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BETWEEN MAN AND BEAST An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World By Storm

by | Read by Bob Walter

Biography & Memoir • 10.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

"Do gorillas have a strong resemblance to man, or do they not?" This is the question anthropologist Paul B. Du Chaillu intended to answer through his African journey in search of the elusive gorilla in the late 1850s. It also fueled Charles Darwin's theories and the ensuing debate over evolution. Bob Walter's voice gently sets the scenes in a true story told with novel-like detail. Listeners will find themselves exploring in Africa, watching a church rise in London, or attending a P.T. Barnum exhibition. Without becoming overly dramatic, Walter draws listeners into a story that covers a myriad of topics--from pre-Civil War racist arguments to Du Chaillu's mysterious life. At times, the actual discovery of the gorilla seems secondary to the hoopla surrounding it. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2013

DD ISBN 9780385362627 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2013

CD ISBN 9780385362634 $45.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780385362641 $85.50

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