Darwin in Ilkley, Paperback


When the "Origins of Species" was published on 24 November 1859, its author, Charles Darwin, was near the end of a nine-week stay in the remote Yorkshire village of Ilkley.

He had come for the 'water cure' - a regime of cold baths and wet sheets - and for relaxation.

But he used his time in Ilkley to shore up support, through extensive correspondence, for the extraordinary theory that the "Origin" would put before the world: evolution by natural selection.

In "Darwin in Ilkley", Mike Dixon and Gregory Radick bring to life Victorian Ilkley and the dramas of body and mind that marked Darwin's visit.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780752452838



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