The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

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Everyone has heard of Darwinism, but few are familiar with Darwin the man. Here we have the story of his life told by the man himself. Charles Darwin's autobiographical recollections were written for his children - without any thought that they would ever be published and reveal a humble man who preferred the companionship and counsel of his family to that of the eminent scientists who surrounded him. This gentle self-portrait provides a unique insight into the beliefs and principles of the moral man whose theories on evolution shook the foundations of traditional religion.
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin also includes Reminiscences of My Father's Everyday Life, by Sir Francis Darwin, exploring Charles Darwin's views on religion.

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Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

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