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Author Reel, Monte
Title Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer, the evolution debates, and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm / Monte Reel
Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2013
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DT356.D88 R44 2013    AVAILABLE    30610020419883
Edition 1st ed
Descript xiv, 331 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-314) and index
Documents the story of mid-19th-century explorer Paul Du Chaillu, who after three years in the equatorial wilderness of West Africa emerged with definitive proof of the existence of the mythical gorilla, only to be swept up by the heated debate about Darwin's theory of evolution
Destiny -- A new obsession -- Hanno's wake -- Drawing lines -- American dreams -- To slide into brutish immorality -- An awkward homecoming -- "Unfriends" -- Fever dreams -- Between men and apes -- Maps and legends -- A lion in London -- The man-eaters -- D.O.A -- Spirit of the damned -- Origins -- In the city of wonders -- Fighting words -- The boulevard of broken dreams -- The inner circle -- The unveiling -- The great white hunter -- Into the whirlwind -- Three motives -- The gorilla war -- The squire's gambit -- The gorilla in the pulpit -- Mrs. Grundy and the Cannibal Club -- "Evidence of a spurious origin" -- Shadows of the past -- Black and white -- The impostors -- Shortcuts to glory -- The wager -- The re-invention -- Damaged goods -- The boldest venture -- The armies of the plague -- Running for their lives -- The jury of his peers -- Accidental victories -- The explorer -- No-man's land
Subject Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903
Explorers -- Gabon
Hunters -- Gabon
Gabon -- Description and travel
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