Tag Archives: Louis Agassiz

thoreau: ways with the wild

…Thoreau’s way with wildlife continually astonished his visitors. Mrs. Edwin Bigelow once said of him: Henry would tell all to sit absolutely quiet and close together- then he would go forward cautiously, sprinkle crumbs before them and then retreating, seat … Continue reading

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Darwin: cchh..chch…changes

…Of course, Darwin’s theory was not immediately accepted by all scientists, either; in England its opponents were lead by Sir Richard Owen, superintendent of the natural history department of the British Museum, while in America the chief protagonists for and … Continue reading

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