Darwin's ghosts : in search of the first evolutionists / Rebecca Stott.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury 2013
ISBN: 9781408831014 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2012.
Soon after the publication of 'On the Origin of Species', Charles Darwin received a letter that deeply unsettled him. He had expected outrage and accusations of heresy, but this letter was different: it accused him of taking credit for a theory that wasn't his. Yet when he tried to trace his intellectual forebears, he found that history had already forgotten them. This title is a retelling of the collective daring of a few like-minded men, whose early theories flew in the face of prevailing political and religious orthodoxies and laid the foundations for Darwin's revolutionary idea.
xv, 383 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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