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Title:Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Iain McCalman
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN:0393068145
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Category:Science, History, Non fiction, Biography, Evolution, Biology, History of science

Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution by Iain McCalman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution strong A group portrait of the three British voyagers who became fierce defenders of Darwin s theory of evolution strong .

Award winning cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his most vocal supporters and colleagues Joseph Hooker Thomas Huxley and Alfred Wallace Beginning with the somber morning of April the day of Darwin s funeral em Darwin s Armada em steps back in time and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of each of these explorers The four amateur naturalists voyaged separately from Britain to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame From Darwin s inaugural trip on the em Beagle em in through Wallace s exploits in the Amazon and later Malaysia in the s and s each man independently made discoveries that led him to embrace Darwin s groundbreaking theory of evolution This book reveals the untold story of Darwin s greatest supporters who during his life campaigned passionately in the war of ideas over evolution and who lived on to extend and advance the scope of his work p p pages of color illustrations

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