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Author Stott, Rebecca.
Title Darwin's ghosts : the secret history of evolution / Rebecca Stott.
Published New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.
Book Cover
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 Floor4  QH361 .S76 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 396 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography 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.
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.
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)
9780679604136 (ebk.)
0679604138 (ebk.)
OCLC number 754714047