Title: Le Monde Avant la Creation de l'Homme
Publisher: Cambridge Library Collection
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
One of the first books of popular science on the origins of life, first published in French in 1886. Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics. Num Pages: 882 pages, 412 b/w illus. 13 colour illus. BIC Classification: RBX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 255 x 178 x 45. Weight in Grams: 1544. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781108067836
Synopsis: French astronomer Camille Flammarion (1842-1925) won acclaim for bringing science to a general readership. His Astronomie populaire (1880) and its translation into English as Popular Astronomy (1894) are both reissued in this series. The present work, on the origins of the Earth and humankind, sold tens of thousands of copies. Flammarion's original purpose was to update Zimmermann's Le monde avant la création de l'homme, published a quarter of a century earlier. However, scientific understanding had progressed so much that he decided to rewrite the work completely. First published in 1886, it contains some 400 wood engravings depicting dramatic landscapes, dinosaurs, fossils and much more. Ranging from early chapters on the universe and solar system, through to later discussion of the emergence of humankind after aeons of evolution, this book will prove an absorbing read for those interested in a nineteenth-century perspective on the origins of life.
Book Description: French astronomer and author of popular science, Camille Flammarion (1842-1925) published this work in 1886. It became an instant hit. With a lyrical style and 400 wood engravings, it will prove an absorbing read for those interested in a nineteenth-century perspective on the origins of life.
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