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The Resource Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution, Rebecca Stott

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

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Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution
Title
Darwin's ghosts
Title remainder
the secret history of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Stott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stott, Rebecca
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Scientists
  • Naturalists
Label
Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution, Rebecca Stott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography 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 -- Epilogue -- Appendix: An historical sketch of the recent progress of opinion on the Origin of species / by Charles Darwin
Control code
17039547
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 396 p.
Isbn
9781400069378
Lccn
2011041951
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Label
Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution, Rebecca Stott
Publication
Bibliography 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 -- Epilogue -- Appendix: An historical sketch of the recent progress of opinion on the Origin of species / by Charles Darwin
Control code
17039547
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 396 p.
Isbn
9781400069378
Lccn
2011041951
Other physical details
ill., maps.
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