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Darwin"s ghosts

Rebecca Stott

Darwin"s ghosts

the secret history of evolution

by Rebecca Stott

  • 51 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Spiegel & Grau in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sources,
  • Scientists,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Naturalists,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRebecca Stott
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH361 .S76 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25101634M
    ISBN 109781400069378, 9780679604136
    LC Control Number2011041951

    She is the author of eleven books including three non-fiction history of science books: Darwin and the Barnacle, Theatres of Glass: The Woman who Brought the Sea to the City and Oyster, and two historical novels, and most recently the bestselling Ghostwalk, shortlisted for the Jelf First Novel Award and the Society of Authors First Book Award. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle.

    Written with wit and style, Darwin’s Ghost is a most insightful work. We'll Help Your Grades Soar Start your hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get. Darwin’s Ghosts presents a groundbreaking new theory of an idea that has changed our very understanding of who we are. Praise for Darwin’s Ghosts “Absorbing Stott captures the breathless excitement of an investigation on the cusp of the unknown A lively, original book.”—The New York Times Book Review.

    The Regulator welcomes Ariel Dorfman for a reading and signing of his new book, Darwin’s Ghosts. From the author of Death and the Maiden and other works that explore relations of power in the postcolonial world, comes the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century . Darwin's Ghosts | A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK"[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people."—The Sunday Telegraph (London)Christmas,


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With recently published Darwin’s Ghosts Mr. Dorfman has written a novel for our time. Penetrating, profound and highly stimulating, Darwin’s Ghosts grabbed me right from the first pages and kept me eagerly reading on – the story was so engrossing, almost to the point of hypnotic, I could hardly put the book down/5(6).

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From the author of Death and the Maiden and other works that explore relations of power in the postcolonial world comes the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him. Is the sordid story behind human zoos that flourished in Europe in the nineteenth century connected somehow to a boy’s life a hundred years later.

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The opening pages of Rebecca Stott’s engaging “Darwin’s Ghosts” find Charles Darwin in his study at Down House. It’s December. Darwin’s Ghosts presents a groundbreaking new theory of an idea that has changed our very understanding of who we are.

Praise for Darwin’s Ghosts “Absorbing Stott captures the breathless excitement of an investigation on the cusp of the unknown A lively, original book.”—The New York Times Book Review. Charles Darwin's masterpiece, The Origin of Species, is probably the best-known, least-read tionably one of the most important achievements of the millennium, its publication in caused a sensation, because it forced mankind to see itself as part of the animal world--a notion that hundreds of millions still deny.

I really like the idea of Darwin's Ghost, taking and updating Darwin's groundbreaking research, and often showing how relevant it still is, how little of it has actually been people who criticise Darwin haven't actually read On the Origin of Species, and so they have an inaccurate understanding of what he actually Jones goes /5.

Fact-Based Novel 'Darwin's Ghosts' Explores Righting Ancestors' Wrongs Novelist Ariel Dorfman speaks to NPR's Michel Martin about his book Darwin's it, Dorfman uses fiction to ask a.

Darwin’s Ghosts presents a groundbreaking new theory of an idea that has changed our very understanding of who we are. Praise for Darwin’s Ghosts “Absorbing Stott captures the breathless excitement of an investigation on the cusp of the unknown A lively, original book.”—The New York Times Book ReviewBrand: Random House Publishing Group.

Stott (English Literature and Creative Writing/Univ. of East Anglia; The Coral Thief,etc.) conjures up the spirits of Darwin's scientific predecessors in this excellent follow-up to Darwin and the Barnacle ().

When Darwin finally published On the Origins of Species inhe knew he would become the center of passionate debate and possibly even prosecution. Darwin’s Ghosts presents a groundbreaking new theory of an idea that has changed our very understanding of who we are.

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It is a presence. Open the book and the ghosts manifest. The immediate events of our lives parallel the events and concerns in the book.

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Praise for Darwin's Ghosts "Absorbing Stott captures the breathless excitement of an investigation on the cusp of the unknown A lively, original book."—The New York Times Book Review.Darwin's Ghosts. Ariel Dorfman. Seven Stories Press. From the author of Death and the Maiden and other works that explore relations of power in the postcolonial world, comes the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him.Darwin's Ghosts tells the story of the collective discovery of evolution, from Aristotle, walking the shores of Lesbos with his pupils, to Al-Jahiz, an Arab writer in the first century, from Leonardo da Vinci, searching for fossils in the mine shafts of the Tuscan hills, to Denis Diderot in Paris, exploring the origins of species while under.