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Darwin By John Van Wyhe

Darwin
by John Van Wyhe

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Provides an overview of Charles Darwin's life and theory of evolution. This work traces Darwin's life from his childhood in Shrewsbury through his education before his life-changing voyage on board HMS Beagle as a naturalist. It explains his great work, "On the Origin of Species", as well as his many other revolutionary works.
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Darwin: The Story of the Man and His Theories of Evolution by John Van Wyhe

"Darwin" provides an unparalleled overview of the great scientist's life and theory of evolution. The story opens with the little-known discoveries before Darwin and then traces Darwin's life from his childhood in Shrewsbury through his education before his life-changing voyage on board HMS Beagle as a naturalist. His great work, "On the Origin of Species" is clearly explained, as well as Darwin's many other revolutionary works. This book is lavishly illustrated with original illustrations and features over 27 illuminating items of facsimile memorabilia, including: handwritten notebooks, diary entries and letters, drafts, notes, sketches and maps that reveal the very fabric of Darwin's life and work.

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About John Van Wyhe


Dr John van Wyhe is a renowned lecturer and is an historian of science at the University of Cambridge, specializing in Charles Darwin. He is the founder and Director of The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online, Bye-Fellow of Christ's College and Member of Council for the British Society for the History of Science. Dr van Wyhe is currently co-editing a volume of Darwin's field notebooks and a volume of his shorter publications. He has written for The Guardian, New Scientist, USA Today and The Independent. He lives in Cambridge.

Table of Contents


Imprint; Contents and Introduction; The Abyss of Time; The Abundance of Nature; Charles Darwin - Born a naturalist: 1809-25; Edinburgh University: 1825-27; University of Cambridge: 1827-31; The Voyage of the Beagle: 1831-36; Eastern South America: 1831; Don Carlos, So Much of a Gaucho: 1832; Fossil Discoveries: 1832; Tierra del Fuego and the Shock of the Savage: 1832; Western South America: 1833-34; The Galapagos Islands - the True Story: 1835; Across the Pacific and Around the World: 1835-36; To Marry or not to Marry?: 1837-39; Journal of Researches: 1838-43; Zoology of the Beagle: 1838-43; Geology of the Beagle: 1838-43; At home with the Darwins: 1839-53; Putting the Puzzle Together: 1853-59; Barnacles: 1853; On the Origin of Species: 1859; The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution: 1859-64; Orchids: 1862; Variation: 1868; The Powers of Plants: 1868; The Descent of Man and The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals: 1871-1872; The Sage of Downe and the Study of Worms: 1881-82; Darwin's Death and Legacy: 1882 - present; Index; Credits; Further Reading.

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GOR003109009
Darwin: The Story of the Man and His Theories of Evolution by John Van Wyhe
John Van Wyhe
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Welbeck Publishing Group
2008-09-01
64
0233002510
9780233002514
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