A look at the life of this incredible man, from his birth, his ground-breaking publications and far-flung travels, Darwinism and his theories on evolution, all the way to his final days.
Darwin takes a look at the life of this incredible man, from his birth, his ground-breaking publications and far-flung travels, Darwinism and his theories on evolution, all the way to his final days. Over 160 stunning images and illustrations are included within Darwin, ranging from personal diary entries (such as those he made when deciding whether to marry or not), letters and handwritten notes, as well as sketches from Darwin's famous works.
Revealing the famous scientist's life in compelling detail, Darwin covers not only his scientific career and On the Origin of Species but his personal struggles also, allowing us to see what truly made the man.
Dr John van Wyhe is an historian of science at the University of Cambridge. 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 lives in Cambridge.
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 the Emotions in Man and Animals: 1871-1872 * The Sage of Down and the Study of Worms: 1881-82 * Darwin's Death and Legacy: 1882-present * Index * Credits * Further Reading.