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In this richly detailed novel based on the life of Syms Covington, Charles Darwin's hard-working shipboard assistant and later his house-servant, Roger McDonald shines a light on a man forgotten by history, capturing the breathtaking excitement of the historic voyage of the Beagle and brilliantly illuminating the scientific, religious, and social controversies that exploded around Darwin's watershed theories.

As "Darwin's shooter, " Covington collected and preserved invaluable specimens; as the scientist's clerk in London, was he the first man to grasp the full import of their research — the seeds of Darwin's theory of natural selection? Twenty years later, Covington awaits his copy of The Origin of Species with mixed emotions. Embittered by Darwin's failure to acknowledge him, he is also profoundly troubled by his own role in the discoveries that subverted sacred doctrines and shook the Victorian worldview to its very foundation.

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Aboard the HMS "Beagle, " 15-year-old Syms Covington enters the service of Charles Darwin, shooting and collecting hundreds of specimens for his "gent, " specimens that become fundamental to the formation of Darwin's theory of evolution.

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ISBN:
9780140288599
Author:
McDonald, Roger
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
MacDonald, Roger
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Darwin, Charles
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-484
Publication Date:
20000201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.99x5.09x.74 in. .60 lbs.

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