Figure 1: Samuel Wilberforce as photographed by C. L. Dodgson in 1860

by Joseph Farrell. A solid work which, though presented as a very general series of historical and cultural facts and observations, is a very good complement to guide books and even to more detailed histories of Sicily (see the following sections). It is also a useful if you are seeking an outline indicating information relative to various historians, visitors and expert commentators.

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by Norman Lewis. A distinct departure from the "chic lit" of the other books reviewed in this section (above), this is a series of experiences over many years by a gentleman who knows the island as well as any foreigner ever could. Plenty of history, culture and insight. Book has a detailed index.


Figure 5: Robert Chambers, c. 1863

There was no such thing as the Huxley-Wilberforce debate, and this is an essay about it.

Secord, James A. Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2000. Print.


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Livingstone, David N. “Myth 17. That Huxley Defeated Wilberforce in Their Debate over Evolution and Religion.” Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion. Ed. Ronald L. Numbers. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2009. 152-60. Print.

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Jensen, J. Vernon. “Return to the Huxley-Wilberforce Debate.” British Journal for the History of Science 21 (1988): 161-79. JSTOR. Web. 30 Aug. 2012.

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James, Frank A. J. L. “An ‘Open Clash between Science and the Church’?: Wilberforce, Huxley and Hooker on Darwin at the British Association, Oxford, 1860.” Science and Beliefs: From Natural Philosophy to Natural Science, 1700-1900. Ed. David M. Knight and Matthew D. Eddy. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. 171-93. Print.

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Huxley, Leonard. Life and Letters of Joseph Dalton Hooker. 2 vols. London: Murray, 1918. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 16 Aug. 2012.

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Gould, Stephan Jay. “Knight Takes Bishop?” Natural History May 1986: 18+. Print. Rpt. in Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History. New York: Norton, 1991. 385-401. Print.