Creator of American Science
By Christoph Irmscher
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547577678, 448pp.)
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
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A provocative new life restoring Agassiz--America's most famous natural scientist of the nineteenth century, inventor of the Ice Age, stubborn anti-Darwinist--to his glorious, troubling place in science and culture.
Christoph Irmscher, professor of English at Indiana University, is editor of the Library of America John James Audubon and author of Longfellow Redux, called "one of the most important books on Longfellow ever written" (Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club and editor of Dante's Inferno: The Longfellow Translation).