Darwin and the Ancient Earth: Dinosaurs and the ‘Deep Past’ In the 19th-Century Imagination

Synopsis
Why was the young Charles Darwin’s fascination with geology so important for his later work and why was prehistory so popular in early nineteenth-century Britain? This podcast with Professor Jim Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project and Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, was produced to complement the exhibition ‘Endless Forms’ at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (16 June - 4 October 2009). [13 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Subjects
Geology; Natural history
Keywords
Darwin, Charles; dinosaurs; evolution; history of science

Online availability

URI
http://www.darwinendlessforms.org/podcasts/episode-1/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Jim Secord

Distributor

Name

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Web
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RB

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