Darwin's Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874

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Yale University Press
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5.6 X 1.2 X 8.3 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Julia Voss, a scholar in history of science, art history, and picture theory, is Executive Editor of the visual arts section of the large German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She has received two awards for the German edition of Darwin's Pictures: the 2006 Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society and the 2009 Sigmund Freud Prize for Science Writing by the German Academy for Language and Literature. Lori Lantz is the translator of Bears: A Brief History.


"Julia Voss has done us all a great service with her telling of the importance of the visual in the Darwinian Revolution. . . . All in all, this is a very satisfying book and a worthy addition to the Darwinian literature."--Michael Ruse, The Quarterly Review of Biology--Michael Ruse "The Quarterly Review of Biology "

"This attractive and readable book makes a valuable contribution to Darwin studies--precise, historically accurate, provided here in an excellent translation, and on a subject that is bound to fascinate."--Janet Browne, author of Charles Darwin: Voyaging and Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

"Each chapter richly details not only Darwin's preoccupation with visual depictions, but also his deep involvement in the networks of zoologists, collaborators, draftsmen, artists, and others involved in the production of the visual images he seeks and struggles with. As such, the work explores the relationship between science, art, and representation; contemporary British scientific and popular culture; and the varied communities and networks with which Darwin interacts during various periods of his scientific life."--Mark B. Adams, University of Pennsylvania

--Mark B. Adams
". . . a very satisfying book and a worthy addition to the Darwinian literature."--The Quarterly Review of Biology
--The Quarterly Review of Biology