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Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution - FIRST EDITION -

McCalman, Iain

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ISBN 10: 0393068145 / ISBN 13: 9780393068146
Published by W. W. Norton, 2009
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STATED FIRST American Edition AND FIRST Printing, with full publishers number line in place. A FINE volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. NO markings, clean and tight. Illustrated with color and b/w photographs, on glossy stock. At the time of writing, author was a professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. A scholarly text. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 002896

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Title: Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle...

Publisher: W. W. Norton

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A group portrait of the three British voyagers who became fierce defenders of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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 26, 1882―the day of Darwin’s funeral―Darwin’s Armada 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 Beagle in 1835 through Wallace’s exploits in the Amazon and, later, Malaysia in the 1840s and 1850s, 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.16 pages of color illustrations

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Iain McCalman is an award-winning professor at the , where he lives. He has served as president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and director of the Humanities Research Centre at ANU. He lives in Sydney.

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