Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe


1807–1873 Swiss ‐born American zoologist, palaeontologist and geologist who introduced scientific zoology to the United States.

Keywords: fossils; cuvier; zoology; harvard

Further Reading

Agassiz L (1833–1845) Recherches sur les poissons fossiles. Neuchâtel, France: H Nicolet.

Agassiz L (1840) Études sur les Glaciers. Neuchâtel, France: Jent & Gassmann.

Agassiz L (1857–1862) Contributions to the Natural History of the United States. Boston, MA: Little, Brown.

Agassiz EC (ed.) (1885) Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Bolles EB (1999) The Ice Finder: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age. Washington DC: Counterpoint.

Cooper LA (1945) Louis Agassiz as a Teacher. London: Constable.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Lurie E (1960) Louis Agassiz: A Life in Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Teller JD (1947) Louis Agassiz, Scientist and Teacher. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.

Winsor MP (1991) Reading the Shape of Nature: Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Lagueux, Olivier(Apr 2001) Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002346]