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Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer, the evolution debates, and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm

Author: Monte Reel
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents the story of mid-19th-century explorer Paul Du Chaillu, who after three years in the equatorial wilderness of West Africa emerged with definitive proof of the existence of the mythical gorilla, only to be swept up by the heated debate about Darwin's theory of evolution.
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Named Person: Paul B Du Chaillu; Paul du Chaillu; Paul B Du Chaillu
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monte Reel
ISBN: 9780385534222 0385534221
OCLC Number: 843946205
Description: xiv, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one --
Destiny --
A new obsession --
Hanno's wake --
Drawing lines --
American dreams --
To slide into brutish immorality --
An awkward homecoming --
"Unfriends" --
Fever dreams --
Between men and apes --
Maps and legends --
A lion in London --
The man-eaters --
D.O.A --
Spirit of the damned --
Origins --
In the city of wonders --
Fighting words --
The boulevard of broken dreams --
Part two --
The inner circle --
The unveiling --
The great white hunter --
Into the whirlwind --
Three motives --
The gorilla war --
The squire's gambit --
The gorilla in the pulpit --
Mrs. Grundy & the cannibal club --
"Evidence of a spurious origin" --
Shadows of the past --
Black & white --
The imposters --
Shortcuts to glory --
The wager --
Part three --
The re-invention --
Damaged goods --
The boldest venture --
The armies of the plague --
Running for their lives --
The jury of his peers --
Accidental victories --
The explorer --
No man's land.
Responsibility: Monte Reel.

Abstract:

Documents the story of mid-19th-century explorer Paul Du Chaillu, who after three years in the equatorial wilderness of West Africa emerged with definitive proof of the existence of the mythical gorilla, only to be swept up by the heated debate about Darwin's theory of evolution.

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