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Darwin for Beginners
Darwin for Beginners
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375714580
  • ISBN: 0375714588
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

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Miller, Jonathan, Van Loon, Borin

SUMMARY

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.Miller, Jonathan is the author of 'Darwin for Beginners', published 2003 under ISBN 9780375714580 and ISBN 0375714588.

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