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Title:
BOOK CLUB IN A BAG : The book that changed America : how Darwin's theory of evolution ignited a nation
Author:
Fuller, Randall, 1963- , author.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Physical Description:
10 Books (x, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm) in bag: 22 x 16 x 8 in. + laminated sheets.
Summary:
Traces the impact of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on a diverse group of writers, abolitionists, and social reformers, including Henry David Thoreau and Bronson Alcott, against a backdrop of growing tensions and transcendental idealism in 1860 America.
General Note:
Bag contains 10 hardcover copies of the book and laminated reading guide and contents sheets.

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Language:
English
Contents:
Part I: Origins -- The Book from Across the Atlantic -- Gray's Botany -- Beetles, Birds, Theories -- Word of Mouth -- Making a Stir -- A Night at the Lyceum -- The Nick of Time -- Part II: Struggles -- Bones of Contention -- Agassiz -- The What-Is-It? -- A Spirited Conflict -- Into the Vortex -- Tree of Life -- A Jolt of Recognition -- Wildfires -- Part III: Adaptations -- Discord in Concord -- Moods -- Meditations in a Garden -- The Succession of Forest Trees -- Races of the Old World -- A Cold Shudder -- Part IV: Transformations -- At Down House -- The Ghost of John Brown -- In the Transcendental Graveyard.
Format :
Book