The Resource Galapagos regained, James Morrow

Galapagos regained, James Morrow

Label
Galapagos regained
Title
Galapagos regained
Statement of responsibility
James Morrow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Galapagos Regained centers on the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin's estate, nurturing the strange birds, exotic lizards, and giant tortoises he brought back from his trip around the world. When Chloe gets wind of the Great God Contest, sponsored by the Percy Bysshe Shelley Society--£10,000 to the first petitioner who can prove or disprove the existence of a Supreme Being--she decides that Mr. Darwin's materialist theory of speciation might just turn the trick. (If Nature gave God nothing to do, maybe He was never around in the first place.) Before she knows it, her ambitions send her off on a wild adventure--a voyage by brigantine to Brazil, a steamboat trip up the Amazon, a hot-air balloon flight across the Andes--bound for the Galapagos archipelago, where she intends to collect the live specimens through which she might demonstrate evolutionary theory to the contest judges"--
Summary
Erstwhile actress Chloe Bathurst is hired to tend to Charles Darwin's private menagerie and appropriates her employer's unpublished theory of natural selection in an effort to win the strangest contest ever staged in Victorian Britain
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10392095
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Morrow, James
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O876
LC item number
G35 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Natural selection
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Voyages and travels
  • Island animals
  • Galapagos Islands
Target audience
adult
Label
Galapagos regained, James Morrow
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891494630
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9781250054012
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891494630
Label
Galapagos regained, James Morrow
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891494630
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9781250054012
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891494630

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