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Author Secord, James A.

Title Victorian sensation : the extraordinary publication, reception, and secret authorship of Vestiges of the natural history of creation / James A. Secord
Edition Paperback edition
Published Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2003


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Description 624 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "When Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in 1844, it sparked one of the great sensations of the Victorian era, startling and scandalizing more than one hundred thousand readers with its vision of the solar system's formation and humanity's origins."--Back cover
Notes Originally published: 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-581) and index
Subject Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871. Vestiges of the natural history of creation.
Science -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century.
Science publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
ISBN 0226744116 paperback