History of Biology


Read by J. M. Smallheer

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A history of biology from ancient times to Darwin and Pasteur by Louis Compton Miall, Professor of Biology, Fellow of the Royal Society, Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy at the University of Leeds. This book covers all the major advances in botany and zoology through the mid-1800's and concludes with the impact that Darwin's "Origin of Species" and Pasteur's research into microorganisms will have on future generations of biologists. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer)

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” – Louis Pasteur (4 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Introduction 11:07 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period I (1530-1660), part 1 17:29 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period I (1530-1660), part 2 12:05 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period II (1661-1740), part 1 14:15 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period II (1661-1740), part 2 19:34 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period III (1741-1789), part 1 20:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period III (1741-1789), part 2 32:24 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period III (1741-1789), part 3 16:09 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period IV (1790-1858), part 1 18:54 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period IV (1790-1858), part 2 17:32 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period IV (1790-1858), part 3 24:50 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Period V (1859 and later) 31:36 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chronological Table (1200-1850) and The Subdivisions of Biology 13:40 Read by J. M. Smallheer