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Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

David A. West


Darwin’s Man in Brazil is a scientific biography of Fritz Müller that presents relevant familial, institutional, methodological, philosophical, and political backgrounds for understanding Müller’s career. It emphasizes Müller’s central importance to the development of evolutionary biology between 1860 and 1890 and West’s striking claim that, among Darwin’s correspondents, Müller was Darwin’s closest intellectual kin. In the 1840s Müller had excellent training in Germany in anatomy, botany, marine biology, natural history, physiology, and zoology. A free thinker who refused to sign the Christia ... More

Keywords: biology, Fritz Müller, Charles Darwin, nineteenth century, evolutionary biology, natural history, tropical biology, evolutionary theory, natural selection, botany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062600
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. West, author