By David A. West
“The completely researched, well-illustrated, and definitive account of a big interval, position, and scientist within the background of evolutionary biology.”—Edward O. Wilson, author of The which means of Human Existence
“Absolutely necessary to somebody drawn to the historical past of evolutionary concept, evolutionary technological know-how, or Darwinism. This quantity turns into the traditional biography of Müller and may take its position at the brief shelf of vintage works within the historical past of recent biology.”—Thomas F. Glick, coeditor of The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe
“This quantity is helping us achieve a greater knowing not just of Müller’s many contributions but additionally of the improvement of Darwin’s principles approximately species diversity.”—Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, author of Unifying Biology
“A transparent and distinct photo of a loyal naturalist and bold guy who complete a awesome quantity of labor and whose impression at the improvement of typical technology within the overdue 19th century has lengthy been neglected, till now.”—Julia Rodriguez, author of Civilizing Argentina:Science, medication, and the trendy State
Fritz Müller (1821–1897), notwithstanding no longer besides referred to as his colleague Charles Darwin, belongs within the cohort of serious nineteenth-century naturalists. getting better Müller’s legacy, David A. West describes the shut highbrow kinship among Müller and Darwin and info a full of life correspondence that spanned seventeen years. the 2 scientists, regardless of residing on separate continents, usually mentioned new learn issues and exchanged groundbreaking rules that unequivocally moved the sector of evolutionary biology forward.
Müller was once special between naturalists checking out Darwin’s idea of usual choice simply because he investigated a big range of vegetation and animals, corresponded with trendy scientists, and released very important articles in Germany, England, the us, and Brazil. Darwin usually praised Müller’s powers of commentary and interpretation, counting him between these scientists whose evaluations he valued most.
regardless of the significance and scope of his paintings, notwithstanding, Müller is understood for quite few of his discoveries. West treatments this oversight, chronicling the existence and paintings of this notable and ignored guy of science.