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Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution

Author: Rebecca Stott
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Evolution was not discovered single-handedly, Rebecca Stott argues, contrary to what has become standard lore, but is an idea that emerged over many centuries, advanced by daring individuals across the globe who had the imagination to speculate on nature's extraordinary ways, and who had the courage to articulate such speculations at a time when to do so was often considered heresy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Stott
ISBN: 9781400069378 1400069378
OCLC Number: 754714047
Description: xviii, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Darwin's list : Kent, 1859 --
Aristotle's eyes : Lesbos, 344 BC --
The worshipful curiosity of Jahiz : Basra and Baghdad, 850 --
Leonardo and the potter : Milan, 1493 ; Paris, 1570 --
Trembley's polyp : The Hague, 1740 --
The Consul of Cairo : Cairo, 1708 --
The Hotel of the Philosophers : Paris, 1749 --
Erasmus underground : Derbyshire, 1767 --
The Jardin des Plantes : Paris, 1800 --
The sponge philosopher : Edinburgh, 1826 --
The encyclopedist : Edinburgh, 1844 --
Alfred Wallace's fevered dreams : Malay Archipelago, 1858 --
Epilogue --
Appendix: An historical sketch of the recent progress of opinion on the Origin of species / by Charles Darwin.
Responsibility: Rebecca Stott.

Abstract:

Evolution was not discovered single-handedly, Rebecca Stott argues, contrary to what has become standard lore, but is an idea that emerged over many centuries, advanced by daring individuals across the globe who had the imagination to speculate on nature's extraordinary ways, and who had the courage to articulate such speculations at a time when to do so was often considered heresy.
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When a secret is just ignorance

by dacase (WorldCat user published 2012-06-25) Very Good Permalink

      I enjoyed this carefully-constructed work, Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution.  Unfortunately, I lack the ability to judge its adequacy dealing with the facts of history.  At any rate, the documentation seems to me exemplary.  The writing...
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