"One of the greatest achievements
of our time in the history of science."
— PROFESSOR MAX H. FISCH, University of Illinois
Professor of Histology and Embryology,
Cornell University
HIS monumental study, the product of twenty years of research, focuses on the life and work of Marcello Malpighi,
the seventeenth-century Italian scientist whose extraordinary achievements make him one of the cardinal figures in the
history of biology. The core of the book is the first English translation of Malpighi's two revolutionary dissertations on the development of the chick. Supplementing the translation are
twenty-eight excursuses which trace major developments in
embryological research up to the time modern concepts began to
emerge. The excursuses include long excerpts —in the original language and in English translation — from the classic works of such
figures as Pierre Gassendi, Albrecht von Haller, Casper Friedrich
Wolff, and Carl Ernst von Baer. The book also contains the first
full-scale biography of Malpighi in English and the first in any
language since 1847.
As a chief resource in the study of the history of science, and as
a Work of exceptional value to biologists, Marcello Malpighi and
the Evolution of Embryology will serve as an essential reference
in libraries around the world. It will, moreover, be a treasured
addition to the finest personal collections.
2,475 pages
five volumes, boxed
9V2" x 13" page size
printed on the finest paper
more than one and a half
million words
• 11 color plates of Malpighi's
scientific illustrations
• 4 full-page portraits
of Malpighi
• fold-out map of
seventeenth-century Bologna
• facsimile of autographed
manuscript page
• 137-page analytical index
• 81-page bibliography of
literature cited (more than
2,000 titles)
• 4 appendixes
$200.00 the set
Cornell University Press ITHACA,NEWYORK
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