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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 : EnglishView 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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Named Person: Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Stott
ISBN: 9781400069378 1400069378
OCLC Number: 811205463
Description: xviii, 396 s. : illustrations
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
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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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