The Politics of Evolution

The Politics of Evolution

Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London

Book - 1989
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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
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1989
ISBN: 9780226143743
0226143740
Characteristics: 503 p. : ill.

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