Darwin's Ark

Paperback | January 26, 2009

byPhilip Appleman, Rudy Pozzatti

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In celebration of Charles Darwin's bicentennial and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, Indiana University Press is publishing a new paperback edition of Darwin's Ark, a collection of Philip Appleman's poems on Darwinian themes, stunningly illustrated by internationally known printmaker Rudy Pozzatti.

Philosophical, witty, poignant, deeply intellectual, and lyrical, Appleman's poetry is always clear and powerful. All of the poems reflect Appleman's perception of the "overwhelming sanity" of Darwin's thought-together with a visceral sensation of wholeness-of the connectedness of humans and nature, of the present with the past, of joy and sorrow, life and death. Pozzatti's varied illustrations represent his responses to the poems, providing a mini Darwin bestiary and much more.

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In celebration of Charles Darwin's bicentennial and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, Indiana University Press is publishing a new paperback edition of Darwin's Ark, a collection of Philip Appleman's poems on Darwinian themes, stunningly illustrated by internationally known printmaker Rudy Pozzatti. Phi...

Philip Appleman is Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, author of seven volumes of poetry and three novels, including Apes and Angels, and editor of the Norton critical edition Darwin. He lives in East Hampton, New York. Rudy Pozzatti is Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Indiana ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.32 inPublished:January 26, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253220920

ISBN - 13:9780253220929

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Paperback Edition

I. Giants in the Earth
The Skeletons of Dreams
Nostalgie de la Boue
State of Nature

II. The Rust of Civilizations
The Hand-Ax
Darwin on Fourteenth Street
In Andalucia
"Black-Footed Ferret Endangered"
Reading Our Times
After the Faith-Healings

III. Animals Tame and Animals Feral
DARWIN'S BESTIARY
1. The Ant
2. The Worm
3. The Rabbit
4. The Booby and the Noddy
5. The Dog
6. The Gossamer
Mr. Extinction, Meet Ms. Survival
Darwin's Ark
PHOBIAS
1. Gaminophobia
2. Mortiphobia
3. Shamanophobia
4. Locophobia
5. Bacardophobia
6. Phobiophobia
EUPHORIAS
1. Waldorf-Astoria Euphoria
2. Peoria Euphoria
3. Hunkydoria Euphoria
How Evolution Came to Indiana
So Full of a Number of Things

IV. In the Caves of Childhood
How My Light Is Spent
Staying Awake with Darwin
The Descent of Man
Sexual Selection
"Sea Otter Survival Assured"
On the Beagle
The Voyage Home

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"A beautiful marriage of word and image-and of intelligence and passion." -Ursula LeGuin