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James Andrew Secord (born 18 March 1953) is an American-born historian. He is a professor of history and philosophy of science within the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Christ's College. He is also the director (since 2006) of the project to publish the complete Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Secord is especially well-known for his award-winning work on the reception of the anonymous Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, a pioneering evolutionary book first published in 1844. ...more

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Principles of Geology

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Victorian Sensation: The Ex...

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Evolutionary Writings: Incl...

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Vestiges of the Natural His...

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3.79 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1844 — 130 editions
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Visions of Science: Books a...

3.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Darwin

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Controversy in Victorian Ge...

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“Every act of reading is an act of forgetting: the experience of reading is a palimpsest, in which each text partially covers those that came before. Those books that allow us to forget the most are accorded he authority of the classic.”
James A. Secord, Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation



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