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Author Clark, Constance Areson, 1949-

Title God -- or gorilla : images of evolution in the jazz age / Constance Areson Clark.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  569.909042 C547g 2008    ---  Available
Description xvi, 289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Medicine, science, and religion in historical context
Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-280) and index.
Contents The cave man and the strenuous life -- The museum in the modern Babylon -- Nineteen twenty-two or thereabouts -- Saving the phenomena -- Unlikely infidels -- Stooping to conquer, and a hall full of elephants -- The pictures in our heads -- Scientists and the monkey trial -- Redeeming the caveman, and the irreverent funny pages.
Summary "Set against the backdrop of the Jazz Age, this book explores the efforts of biologists to explain evolution to a confused and conflicted public during the 1920s. Focusing on the use of images and popularization, Constance Clark shows how scientists and anti-evolutionists deployed schematics, cartoons, photographs, sculptures, and paintings to win the battle for public acceptance."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Human beings -- Origin.
Human evolution -- Public opinion.
Human evolution -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Art and science.
Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780801888250 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801888255 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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