Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm

Book Cover
Average Rating
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
9CD's - Unabridged. 639mins playing time. Read By: Bob Walter
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 329e6b71-62db-5213-7a49-d7eac8eacb61
Grouping Title between man and beast an unlikely explorer the evolution debates and the african adventure that took
Grouping Author reel monte
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-02-21 22:46:00PM
Last Indexed 2020-02-22 00:04:42AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Monte Reel
author_display Monte Reel
display_description The unbelievably riveting adventure of an unlikely young explorer who emerged from the jungles of Africa with evidence of a mysterious, still mythical beast—the gorilla—only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day: Darwin's theory of evolution

In 1856 Paul Du Chaillu marched into the equatorial wilderness of West Africa determined to bag an animal that, according to legend, was nothing short of a monster. When he emerged three years later, the summation of his efforts only hinted at what he'd experienced in one of the most dangerous regions on earth. Armed with an astonishing collection of zoological specimens, Du Chaillu leapt from the physical challenges of the jungle straight into the center of the biggest issues of the time—the evolution debate, racial discourse, the growth of Christian fundamentalism—and helped push each to unprecedented intensities. He experienced instant celebrity, but with that fame came whispers—about his past, his credibility, and his very identity—which would haunt the young man. Grand in scope, immediate in detail, and propulsively readable, Between Man and Beast brilliantly combines Du Chaillu's personal journey with the epic tale of a world hovering on the sharp edge of transformation.
format_category_school Audio Books
format_school eAudiobook
id 329e6b71-62db-5213-7a49-d7eac8eacb61
isbn 9780385362641
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:1ba8fa4c-29e9-4a52-b090-1d444f7e49c4 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
last_indexed 2020-02-22T06:04:42.095Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
primary_isbn 9780385362641
publishDate 2013
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:1ba8fa4c-29e9-4a52-b090-1d444f7e49c4 eAudiobook Audio Books English Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2013
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:1ba8fa4c-29e9-4a52-b090-1d444f7e49c4 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
title_display Between Man and Beast
title_full Between Man and Beast An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm
title_short Between Man and Beast
title_sub An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography