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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 Monte Reel

Between Man and Beast

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Rick Waltonsmith (05/07/15)

Good book, bad title
This is a biography of an important but obscure explorer named Paul Du Chaillu. In the mid-nineteenth century, the era of Darwin, Livingstone and African exploration, Du Chaillu introduced the gorilla to British eyes and ears with his daring exploration of Gabon in western equatorial Africa. It reads like a novel, and covers his 2 African adventures; but not his later delving into Nordic countries and cultures. The biography is a vehicle to discuss the racial biases at the core of European values, the justifications for slavery; and how Darwin's theories were used to support those values.
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