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International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées

The Light of Nature

Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science presented to A.C. Crombie

Editors: North, J.D., Roche, J.J. (Eds.)

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This volume of essays is meant as a tribute to Alistair Crombie by some of those who have studied with him. The occasion of its publication is his seven­ tieth birthday - 4 November 1985. Its contents are a reflection - or so it is hoped - of his own interests, and they indicate at the same time his influence on subjects he has pursued for some forty years. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Alistair Cameron Crombie took a first degree in zoology at the University of Melbourne in 1938, after which he moved to Je­ sus College, Cambridge. There he took a doctorate in the same subject (with a dissertation on population dynamics - foreshadowing a later interest in the history of Darwinism) in 1942. By this time he had taken up a research position with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Cambridge Zoological La­ boratory, a position he left in 1946, when he moved to a lectureship in the his­ tory and philosophy of science at University College, London. H. G. Andrewa­ ka and L. C. Birch, in a survey of the history of insect ecology (R. F. Smith, et al. , History of Entomology, 1973), recognise the importance of the works of Crombie (with which they couple the earlier work of Gause) as the principal sti­ mulus for the great interest taken in interspecific competition in the mid 194Os.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Light of Nature
Book Subtitle
Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science presented to A.C. Crombie
Editors
  • J.D. North
  • J.J. Roche
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
110
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5119-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5119-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-3165-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8763-6
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 471
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