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Of apes and ancestors : evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford debate

Author: Ian Hesketh
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By reconstructing the Oxford debate of 1860 on the merits of Charles Darwin?s Origin of Species, and carefully considering the individual perspectives of the main participants, Ian Hesketh argues  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas Henry Huxley; Samuel Wilberforce; Charles Darwin; Thomas Henry Huxley; Samuel Wilberforce; Charles Darwin; Samuel Wilberforce; Charles Darwin; Thomas Henry Huxley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hesketh
ISBN: 9780802092847 0802092845
OCLC Number: 394987946
Description: viii, 144 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Charles Darwin: historian of natural history --
The struggles of Soapy Sam --
Thomas Henry Huxley and Richard Owen: or, Darwin's bulldog and the queer fish --
Joseph Dalton Hooker and the early history of a great friendship --
The Oxford debate --
Remembering the Oxford debate --
Epilogue: the history of the present.
Responsibility: Ian Hesketh.

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'Hesketh does an effective job of summarizing current historical thought on the Oxford debate. Of Apes and Ancestors serves as a welcome primer.' -- Richard Bellon 'Of Apes and Ancestors is a Read more...

 
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