Another Daubenton, Another Histoire naturelle

Loveland, Jeff
September 2006
Journal of the History of Biology;Sep2006, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p457
Academic Journal
The article examines the development of the reputation of Louis Jean Marie Daubenton as naturalist. Daubenton's contribution to the book "Histoire naturelle" depicts his intention to establish facts before probing the mysteries of natural history. He had used his findings to show the anatomical foundations of locomotion and analyzes the limits of natural continuity. The recognition of the synthetic side of his research clarifies his relations with the next generation of naturalist-anatomists.


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