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Evenings at the Microscope: Or, Researches Among the Minuter Organs and Forms of Animal Life Philip Henry Gosse

Evenings at the Microscope: Or, Researches Among the Minuter Organs and Forms of Animal Life

Philip Henry Gosse

Published October 27th 2014
ISBN : 9781108081269
Paperback
524 pages
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English zoologist Philip Henry Gosse (1810 88) spent several years studying the biodiversity of habitats in North America and the Caribbean. His Naturalists Sojourn in Jamaica (1851) is reissued in this series. When he settled on the DevonshireMoreEnglish zoologist Philip Henry Gosse (1810 88) spent several years studying the biodiversity of habitats in North America and the Caribbean. His Naturalists Sojourn in Jamaica (1851) is reissued in this series. When he settled on the Devonshire coast, the area proved equally rich for research. In this 1859 publication, the deeply religious Gosse considers the Divine mechanics of animal body parts and microorganisms seen through the lens of a microscope. He leads the reader through a selection of specimens ranging from a hogs bristle to the shoe-like protist Paramecium. Gosses writing style, enlivened with anecdotes and literary references, earned him considerable appreciation among Victorian audiences. His entertaining text is complemented by more than 100 illustrations which showcase his draughtsmanship. While the work shares its year of publication with Darwins groundbreaking Origin of Species, Gosses religious views firmly shaped his interpretation of the specimens on show.