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Seeing Is Believing?

Science  06 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5821, pp. 54-55
DOI: 10.1126/science.1141442

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Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture. By Jonathan Smith. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006. 374 pp. $100, £60. ISBN 9780521856904. Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture.

Smith explores how Darwin used images to support his scientific claims as well as the cultural influence of his evolutionary explanation for beauty.