Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 December 2012

352 Pages | 10 black and white halftones

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780199582662

Bookseller Code (01)

Erasmus Darwin

Sex, Science, and Serendipity

Patricia Fara

  • A pursuit of the life and ideas of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles, and prominent scientist, radical, and Enlightenment man of letters
  • The man who published controversial ideas on Evolution years before the birth of his famous grandson
  • An exciting detective story in which award-winning author Patricia Fara follows the elusive Dr Darwin through the archives
  • A quest that offers a fresh view not only of Erasmus Darwin and the Enlightenment, but also of Charles Darwin and the Victorian era

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