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dc.contributor.editorMoeller, Karla T.en_US
dc.creatorMacCord, Kateen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-23T01:12:25Z
dc.date.available2014-01-23T01:12:25Z
dc.date.created2014-01-22en_US
dc.date.issued2014-01-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/7512
dc.description.abstractIn eighteenth century Germany, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach studied how individuals within a species vary, and to explain such variations, he proposed that a force operates on organisms as they develop. Blumenbach used metrical methods to study the history of humans, but he was also a natural historian and theorist. Blumenbach argued for theories of the transformation of species, or the claim that new species can develop from existing forms. His theory of Bildungstrieb (formative drive), a developmental force within all organisms, influenced the conceptual debates among many late nineteenth and early twentieth century embryologists and naturalists.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnthropologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnatomy, Comparativeen_US
dc.subject.lcshBlumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840en_US
dc.subject.lcshVariation (Biology)
dc.subject.lcshembryos
dc.subject.lcshdevelopmental biology
dc.subject.lcshembryology
dc.subject.lcshHuman anatomy
dc.subject.lcshNatural history
dc.subject.lcshEpigenesis
dc.subject.lcshHuman anatomy--Variation
dc.subject.meshAnatomyen_US
dc.titleJohann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840)en_US
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dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagBildungstrieben_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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