittadino
August 15th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 212 pages | ISBN: 9780521524865 | 6.43 Mb

The science of botany underwent a dramatic change in the late nineteenth century. A reform movement originating in Germany took the traditionally destructive approach to the study of plant structure and physiology and transformed it into a study ofMoreThe science of botany underwent a dramatic change in the late nineteenth century. A reform movement originating in Germany took the traditionally destructive approach to the study of plant structure and physiology and transformed it into a study of plant adaptation. The young scientists who initiated this approach were influenced by factors both scientific and political.

Darwins natural selection theory and the German Reichs interest in colonial expansion provided the background for a new botanical methodology, which treated Nature as the Laboratory. The work of these botanists, including Gottlieb Haberlandt, Georg Volkens, A.

F. W. Schimper, and Ernst Stahl, influenced the subsequent development of botanical science in the twentieth century and contributed significantly to the emergence of the new science of ecology. In this 1990 book, Eugene Cittadino describes in detail their early careers, their zeal for Darwinian selection theory, and their sometimes hazardous expeditions into exotic environments from Africa to the East Indies.



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