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Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

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A sensation on its publication in 1859, The Origin of Species profoundly shocked Victorian readers by calling into question the belief in a Creator with its description of evolution through natural selection. And Darwin's seminal work is nearly as controversial today. In her illuminating study, award-winning biographer Janet Browne delves into the long genesis of Darwin's theories, from his readings as a university student and his five-year voyage on the Beagle, to his debates with contemporaries and experiments in his garden. She explores the shock to Darwin when he read of competing scientists' similar discoveries and the wide and immediate impact of Darwin's theories on the world. As one of the launch titles in the Atlantic Monthly Press's Books That Changed the World series, Browne's history takes readers inside The Origin of Species and shows why it can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published.

Synopsis:

Charles Darwin's foremost biographer, Janet Browne, delivers a vivid and accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human.

About the Author

Josephine Bailey was born in England and trained in performing arts at the Corona Academy in London. As a child, Josephine appeared in many feature films before going on to become a professional dancer. Returning to her love of acting has led to her recent performances for Hanna Barbera, Walt Disney and Nickleodeon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400103881
Author:
Browne, Janet
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Bailey, Josephine
Read:
Bailey, Josephine
Author:
Browne, E. Janet
Author:
Bailey, Josephine
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Darwin, Charles
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Series:
Books That Changed the World
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.3 lb
Media Run Time:
270

Related Subjects

Biography » Science and Technology
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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