TITLE

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AUTHOR(S)
Palmer, Douglas
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/31/2004, Vol. 183 Issue 2458, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the book "The Heretic in Darwin's Court: The life of Alfred Russel Wallace," by Ross A. Slotten. He may have been only 14 years younger than Charles Darwin, but differences in class, wealth and education placed Alfred Russel Wallace much further apart within the spectrum of Victorian scientists. Darwin emerged from late 18th-century Whig gentry while Wallace (1823-1913) was a new Victorian man, albeit middle-class, who had to make his own way and survived into the modern era. Ross Slotten's meticulously researched biography, "The Heretic in Darwin's Court," explores Wallace's scientifically "heretical" interests in a bunch of late Victorian "isms," that range from socialism to spiritualism and extraterrestrial life.
ACCESSION #
14047825

 

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