Introduction

Cuvier.Introduction

The first volume of the collection includes an introduction to the entire text. It states the purpose and explains the organization of Le Regne animal. This page begins explaining that its goal is to give definition to one area of natural history. It also notably includes a definition of "nature" as it will be used later on in the text. "Nature" is defined in it as the inherent properties of an object, those things which makes up the universe, and the laws that govern those things.

Introduction