Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man
Two hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 1809), this thoroughly illustrated, yet concise biography reveals the great scientist as husband, father, and friend.
Tim M. Berra, whose "Darwin: The Man" lectures are in high demand worldwide, tells the fascinating story of the person and the idea that changed everything. Berra discusses Darwin’s revolutionary scientific work, its impact on modern-day biological science, and the influence of Darwin’s evolutionary theory on Western thought. But Berra digs deeper to reveal Darwin the man by combining anecdotes with carefully selected illustrations and photographs.
This small gem of a book includes 20 color plates and 60 black-and-white illustrations, along with an annotated list of Darwin’s publications and a chronology of his life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartinBodek - LibraryThing
I am as fascinatied by the man as I am by his accomplishments. This book gives a nice concise summary of his qualities as a doting husband, caring father, curious scientist, thorough experimenter and relisher of thinking in quietude, qualities I'd love to emulate. Read full review
Charles DarwinUser Review - Rachel E - Borders
I just recently finished reading a great novel created by the author, Tim M. Berra. Before I read this book, I knew nothing of the great scientist and discoverer, Charles Darwin. This book had many ... Read full review
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2 A Privileged Youth
6 A Proposal
7 Life at Down House
11 Alfred Russel Wallace and The Origin
12 What Darwin Said
13 Darwins Bulldog
14 A Man of Enlarged Curiosity
15 Darwins Death