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Darwin's ghosts : in search of the first evolutionists / Rebecca Stott.

By: Series: New Items ; Publication details: London : Bloomsbury, c2012.Description: xv, 383 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
  • 9781408809082 (hbk.)
  • 1408809087 (hbk.)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 576.809 23
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Also published with subtitle: the secret history of evolution. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

Christmas, 1859. Just one month after the publication of On the Origin of Species, Darwin received a letter that deeply unsettled him. He had expected criticism. Letters were arriving every day like swarms, some expressing praise, most outrage and accusations of heresy. But the letter from the Reverend Powell was different.

Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Book Book SMSA Library Non-fiction 576.80 STOT Available March 2012 58969

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