Darwin in Ilkley, Paperback Book

Share

Description

When the Origins of Species was published on 24 November 1859, its author, Charles Darwin, was near the end of a nine-week stay in the remote Yorkshire village of Ilkley.

He had come for the 'water cure' - a regime of cold baths and wet sheets - and for relaxation.

But he used his time in Ilkley to shore up support, through extensive correspondence, for the extraordinary theory that the Origin would put before the world: evolution by natural selection.

In Darwin in Ilkley, Mike Dixon and Gregory Radick bring to life Victorian Ilkley and the dramas of body and mind that marked Darwin's visit.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780752452838

£12.99

£9.53

Free delivery within the UK
Free
Standard Delivery
Within the UK

Also by Mike Dixon

£12.99

£9.53

Available with free
standard delivery

£11.99

£9.82

Available with free
standard delivery

£12.99

£10.35

Available with free
standard delivery