Leeuwenhoek as a founder of animal demography

  title={Leeuwenhoek as a founder of animal demography},
  author={Frank N. Egerton},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • F. Egerton
  • Published 1968
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Summary and conclusionsLeeuwenhoek's observations relating to animal population, though scattered through many letters written during a period of over forty years, when seen in toto, were important contributions to the subject now known as animal demography. He maintained enough contact with other scientists to have received encouragement and some helpful suggestions, but the language barrier and the novelty of doing microscopic work forced him to be resourceful, inventive, and original. His… Expand
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