The Resource Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything, Leonard Warren

Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything, Leonard Warren

Label
Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything
Title
Joseph Leidy
Title remainder
the last man who knew everything
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first published biography of the remarkable Joseph Leidy - a leading American scientist of the mid-nineteenth century, the foremost human anatomist of his time, the first truly productive microscopist, the author of numerous ground-breaking scientific papers and books, and a devoted professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College. An unflagging pioneer and an exceptional illustrator, Leidy was the first in America to use the microscope as a tool in forensic medicine. He established the concept of parasitism in America and became the father of American protozoology and parasitology, describing for the first time Trichina in the pig, the source of the human disease trichinosis. As the founder of American vertebrate paleontology, he was the first to describe a dinosaur and many other extinct animals in America. Leonard Warren provides a full account of Leidy's life and accomplishments and sets them in the social and historical context of Philadelphia and the United States in Leidy's day. Warren also explores the reasons for the puzzling disparity between Leidy's fame and recognition during his life and his virtual anonymity a century after his death."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Leonard
Dewey number
  • 570/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.L6
LC item number
W37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leidy, Joseph
  • Naturalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything, Leonard Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-290) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 303 p.
Isbn
9780300073591
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98013015
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM38566507
Label
Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything, Leonard Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-290) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 303 p.
Isbn
9780300073591
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98013015
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM38566507

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