Darwin's Ghosts

Darwin's Ghosts

The Secret History of Evolution

Book - 2012
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Tells the story of the collective discovery of evolution, arguing that the idea emerged over many centuries.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781400069378
1400069378
Branch Call Number: 576.82 STO 2012
Characteristics: xviii, 396 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Mitsouko1 Feb 22, 2017

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ellend
Mar 25, 2014

Extremely engaging read, was sorry to put it down. Stott brings the long history of natural philosophy into perspective through the lives of those whose ideas shaped the world as we see it today. Her narrative sweeps through time and space and takes us along for the ride.

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Norman C. Smith
May 18, 2013

This is a good book for those who are interested in learning about the development of scientific ideas over a period of millennia (Aristotle to Darwin). It is generally well-written, though a little sluggish in places, but worth the effort. I was particularly impressed in how challenging it was for each of the individuals described to make a living while theorizing, and in many cases to develop the courage to present their findings and hypotheses in the face of orthodox thinking. If you are looking for a book on the development of the theory of natural selection, though, it would be better to focus on Darwin and Wallace. And ... ignore the word "Secret" in the title; it is just a come-on, not to be taken seriously.

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