Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer and the African Adventure the Victorian World by Storm

by Monte Reel

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | March 12, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook) |

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In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved gorilla skins-two of which were stuffed and brought on tour-and walked smack dab into the biggest scientific debate of the time: Darwin's theory of evolution. Quickly, Du Chaillu's trophies went from objects of wonder to key pieces in an all-out intellectual war. With a wide range of characters, including Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, P.T Barnum, Thackeray, and of course, Charles Darwin, this is a one of a kind book about a singular moment in history.

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Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038553423X

ISBN - 13: 9780385534239

Found in: World History

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Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer and the African Adventure the Victorian World by Storm

Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer and the African Adventure the Victorian World by Storm

by Monte Reel

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038553423X

ISBN - 13: 9780385534239

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In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved gorilla skins-two of which were stuffed and brought on tour-and walked smack dab into the biggest scientific debate of the time: Darwin's theory of evolution. Quickly, Du Chaillu's trophies went from objects of wonder to key pieces in an all-out intellectual war. With a wide range of characters, including Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, P.T Barnum, Thackeray, and of course, Charles Darwin, this is a one of a kind book about a singular moment in history.

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