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Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer, the evolution debates, and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm / Monte Reel.

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Author/Creator:
Reel, Monte.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
1st ed. - New York : Doubleday, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 331 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-314) and index.
Contents:
  • Destiny
  • A new obsession
  • Hanno's wake
  • Drawing lines
  • American dreams
  • To slide into brutish immorality
  • An awkward homecoming
  • "Unfriends"
  • Fever dreams
  • Between men and apes
  • Maps and legends
  • A lion in London
  • The man-eaters
  • D.O.A
  • Spirit of the damned
  • Origins
  • In the city of wonders
  • Fighting words
  • The boulevard of broken dreams
  • The inner circle
  • The unveiling
  • The great white hunter
  • Into the whirlwind
  • Three motives
  • The gorilla war
  • The squire's gambit
  • The gorilla in the pulpit
  • Mrs. Grundy and the cannibal club
  • "Evidence of a spurious origin"
  • Shadows of the past
  • Black and white
  • The imposters
  • Shortcuts to glory
  • The wager
  • The reinvention
  • Damaged goods
  • The boldest venture
  • The armies of the plague
  • Running for their lives
  • The jury of his peers
  • Accidental victories
  • The explorer
  • No-Man's-Land.
Summary:
"An ... adventure tale of a young man who emerged from the jungles of Africa with evidence of a mysterious, still-mythical beast-- the gorilla--only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day: Darwin's theory of evolution"--Dust jacket flap.
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ISBN:
0385534221
9780385534222

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