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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

Darwin's Pictures Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874

By: Julia Voss
340 pages, 16 col plates, b/w photos
Darwin's Pictures
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In this first-ever examination of Charles Darwin's sketches, drawings, and illustrations, Julia Voss presents the history of evolutionary theory told in pictures. Darwin had a life-long interest in pictorial representations of nature, sketching out his evolutionary theory and related ideas for over forty years.

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Julia Voss, a scholar in history of science, art history, and picture theory, is Executive Editor of the visual arts section of the large German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She has received two awards for the German edition of Darwin's Pictures: the 2006 Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society and the 2009 Sigmund Freud Prize for Science Writing by the German Academy for Language and Literature. Lori Lantz is the translator of Bears: A Brief History.
By: Julia Voss
340 pages, 16 col plates, b/w photos
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Each chapter richly details not only Darwin's preoccupation with visual depictions, but also his deep involvement in the networks of zoologists, collaborators, draftsmen, artists, and others involved in the production of the visual images he seeks and struggles with. As such, the work explores the relationship between science, art, and representation; contemporary British scientific and popular culture; and the varied communities and networks with which Darwin interacts during various periods of his scientific life.-Mark B. Adams, University of Pennsylvania -- Mark B. Adams
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