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

Author(s): Iain McCalman


Award-winning cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his staunchest supporters: 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 and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of each of these explorers, who campaigned passionately in the war of ideas over evolution and advanced the scope of Darwin's work.


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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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  • : 9780393338775
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : November 2010
  • : 211mm X 142mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iain McCalman
  • : Paperback
  • : 576.8209034
  • : 423
  • : 16 pages black-and-white illustrations