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  • The Vital Science (Routledge Revivals)

    Biology and the Literary Imagination,1860-1900

    By Peter Morton

    In this title, first published in 1984, Peter Morton argues that in late Victorian Britain a group of novelists and essayists quite consciously sought and found ideas in post-Darwinian biology that were susceptible to imaginative transformation. The period between 1860 and 1900 was a time of great…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)

    The Challenges of Science

    By Allan Hunter

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind’s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad’s detailed…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Philosopher with Nature

    By Benjamin Kidd

    Benjamin Kidd (1858-1916), well-known for his ground-breaking application of social Darwinism in his premier work Social Evolution (1894), was a sociologist and a keen observer of nature. First published posthumously in 1921, A Philosopher with Nature is a collection of Kidd’s most profound…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Primate Behavior and Human Origins

    By Glenn E. King

    This comprehensive introduction demonstrates the theoretical perspectives and concepts that are applied to primate behavior, and explores the relevance of non-human primates to understanding human behavior. Using a streamlined and student-friendly taxonomic framework, King provides a thorough…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09

  • Adaptive Rhetoric

    Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion

    By Alex C. Parrish

    Rhetorical scholarship has for decades relied solely on culture to explain persuasive behavior. While this focus allows for deep explorations of historical circumstance, it neglects the powerful effects of biology on rhetorical behavior – how our bodies and brains help shape and constrain…

    Paperback – 2015-09-03
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • In Search of Vikings

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England

    Edited by Stephen E. Harding, David Griffiths, Elizabeth Royles

    The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe. These dynamic warrior-traders from Scandinavia, who fought and interacted with peoples as far apart as North America, Russia, and Central Asia, are some of the most recognizable historical figures in…

    Paperback – 2014-12-19
    CRC Press

  • Religion in Evolution (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. B. Jevons

    First published in 1906, these four lectures were originally delivered in the Vacation Term for Biblical Study at Cambridge. Evidence is derived from the native tribes of Australia in particular, whom Jevons compares for his discussion. The first lecture considers whether religion has evolved from,…

    Hardback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge Revivals

  • Evolution (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. B. Jevons

    First published in 1900, this philosophical essay on Evolution questions how the acceptance of Evolution as scientific should influence the thoughts and actions of humankind from the perspective of morality and moral conduct. In his discussion, Frank B. Jevons deals with such subjects as pessimism…

    Hardback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mountains

    Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives

    By James Fargo Balliett

    Always awe-inspiring, mountainous areas contain hundreds of millions of years of history, stretching back to the earliest continental landforms. This book shows how mountains are characterized by their distinctive geological, ecological, and biological conditions. Often, they are so large that they…

    Paperback – 2014-05-14

  • Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities

    Edited by Jodi Frawley, Iain McCalman

    Research from a humanist perspective has much to offer in interrogating the social and cultural ramifications of invasion ecologies. The impossibility of securing national boundaries against accidental transfer and the unpredictable climatic changes of our time have introduced new dimensions and…

    Paperback – 2014-02-24
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Evolution: The Basics

    By Sherrie Lyons

    Evolution: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the history, development and science of the theory of evolution. Beginning pre-Darwin and concluding with the latest research and controversies, readers are introduced to the origins of the idea of evolution, the ways in which it has developed…

    Paperback – 2011-06-02
    The Basics

  • Nature and Sociology

    By Tim Newton

    This book engages with, and contests, the ‘new sociology of nature’. It moves beyond existing debates by presenting new social theory and working across current fields of interest, addressing the debate on new genetics and genomics, taking human biology seriously, and the issues of…

    Paperback – 2007-07-26

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