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The Evolution of Man — Volume 1   By: (1834-1919)

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"The Evolution of Man — Volume 1" by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel is a groundbreaking work that delves into the history of mankind's development from a biological perspective. Haeckel's in-depth analysis of evolution and human anatomy is both informative and thought-provoking, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of our species' evolutionary journey.

The book is meticulously researched and well-written, making it accessible to both experts in the field and casual readers interested in learning more about the history of human evolution. Haeckel's thorough examination of the fossil record, comparative anatomy, and embryology offers valuable insights into the origins of mankind and challenges traditional beliefs about our place in the natural world.

Overall, "The Evolution of Man — Volume 1" is a must-read for anyone interested in the science of evolution and human biology. Haeckel's compelling arguments and thorough analysis make this book a valuable resource for understanding the origins of our species and the complex processes that have shaped our development over millions of years.

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THE EVOLUTION OF MAN

A POPULAR SCIENTIFIC STUDY

BY

ERNST HAECKEL

VOLUME 1.

HUMAN EMBRYOLOGY OR ONTOGENY.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FIFTH (ENLARGED) EDITION BY JOSEPH MCCABE.

[ISSUED FOR THE RATIONALIST PRESS ASSOCIATION, LIMITED.]

WATTS & CO., 17, JOHNSONS COURT, FLEET STREET, LONDON, E.C. 1912.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME 1.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

GLOSSARY.

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

TABLE: CLASSIFICATION OF THE ANIMAL WORLD.

CHAPTER 1.1. THE FUNDAMENTAL LAW OF ORGANIC EVOLUTION.

CHAPTER 1.2. THE OLDER EMBRYOLOGY.

CHAPTER 1.3. MODERN EMBRYOLOGY.

CHAPTER 1.4. THE OLDER PHYLOGENY.

CHAPTER 1.5. THE MODERN SCIENCE OF EVOLUTION.

CHAPTER 1.6. THE OVUM AND THE AMOEBA.

CHAPTER 1.7. CONCEPTION.

CHAPTER 1.8. THE GASTRAEA THEORY.

CHAPTER 1.9. THE GASTRULATION OF THE VERTEBRATE.

CHAPTER 1.10. THE COELOM THEORY.

CHAPTER 1.11. THE VERTEBRATE CHARACTER OF MAN.

CHAPTER 1.12. THE EMBRYONIC SHIELD AND GERMINATIVE AREA.

CHAPTER 1.13. DORSAL BODY AND VENTRAL BODY.

CHAPTER 1.14. THE ARTICULATION OF THE BODY.

CHAPTER 1.15. FOETAL MEMBRANES AND CIRCULATION.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PORTRAIT OF ERNST HAECKEL FROM THE PAINTING BY FRANZ VON LEUBACH, 1899 (REPRODUCED BY "JUGEND").

FIGURE 1.1. THE HUMAN OVUM.

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