Darwin for beginners

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Pantheon Books, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining." -- Newsday aking us through the upheavals in biological thought which made The Origins of Species possible, Jonathan Miller introduces us to that odd revolutionary, Charles Darwin -- a remarkably timid man who spent most of his life in seclusion; a semi-invalid riddled with doubts, fearing the controversy his theories might unleash; yet also the man who finally undermined belief in God's creation. Along the way we meet a fascinating cast of characters: Darwin's scientific predecessors, his contemporaries (including Alfred Russell Wallace, whose anticipation of natural selection forced Darwin to publish), his opponents, and his successors whose work in modern genetics provided necessary modifications to Darwin's own work. Splendidly illustrated, this clever, witty, highly informative book is the perfect introduction to Darwin's life and thought.

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Review: Darwin for Beginners (Introducing Series)

User Review  - Mike Prochot - Goodreads

What an awesome little book. Puts Darwin's theories into the perspective of his time and the theories of others who preceded his work and explains what the hoopla was all about. Helps to clarify in a ... Read full review

Review: Darwin for Beginners (Introducing Series)

User Review  - Addie - Goodreads

I could have done without some of the illustrations but overall a great book that clearly explained the basics. Read full review


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