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Darwin's Corals A New Model of Evolution and the Tradition of Natural History

By: Horst Bredekamp(Author)
Publisher: De Gruyter
Darwin's Corals
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  • Darwin's Corals ISBN: 9783110643343 Paperback Sep 2019 Expected dispatch within 3-4 days
Price: £18.99
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To this day Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory of the "survival of the fittest" has been visualized with the universal model of a tree of life. But early on in Darwin's thinking the coral provided a fascinating alternative to the tree as a depiction of the evolution of the species.

Horst Bredekamp shows how Darwin, a coral enthusiast and collector, found in it a more adequate illustration of evolution through natural selection: It grows anarchically in all directions and no longer upholds mankind as the "crown of creation". Using this example Darwin is proving himself to be both a destroyer and consummator of traditional natural philosophy.

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By: Horst Bredekamp(Author)
Publisher: De Gruyter
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