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Darwin's armada : four voyages and the battle for the theory of evolution

Autore: Iain McCalman
Editore: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st American edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his most vocal supporters and colleagues: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace. Beginning with the somber morning of April 26, 1882--the day of Darwin's funeral--Darwin's Armada steps back in time and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of each of these explorers. The four amateur naturalists voyaged separately from  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Persona incaricata: Charles Darwin; Joseph Dalton Hooker; Thomas Henry Huxley; Alfred Russel Wallace; Charles Darwin; Joseph Dalton Hooker; Thomas Henry Huxley; Alfred Russel Wallace; Charles Darwin; Joseph Dalton Hooker; Thomas Henry Huxley; Alfred Russel Wallace
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Iain McCalman
ISBN: 9780393068146 0393068145
Numero OCLC: 286488651
Descrizione: 422 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Darwin's last voyage --
Charles Darwin and the the Beagle, 1831-36 --
The prodigal son --
The philosopher at sea --
Islands on his mind --
Joseph Hooker and the Ross Expedition, 1839-43 --
The puppet of natural selection --
The travails of a young botanist --
Pilgrims and pioneers --
Thomas Huxley and the voyage of the Rattlesnake, 1846-50 --
Love and jellyfish --
To hell and back --
Walking with devils --
Alfred Wallace in the Amazon and South-East Asia, 1848-66 --
A socialist in the Amazon --
The law of the jungle --
boats, birds and peoples of paradise --
The Armada at War, 1859-82 --
Taking soundings --
S.O.S. --
Battle --
Epilogue: A pension for a Captain.
Responsabilità: Iain McCalman.

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A group portrait of the three British voyagers who became fierce defenders of Darwin s theory of evolution."  Per saperne di più…

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