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Published: 01 November 2019

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474445788

Bookseller Code (06)

Evolution Before Darwin

Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804DS1834

Bill Jenkins

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Demonstrates the largely neglected role of Edinburgh and its medical school in the history of evolutionary thought in Great Britain
  • Provides the first systematic study of Charles Darwin's engagement with the approaches developed in Edinburgh
  • Sheds new light on the genesis and development of one of the most important scientific theories in the history of western thought