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Darwin and the Barnacle: The Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough

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A scientific detective story that illuminates the remarkable saga of Darwin's greatest achievement. Pairing Charles Darwin and a rare species of barnacle as her unlikely protagonists, Rebecca Stott has written an absorbing work of history that guides readers through the treacherous shoals of nineteenth-century biology. Beginning her scientific detective story in the 1820s, even before Darwin's Beagle voyage, Stott examines the mystery of why Darwin waited over two decades between formulating his pivotal theory of natural selection and publishing it. Lavishly illustrated, filled with riddles and concepts that challenge our notion of Victorian science, Darwin and the Barnacle is a thrilling account of how genius proceeds through indirection--and how one small item of curiosity contributed to history's most spectacular scientific breakthrough.

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"In ...ideas light up like matches on each page."--John Leonard,

About the Author

Rebecca Stott is a writer, academic, and radio broadcaster. She is an affiliated scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325713
Author:
Stott, Rebecca
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.76 lb

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