The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
"Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewTwenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" ... show more
"Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewTwenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of On the Origin of Species. Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.
Publish date: July 17th 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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The Reluctant Mr Darwinmp3fraudionon-fictionsciencesautumn 2012partial biographyhistoryI know, there are lies, lies and lies, and then there are statistics; unhappily though, it is very scary the number of Americans who do not go along with materialistic evolution.Is there room for yet another book ...
I felt as though Charles Darwin was a personal acquaintance of mine by the time I finished this book. It is a very readable and colorfully written study of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. It focuses on the period just after Darwin’s work aboard the Beagle, and sheds light on his work habits...