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Author West, David A., 1933-2015,
Title Darwin's man in Brazil : the evolving science of Fritz Müller / David A. West ; foreword by Richard M. Burian and Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]

Author West, David A., 1933-2015,
Subject Müller, Fritz, 1822-1897.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Naturalists -- Germany -- Biography.
Naturalists -- Brazil -- Biography.
Natural history -- Brazil.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Electronic books.
Alt Name Burian, Richard M.,
Smocovitis, Vassiliki Betty,
Description 1 online resource
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Summary "David West explores Fritz Müller's (1821-1897) legacy as a Darwinist naturalist and seeks to return him to a cohort of some of the greatest nineteenth-century naturalists who conducted research in Brazil. West advances the theory that Müller, a great yet often overlooked nineteenth-century German naturalist, was Darwin's closest intellectual kin"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The development of Fritz Müller's worldview, 1822-1852 -- Leaving Germany for a new life in Brazil, 1849-1867 -- The countenance of nature transformed, 1861-1869 -- A broadening recognition, 1863-1876 -- Botany and the return to the Itajaí, 1865-1869 -- Darwin's variation, insects, and a traveling naturalist, 1868-1876 -- Evolutionary studies, 1876-1881 -- Lepidopteran scent and mimicry, 1870-1883 -- Plant movement, heredity, and variation, 1881-1887 -- Dismissals, civil war, and last years, 1884-1897.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813055800 (electronic bk.)
0813055806 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 950460081
Additional Format Print version: West, David A., 1933-2015. Darwin's man in Brazil. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016] 9780813062600 (DLC) 2016004132 (OCoLC)922156098