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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries)

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Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of On the Origin of Species. Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.

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"Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--

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'"Wonderfully written...as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."'"Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review n

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"Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of . Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.

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' Lawrence Hill is the author of the novels Any Known Blood and Some Great Thing and of the nonfiction work The Deserter's Tale(with Joshua Key). He lives in Ontario, Canada.'

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estherd, February 4, 2008 (view all comments by estherd)
This is a wonderful book...easily read and understood. David Quammen trades our misconception of the word "Darwinian" for great insight into the man that Charles Darwin was and the contribution that he gave to science. In case you couldn't tell, I HIGHLY recommend this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393329957
Author:
Quammen, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Quammen, David
Author:
Hill, Lawrence
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Darwin, Charles
Subject:
Naturalists - England
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Great Discoveries
Series Volume:
An Intimate Portrait
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.9 in 0.485 lb

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Product details 304 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393329957 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--
"Synopsis" by , '"Wonderfully written...as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."'"Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review n

'

"Synopsis" by , "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of . Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.
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