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REEF MADNESS: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The tragic story of the father of oceanography. Nature writer Dobbs (The Great Gulf, not reviewed) examines an obscure side battle in the 19th-century war of words between empirical science and creationism. The dispute between Alexander Agassiz and Charles Darwin over how coral reefs form has an unexpected twist: Darwin was in the corner of shoddy reasoning, while Agassiz, son of Darwin's great ... Read full review

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