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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
March 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
11.9
MB

Customer Reviews

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Between Man and Beast

This was an adventure in all respects. You cherish the highs and lows in the storyline not to mention the interwoven notes on history. If you have an interest in science, history, and adventure you will love Reel's literary depiction of the times and how science was evolving.

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