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Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.
Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers.
 
Deborah Heiligman has written more than twenty books for children, most of them nonfiction, including three other biographies. She is married to Jonathan Weiner, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for The Beak of the Finch.
A National Book Award Finalist

Winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book

An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Nominee

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.

Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion.

"In this courtship and marriage biography, the author examines an unlikely but powerful bond between cousins, the Origins of the Species scientist and the religious devotee love of his life. Beginning with Darwin's 'to marry or not to marry' pro/con lists through Emma editing Charles' autobiography so that it would be less 'offensive,' the couple provided for each other sounding board, respected opposition, and beloved soulmate . . . The volume provides a unique blend of romance, scientific observations, explanations of medical practices prevalent in the early-nineteenth century, and opportunities to examine scientific discoveries and religious beliefs in detail."Patti Sylvester Spencer, VOYA

"The conflicts between science and religion are daunting subjects, but Deborah Heiligmans beautiful book Charles and Emma unravels all the complexity through the lives of two remarkable people. At its heart, Charles and Emma is a love storybut it is amazing how much you learn by the time you finish. I enjoyed every page."Professor Ari L. Goldman, Columbia University, author of The Search for God at Harvard

"I am a veteran biologist and a great fan of all the literature on Charles Darwin, including not only his own writings, but many splendid (and some not so splendid) biographies, including, of course, the two definitive volumes by Janet Browne.  I can say without hesitation that the Heiligman book . . . is not only among the very best, but it provides something new, which is quite an achievement in such a crowded field.  Her portrayal of their family life and their religious tensions is a genuine contribution . . . This is a book all biologists will want to know about."John Bonner, Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

"An outstanding book! Charles and Emma is a wonderfully and clearly written narrative. I liked everything about it, especially the science. Its accuracy is astounding . . . the reader feel[s] like they are there in the 19th century feeling all the joys and sorrows of this 'genius and giant of science' and his family. As a person who has studied and read extensively about Charles Darwin and his theories, I feel [this book] should be read by readers of all ages."Richard O'Grady, Science Education Consultant

"In 1838 Charles Darwin, then almost thirty, drew a line down the middle of a paper and listed the reasons for marrying on one side and the reasons for not marrying on the other. After much consideration, he opted for the former, and from his prospects he wisely chose his cousin, Emma, who was open-minded but devoutly religious. She supported her husband, even editing his work, but she feared for his eternal welfare should he follow his revolutionary theories to their logical end. Charles, in turn, was equally tortured, wanting to please his wife, wanting to believe in religion, but not at the expense of science. With great empathy and humor, Heiligmans lively narrative examines the life and legacy of Darwin through the unique lens of his domestic life, an inspired choice that helps us understand that for all the impact his theory would have on the world, nowhere did its consequences resonate so loudly as within the walls of his own home. Here is a timely, relevant book that works on several levels: as a history of science, as a biography, and, last but not least, as a romance. A bibliography, an index, and notes are appended."The Horn Book

"In this courtship and marriage biography, the author examines an unlikely but powerful bond between cousins, the Origins of the Species scientist and the religious devotee love of his life. Beginning with Darwin's 'to marry or not to marry' pro/con lists through Emma editing Charles' autobiography so that it would be less 'offensive,' the couple provided for each other sounding board, respected opposition, and beloved soulmate. Naturalist, voyager, and revolutionary thinker, Charles proved wrong his father's early concern: 'You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and your family.' Instead of being footnoted, the primary source quotations that abound are documented as end-of-book, source-notes. The author includes family trees and a selected bibliography . . . The volume provides a unique blend of romance, scientific observations, explanations of medical practices prevalent in the early-nineteenth century, and opportunities to examine scientific discoveries and religious beliefs in detail. The book might be of particular use in interdisciplinary course work."Patti Sylvester Spencer, VOYA

"This rich, insightful portrait of Charles and Emma Darwin's marriage explores a dimension of the naturalist's life that has heretofore been largely ignored. Emma was devoutly religious while Charles's agnosticism increased as he delved deeper into his studies of natural history, but they did not let this difference come between them. While unable to agree with Charles's theory that essentially eliminated God from the process of creation, Emma remained open-minded and supportive, even reading drafts of The Origin of Species and suggesting improvements. Using excerpts from correspondence, diaries and journals, Heiligman portrays a relationship ground

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Exploring Darwin's life after his momentous voyage, Deborah Heiligman looks at how his marriage intersected with his career. After carefully making a list of the pros and cons of marrying, he rushed headlong into the arms of his cousin Emma Wedgwood, who worried that Darwin's religious beliefs (or lack thereof) might keep them apart in the afterlife. Darwin struggled with his views on God as well as... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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A multiple award-winning and beautifully written exploration of Charles Darwins life as husband, father, and scientist.

Synopsis:

Catherine Reef takes an intimate peek at Austenand#8217;s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austenand#8217;s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Janeand#8217;s own workand#8212;and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index.

Synopsis:

In a riveting biography that reads like a crime novel,and#160;Sibert Medalist and Newbery-Honor winner Susan Campbell Bartoletti uncovers the true story of Mary Mallon,and#160;a.k.a. Typhoid Mary, one of the most notorious and misunderstood women in American history.

Synopsis:

What happens when a personand#39;s reputation has been forever damaged? In this riveting biography of Mary Mallon, the Sibert medalist and Newbery Honor winner Susan Bartoletti looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Maryandrsquo;s controversial life. How she was treated by medical and legal officials reveals a lesser-known story of human and constitutional rights, entangled with the science of pathology and enduring questions about who Mary Mallon really was. How did her name become synonymous with deadly disease? And who is really responsible for the lasting legacy of Typhoid Mary?

Synopsis:

Jane Austenand#8217;s popularity never seems to fade. She has hordes of devoted fans, and there have been numerous adaptations of her life and work. But who was Jane Austen? The writer herself has long remained a mystery. And despite the resonance her work continues to have for teens, there has never been a young adult trade biography on Austen.and#160;

Catherine Reef changes that with this highly readable account. She takes an intimate peek at Austenand#8217;s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austenand#8217;s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Janeand#8217;s own workand#8212;and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index.

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About the Author

Deborah Heiligman has written more than twenty books for children, most of them nonfiction, including three other biographies. She is married to Jonathan Weiner, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for The Beak of the Finch.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805087215
Subtitle:
A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America
Author:
Heiligman, Deborah
Author:
Reef, Catherine
Author:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
England
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Darwin, Charles
Subject:
Naturalists - England
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Science & Nature - History of Science
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20150804
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 page glossy photo insert
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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Charles and Emma (09 Edition) Used Hardcover
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Product details 208 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805087215 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A multiple award-winning and beautifully written exploration of Charles Darwins life as husband, father, and scientist.
"Synopsis" by , Catherine Reef takes an intimate peek at Austenand#8217;s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austenand#8217;s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Janeand#8217;s own workand#8212;and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index.
"Synopsis" by ,

In a riveting biography that reads like a crime novel,and#160;Sibert Medalist and Newbery-Honor winner Susan Campbell Bartoletti uncovers the true story of Mary Mallon,and#160;a.k.a. Typhoid Mary, one of the most notorious and misunderstood women in American history.

"Synopsis" by ,
What happens when a personand#39;s reputation has been forever damaged? In this riveting biography of Mary Mallon, the Sibert medalist and Newbery Honor winner Susan Bartoletti looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Maryandrsquo;s controversial life. How she was treated by medical and legal officials reveals a lesser-known story of human and constitutional rights, entangled with the science of pathology and enduring questions about who Mary Mallon really was. How did her name become synonymous with deadly disease? And who is really responsible for the lasting legacy of Typhoid Mary?
"Synopsis" by , Jane Austenand#8217;s popularity never seems to fade. She has hordes of devoted fans, and there have been numerous adaptations of her life and work. But who was Jane Austen? The writer herself has long remained a mystery. And despite the resonance her work continues to have for teens, there has never been a young adult trade biography on Austen.and#160;

Catherine Reef changes that with this highly readable account. She takes an intimate peek at Austenand#8217;s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austenand#8217;s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Janeand#8217;s own workand#8212;and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index.

and#160;

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