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The Resource Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm, Monte Reel

Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm, Monte Reel

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Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm
Title
Between man and beast
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an unlikely explorer and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm
Statement of responsibility
Monte Reel
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Language
eng
Summary
"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, William Thackeray, and of course, Charles Darwin, this is a one-of-a-kind book about a singular moment in history." --from back cover
Summary
After three years in the equatorial wilderness of West Africa, mid-19th-century explorer Paul Du Chaillu returned to London with the first known specimens of the African gorilla ever seen there. His discovery was quickly swept into the scientific community's heated debate over Darwin's recently revealed theory of evolution. The public was fascinated and horrified in turn by the strangely human remains -- and Chaillu's mysterious personal past fueled intensive speculation. This fascinating history brings to life the terrors of both jungle explorarion and snarky Victorian academic society with equal verve. - Description by Kimberly S. Burton
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Biography type
individual biography
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10171502
Cataloging source
BT
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Reel, Monte
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Du Chaillu, Paul B.
  • Cryptozoology
  • Discoveries in science
  • Gorilla
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Africa, West
Target audience
adult
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an unlikely explorer, the evolution debates, and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm
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Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm, Monte Reel
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Publication
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ocn859181285
Extent
xix, 402 p. ; 21 cm.
Isbn
9780307742438
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm, Monte Reel
Publication
Control code
ocn859181285
Extent
xix, 402 p. ; 21 cm.
Isbn
9780307742438
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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