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Darwin in Ilkley

By Mike Dixon, Gregory Radick

9780752452838

ISBN: 9780752452838

Published: 07-09-2009


Darwin in Ilkley

By Mike Dixon, Gregory Radick

ISBN: 9780752452838

Published: 07-09-2009

About This Book

When the Origins of Species was published on 24 November 1859, its author, Charles Darwin, was near the end of a nine-week stay in the remote Yorkshire village of Ilkley. He had come for the 'water cure' - a regime of cold baths and wet sheets - and for relaxation. But he used his time in Ilkley to shore up support, through extensive correspondence, for the extraordinary theory that the Origin would put before the world: evolution by natural selection. In Darwin in Ilkley, Mike Dixon and Gregory Radick bring to life Victorian Ilkley and the dramas of body and mind that marked Darwin's visit.

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