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Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation: Together with Explanations: A Sequel
     

Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation: Together with Explanations: A Sequel

by Robert Chambers
 

Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in 1844. Starting with the genesis of the solar system, it progresses systematically through such topics as the formation of the earth, the origins of marine life, the emergence of reptiles, birds and other life forms, and the evolution of human life. Drawing widely upon contemporary ideas from

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Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in 1844. Starting with the genesis of the solar system, it progresses systematically through such topics as the formation of the earth, the origins of marine life, the emergence of reptiles, birds and other life forms, and the evolution of human life. Drawing widely upon contemporary ideas from astronomy, biology, geology, linguistics, and anthropology, it seeks to establish the 'hypothesis of an organic creation by natural law'. Preceding Darwin's Origin of Species by fifteen years, Vestiges ignited a storm of controversy by pitting natural law and its role in what would soon come to be known as 'evolution' against the generally accepted Victorian belief that the universe was created by God. In 1884, it was revealed that the author was the British publisher Robert Chambers. This fifth edition of the work also contains its 1845 sequel, Explanations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108001670
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.42(d)

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