Namede Beer; Sir; Gavin Rylands (1899-1972); knight, embryologist
Surnamede Beer
ForenamesGavin Rylands
Epithetknight, embryologist
PublishedWorksGrowth, 1924; Introduction to the Study of Genetics, 1924; Comparative Anatomy, Histology and Development of the Pituitary Body, 1926; Introduction to Experimental Embryology, 1926 (Greek edn 1942); Vertebrate Zoology, 1928; Embryology and Evolution, 1930 (French edn 1933); Early Travellers in the Alps, 1930, new edn 1966; Alps and Men, 1932; The Elements of Experimental Embryology (with J. S. Huxley), 1933; A German Reader for Biology Students (with H. G. Fiedler), 1934; Le Voyage en Suisse de Mme Roland, 1937; Development of the Vertebrate Skull, 1937; On Shelley (with E. Blunden and S. Norman), 1938; Embryos and Ancestors, 1940 (3rd rev. edn 1962); Escape to Switzerland, 1945; Thomas Pennant's Tour on the Continent, 1948; Travellers in Switzerland, 1949; Beaujolois Campbell's Journey to Florence, 1951; Journal du voyage de Gibbon en Suisse, 1952; Speaking of Switzerland, 1952; Sir Hans Sloane and the British Museum, 1953; Archæopteryx, 1954; Alps and Elephants, 1955; The First ascent of Mont Blanc (with T. G. Brown), 1957 (Italian ed., 1961); The Sciences were never at War, 1960; Reflections of a Darwinian, 1962; Charles Darwin, 1963; Atlas of Evolution, 1964; Rede Lecture, Genetics and Prehistory, 1965; Hannibal's March, 1967; Voltaire's British Visitors, 1967; Gibbon and his World, 1968; Hannibal, 1969; Streams of Culture, 1969; Rousseau and His World, 1972. Editor and part author of Evolution: Essays presented to E. S. Goodrich, 1938; General Editor, British Men of Science; articles in Encyclopædia Britannica, Chambers's Encyclopædia, and papers in various scientific, military, literary, and alpine journals.

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