Richard Owen: Biology without Darwin (Paperback)
  • Richard Owen: Biology without Darwin (Paperback)
zoom

Richard Owen: Biology without Darwin (Paperback)

(author)
£26.50
Paperback 356 Pages / Published: 18/09/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the mid-1850s, no scientist in the British Empire was more visible than Richard Owen. Mentioned in the same breath as Newton and championed as Britain's answer to France's Cuvier and Germany's von Humboldt, Owen was, as the "Times" declared in 1856, the most 'distinguished man of science in the country'. But a century and a half later, Owen remains largely obscured by the shadow of the most famous Victorian naturalist of all, Darwin. Publicly marginalized by his contemporaries for his critique of natural selection, Owen suffered personal attacks that undermined his credibility long after his name faded from history. With this innovative biography, Nicolaas Rupke resuscitates Owen's reputation. Arguing that Owen should no longer be judged by the evolution dispute that figured in only a minor part of his work, Rupke stresses context, emphasizing the importance of places and practices in the production and reception of scientific knowledge. Dovetailing with the recent resurgence of interest in Owen's life and work, Rupke's book brings the forgotten naturalist back into the canon of the history of science and demonstrates how much biology existed with, and without, Darwin.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226731773
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
Edition: Revised edition

You may also be interested in...

Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
We Need to Weaken the Mixture
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Churchill
Added to basket
£35.00   £29.99
Hardback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
The Flame
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
No Spin: My Autobiography
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
How to Be a Footballer
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
My World
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.