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Between Man and Beast

An Unlikely Explorer, The Evolution Debates, And The African Adventure That Took The Victorian World By Storm

By Monte Reel

In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved gorilla skins—two of which were stuffed and brought on tour—and walked smack dab into the biggest scientific debate of the time: Darwin's theory of evolution. Quickly, Du Chaillu's trophies went from objects of wonder to key pieces in an all-out intellectual war. With a wide range of characters, including Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, P.T Barnum, Thackeray, and of course, Charles Darwin, this is a one of a kind book about a singular moment in history.


Format: Book
Author: Reel, Monte
Title: Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer, the evolution debates, and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm / Monte Reel.
Publisher Date: New York : Doubleday, c2013.
Subject: Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903. Explorers -- Gabon. Hunters -- Gabon. Gorilla Gabon -- Description and travel
Isbn: 9780385534222
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Format: Book
Author: Reel, Monte
Title: Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer, the evolution debates, and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm / Monte Reel.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Doubleday, c2013.
Description: xiv, 331 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903.
Subjects: Explorers -- Gabon.
Subjects: Hunters -- Gabon.
Subjects: Gorilla
Subjects: Gabon -- Description and travel
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-314) and index.
Contents: Part one -- Destiny -- A new obsession -- Hanno's wake -- Drawing lines -- American dreams -- To slide into brutish immorality -- An awkward homecoming -- "Unfriends" -- Fever dreams -- Between men and apes -- Maps and legends -- A lion in London -- The man-eaters -- D.O.A -- Spirit of the damned -- Origins -- In the city of wonders -- Fighting words -- The boulevard of broken dreams -- Part two -- The inner circle -- The unveiling -- The great white hunter -- Into the whirlwind -- Three motives -- The gorilla war -- The squire's gambit -- The gorilla in the pulpit -- Mrs. Grundy & the cannibal club -- "Evidence of a spurious origin" -- Shadows of the past -- Black & white -- The imposters -- Shortcuts to glory -- The wager -- Part three -- The re-invention -- Damaged goods -- The boldest venture -- The armies of the plague -- Running for their lives -- The jury of his peers -- Accidental victories -- The explorer -- No man's land.
LCCN: 2012014075
ISBN: 9780385534222
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Call Number: 916.72104 Ree