Politics of Evolution by Adrian J. Desmond
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Politics of Evolution
By Adrian J. Desmond

The Politics of Evolution

Morphology, Medicine and Reform in Radical London New edition

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Politics of Evolution by Adrian J. Desmond

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Looking for the first time at the cut-price anatomy schools rather than genteel Oxbridge, Desmond winkles out pre- Darwinian evolutionary ideas in reform-minded and politically charged early nineteenth-century London. In the process, he reveals the underside of London intellectual and social life in the generation before Darwin as it has never been seen before." "The Politics of Evolution" is intellectual dynamite, and certainly one of the most important books in the history of science published during the past decade."--Jim Secord, "Times Literary Supplement" "One of those rare books that not only stakes out new territory but demands a radical overhaul of conventional wisdom."--John Hedley Brooke, "Times Higher Education Supplement"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226143743
ISBN-10: 0226143740
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Pages: 514
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Darwin by Adrian J. Desmond Darwin, Paperback (January 1995)

"Unquestionably the finest [biography] ever written about Darwin... Darwin has now become, and properly, the quintessentially socially embedded scientist. Desmond and Moore are brilliant in their pursuit of this truly unifying theme."-Stephen Jay Gould

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Author Biography - Adrian J. Desmond

Adrian Desmond is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Biology at University College, London, and is the coauthor (with James Moore) of "Darwin."

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