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The Strange Case of Alfred Wallace

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1886, while visiting Boston on a speaking tour, Alfred Russell Wallace was taken by William James to a séance where several apparitions were expected to materialize. Wallace was not the only ... More


. Hearts of Light: Wallace and Bates

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we meet two key players in the Darwinian circle: Alfred Russell Wallace and Henry Bates. We examine their early upbringing and their initial journeys in the Brazilian Amazon. The chapter ... More


Darwin and the Darwinians

John S. Wilkins

in Species: A History of the Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260856
eISBN:
9780520945074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260856.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species discusses why species evolve to be distinct from parental forms, and how they have done so. Darwin's definition of species is simply that they do not ... More


The Racial Face

Tudor Parfitt

in Hybrid Hate: Jews, Blacks, and the Question of Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190083335
eISBN:
9780190083366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083335.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Racial immutability of Jews and blacks was proved through the unchanging features of the Jewish and negro face over thousands of years. From the time of Johann Kaspar Lavater, the Swiss Protestant ... More


. Forms Most Beautiful: Darwin

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we examine the life of Charles Darwin from his birth in Shrewsbury, through his schooling at Edinburgh and Cambridge, the voyage of the Beagle, and the years leading up to and following his ... More


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