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Author Stott, Rebecca.

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

Imprint New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Summary 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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Evolution (Biology) -- History.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. On the origin of species.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Sources.
Scientists -- Biography.
Naturalists -- Biography.
Other Form: Original 9781400069378 (OCoLC)754714047
ISBN 9780679604136 (electronic bk.)
0679604138 (electronic bk.)
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