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Charles Darwin : Victorian mythmaker / A.N. Wilson.

Author/creator Wilson, A. N., 1950- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst U.S. edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Variant title Victorian mythmaker
Contents A symbol -- The old hat -- What he owed to Edinburgh -- Cambridge : Charles Darwin, Gent -- The voyage of the Beagle -- 'Blackbirds...gross-beaks...wren' -- The ladder by which you mounted -- Lost in the vicinity of Bloomsbury -- Half-embedded in the flesh of their wives -- An essay by Mr. Wallace -- A poker and a rabbit -- Is it true? -- The Oxford Debate and its aftermath -- Adios, theory -- Immense generalizations -- Evolution old and new -- Mutual aid.
Abstract A radical reappraisal of Darwin argues that the evolution pioneer was less of an original scientific intellect than a ruthless self-promoter who did not give credit to the actual sages whose ideas he advanced in his history-shaping book.
General note"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by John Murray (Publishers), an Hachette UK Company."--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 373-422) and index.
LanguageText in English.
ISBN9780062433497 (hardcover)
ISBN0062433490 (hardcover)

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