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Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution

Author: Rebecca Stott
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.
Series: Listen Alaska.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Stott, Rebecca.
Darwin's ghosts.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012
(OCoLC)754714047
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Stott
ISBN: 9780679604136 0679604138
OCLC Number: 795912807
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages)
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.
Series Title: Listen Alaska.
Responsibility: Rebecca Stott.

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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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