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Darwin's Ark


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Preface to the Paperback EditionI. Giants in the Earth
The Skeletons of Dreams
Nostalgie de la Boue
State of NatureII. The Rust of Civilizations
The Hand-Ax
Darwin on Fourteenth Street
In Andalucia
"Black-Footed Ferret Endangered"
Reading Our Times
After the Faith-HealingsIII. Animals Tame and Animals Feral
1. The Ant
2. The Worm
3. The Rabbit
4. The Booby and the Noddy
5. The Dog
6. The Gossamer
Mr. Extinction, Meet Ms. Survival
Darwin's Ark
1. Gaminophobia
2. Mortiphobia
3. Shamanophobia
4. Locophobia
5. Bacardophobia
6. Phobiophobia
1. Waldorf-Astoria Euphoria
2. Peoria Euphoria
3. Hunkydoria Euphoria
How Evolution Came to Indiana
So Full of a Number of ThingsIV. In the Caves of Childhood
How My Light Is Spent
Staying Awake with Darwin
The Descent of Man
Sexual Selection
"Sea Otter Survival Assured"
On the Beagle
The Voyage Home

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The world of Charles Darwin imagined in poetry and art

About the Author

Philip Appleman is Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, author of seven volumes of poetry and three novels, including Apes and Angels, and editor of the Norton critical edition Darwin. He lives in East Hampton, New York. Rudy Pozzatti is Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington. His artwork is on display in prominent museum collections around the world. He has had frequent one-man shows and has won countless prizes, special print commissions, and awards for his work. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.


"Philip Appleman has captured the elusive themes of Darwin's worldview and translated them into items of beauty that also provoke thought." Stephen J. Gould, author of Parnassus "A very important ... work of art, incorporating a high degree of scientific intelligence with beauty and wit." Kurt Vonnegut, novelist "A beautiful marriage of word and image - and of intelligence and passion." Ursula LeGuin, novelist

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