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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity

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Dr Erasmus Darwin seemed an innocuous Midlands physician, a respectable stalwart of eighteenth-century society. But there was another side to him. Botanist, inventor, Lunar inventor and popular poet, Darwin was internationally renowned for breathtakingly long poems explaining his theories about sex and science. Yet he become a target for the political classes, the victim of a sustained and vitriolic character assassination by London's most savage satirists. Intrigued, prize-winning historian Patricia Fara set out to ...

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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity
2020, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198848547

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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity
2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199582662

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