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Trials of the Monkey

An Accidental Memoir

by Matthew Chapman

Paperback, 367 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $19 |


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The great-great grandson of Charles Darwin leaves his high-pressure job as a Hollywood screenwriter to journey to Dayton, Tennessee, to revisit the site of the Scopes Trial that challenged the theory of evolution, an odyssey that is transformed into a exploration of faith, science, and his own life. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Darwin Descendant Reflects on Attacks on Evolution

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