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Author Stott, Rebecca

Title Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution / Rebecca Stott

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Spiegel & Grau, 2012
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 CCRI-Warwick  QH361 .S76 2012    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Charlotte  QH361 .S76 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QH361 .S76 2012    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  QH361 .S76 2012    AVAILABLE
 URI  QH361 .S76 2012    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QH361 .S76 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-376) and index
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 -- Appendix: An historical sketch of the recent progress of opinion on the Origin of species / by Charles Darwin
Note 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
LC subject Evolution (Biology) -- History
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. On the origin of species
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Sources
Scientists -- Biography
Naturalists -- Biography
ISBN 9781400069378 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
1400069378 (hbk. : acid-free paper)