Darwin, Hooker, Huxley, and Wallace – new book.

Darwin’s Armada: How Four Voyagers to Australasia Won the Battle

Author:  Iain McCalman

Publisher’s blurb:

"Darwin’s Armanda is both a gripping adventure story and a brilliantly enlightening work of history, for the first time portraying the Darwinian revolution as a collective enterprise forged in Australasia.  These four remarkable men did what one alone could not – combed the world for evidence of evolution by natural selection, and then fought tirelessly in the social and intellectual battle that followed its famous publication 150 years ago.

Together they changed the world."

Charles Darwin, HMS Beagle, 1831-36
Joseph Hooker, HMS Erebus, 1839-43
Thomas Huxley, HMS Rattlesnake, 1846-50
Alfred Wallace, the Amazon and South-East Asia, 1848-66

Details
http://www.penguin.com.au/lookinside/spotlight.cfm?SBN=9780670071586&Page=Details

Extract of book
http://www.penguin.com.au/lookinside/spotlight.cfm?SBN=9780670071586&Page=Extract

 

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