Dr. Robert Broom, F.R.S. : palaeontologist and physician, 1866-1951 : a biography, appreciation and bibliography by G.H. Findlay

Dr. Robert Broom, F.R.S. : palaeontologist and physician, 1866-1951 : a biography, appreciation and bibliography by G.H. Findlay

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ISBN: 08696101810

South African biographical & historical studies: 1972, A A. Balkema

Hardback, 160 pages

"Robert Broom (1866-1951) was a palaeontologist and physical anthropologist who was thoroughly representative of his epoch: he may well be regarded as the last of the individualists in these sciences. As Professor of Zoology in what is today the University of Stellenbosch (1903-09) he inspired his students by such enthusiasm as he alone possessed to become leaders in South African science. He revolutionised our knowledge in two fields of comparative anatomy; the first, on reptiles; and the second on man's origins". This volume is number 16 in a series of Biographical & Historical Studies published by A. A. Balkema. A fine copy in fine dust jacket.