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  1. Essay on the Theory of the Earth, 1813

    By Georges Cuvier

    Based at the Parisian Museum of Natural History, Cuvier was able to compare the fossil bones he dug from the quarries of Montmartre with those of animals alive today. Guided by the principle of correlation, that all the parts of an animal must cohere, and by analogy, with living species, Cuvier...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Omphalos, 1857

    By Philip Gosse

    Gosse argued that fossils are not really the remains of creatures which existed. God had created the world in six days, but had made it look like it was already ancient, complete with the remains of non-existent pre-historic life. Gosse's work was popular with neither Christians nor evolutionists....

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  3. On the Origin of Species, 1859

    By Charles Darwin

    On the Origin of Species caused an uproar when it was first published in 1859. Darwin's theory was that species had evolved from simpler organisms by natural selection acting upon the variability of populations. This view was directly opposed to the doctrine of special creation by God and angered...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume II, 1836

    By William Buckland

    Moving away from his earlier belief in a short, catastrophic history of the Earth, this volume shows how Buckland envisages instead progressive change as the Earth gradually cooled as it was prepared for human occupation. Extinct creatures did not die out because they were poorly designed; God...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Childbirth in the Global Village

    Implications for Midwifery Education and Practice

    By Dawn Hillier

    Is the experience of childbirth becoming 'globalised'?Is the encroachment of the western medical model dehumanising a profoundly human experience?If so, what can midwives and midwife educators do about it?These are the questions at the heart of Childbirth in the Global Village which highlights the...

    Published June 18th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems

    Edited by James M. Wilce Jr.

    Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems introduces a provocative new hypothesis in medico-social theory - the theory that immunity and disease are in part socially constituted. It argues that immune systems function not just as biological entities but also as symbolic concepts charged with...

    Published April 2nd 2003 by Routledge

  7. Medical Pluralism in the Andes

    Edited by Christine Greenway, Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Thomas Leatherman

    Medical Pluralism in the Andes is the first major collection of anthropological approaches to health in the Andes for over twenty years. Written in tribute to Libbet Crandon Malamuds pioneering work on Andean medicine, this readable, extensively illustrated and instructive book reflects the...

    Published November 6th 2002 by Routledge

  8. New Horizons in Medical Anthropology

    Essays in Honour of Charles Leslie

    Edited by Margaret Lock, Mark Nichter

    New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two...

    Published April 17th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Anthropology and International Health

    Edited by Mark and Mimi Nichter

    Recognizing the significance of cultural aspects in the practice of medicine, this book places a strong emphasis on the social structure, customs, and history of the indigenous population and its ramifications on health care providers. The book also considers the econo-cultural influences on the...

    Published August 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  10. Technologies of Procreation

    Kinship in the Age of Assisted Conception, 2nd Edition

    By Jeanette Edwards, Sarah Franklin, Eric Hirsch, Frances Price, Marilyn Strathern

    Technologies of Procreation bridges the gap between medical technology and cultural values. It looks at the ways in which the 'technologies of procreation' affect society from an anthropological perspective....

    Published January 13th 1999 by Routledge