Louis Agassiz


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Noun1.Louis Agassiz - United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fishLouis Agassiz - United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
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Unlike his biologist friend Louis Agassiz, he found its argument convincing.
In 1927, Philip Drinker and Louis Agassiz Shaw at Harvard University devised a version of a tank respirator that could maintain artificial respiration until a person could breathe independently, which is usually after a week or two.
Caption: ROSAMOND PURCELL Jar of piranha from Brazil, prepared by William James for louis Agassiz Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology From Finders, Keepers, 1993
A la izquierda de esa imagen se situaba, sentado, Louis Agassiz, un heterodoxo cientifico de origen suizo que acababa de llegar al pais despues de una larga estancia academica en Inglaterra.
The biographical poems include: Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, Cesar Chavez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Felix Varela, George Melendez, Jose Marti, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpre, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, and Tomas Rivera.
Also included is Harvard's Louis Agassiz, perhaps America's foremost scientist at the time, and the one voice who did not accept Darwin's theories.
Other such collaborations were formed by Thomas Edison, by Louis Agassiz with his comrades who mapped and studied glaciers, and by George Gershwin.
For Gesa Mackenthun, who focuses on Lloyd Stephens's exploits in her "Imperial Archeology: The American Isthmus as Contested Scientific Contact Zone," and Nina Gerassi-Navarro, who contrasts the writings of Louis Agassiz with the journals of Elizabeth Cary Agassiz and William James in "The Art of Observation: Race and Landscape in A Journey to Brazil," setting refers to a scientific topography.
1805-1879) and Burkhardt worked for Louis Agassiz in Neuchatel and both moved to the United States some time after Agassiz became established there, maintaining their associations with him for many years (Irmscher 2013: 98, 154, 155).
Nineteenth century comparative zoologist Louis Agassiz has recently received this kind of treatment by Christoph Irmscher, a professor of literature at Indiana University.
The history of science is filled with examples of individuals with new ideas being met by the current scientific establishment not with enthusiasm, but rather with disregard and some times, even ridicule like Louis Agassiz with glaciation and Alfred Wegener with continental drift.
The chapters in the middle of the book that focus on scientists like Louis Agassiz, Grove Karl Gilbert, and Andrew Ellicott Douglass provide the meat of the "whole story.