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Darwin and the Ancient Earth: Dinosaurs and the 'Deep Past' in the 19th-Century Imagination

Darwin and the Ancient Earth: Dinosaurs and the 'Deep Past' in the 19th-Century Imagination

Why was the young Darwin's fascination with geology so important for his later work? And why was prehistory so popular in early nineteenth-century Britain? A podcast with Professor Jim Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project and Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, to complement the exhibition 'Endless Forms' at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (16 June - 4 October 2009).

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