The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought

The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought by Robert J. Richards epub pdf fb2

Title: The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought
Author: Robert J. Richards
ISBN10: 0226712141
ISBN13: 978-0226712147
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2008)
Language: English
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
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Pages: 512 pages
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The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought by Robert J. Richards


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Prior to the First World War, more people learned of evolutionary theory from the voluminous writings of Charles Darwin’s foremost champion in Germany, Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919), than from any other source, including the writings of Darwin himself. But, with detractors ranging from paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould to modern-day creationists and advocates of intelligent design, Haeckel is better known as a divisive figure than as a pioneering biologist. Robert J. Richards’s intellectual biography rehabilitates Haeckel, providing the most accurate measure of his science and art yet written, as well as a moving account of Haeckel’s eventful life.