Darwin: A Graphic Biography : the Really Exciting and Dramatic Story of a Man who Mostly Stayed at Home and Wrote Some Books

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Smithsonian Institution, 2013 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 96 pages
Darwin: A Graphic Biography is an inspiring expedition into the physical and intellectual adventures of Charles Darwin. Presenting Darwin's life in a smart and entertaining graphic novel, Darwin: A Graphic Biography attempts to not only educate the reader about Darwin but also the scientific world of the 1800s. The graphic medium is ideal for recreating a very specific time frame, succeeding in placing the reader right next to a young Darwin on a "beetling" expedition. With specimens in both hands, and anxious to get another, Darwin ends up stuffing the third beetle into his mouth. Darwin's life presented in this form is an inspirational tale for kids of all ages. They'll be sure to identify with a curious young Darwin finding his way on youthful adventures in the fields near his house. The ups, downs, and near-misses of Darwin's youth are portrayed honestly and without foreshadowing of his later fame. This is a key point for younger readers: that Darwin wasn't somehow predestined to greatness. He was curious, patient, and meticulous. He persevered--a great lesson about what science is all about.
 

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A serviceable graphic summary of Darwin's life and achievement, pegged somewhere between educational use for preteens and a primer for adult readers.The latest collaboration between writer Byrne and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
34
Section 3
45
Section 4
53
Section 5
55
Section 6
59
Section 7
60
Section 8
62
Section 10
70
Section 11
72
Section 12
73
Section 13
78
Section 14
85
Section 15
86
Section 16
89
Copyright

Section 9
65

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About the author (2013)

EUGENE BYRNE is a freelance journalist whose work focuses on history and has been published in many periodicals, including BBC History. Darwin: A Graphic Biography is the third historical graphic novel on which Byrne and illustrator Simon Gurr have collaborated.

SIMON GURR is a cartoonist and illustrator who has been producing web and print comics with a focus on educational illustration for more than twenty years.

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