ISBN13:978-0195120288 ISBN10: 0195120280 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0195089967 ISBN10: 0195089960
Summary: On the Origin of Species, published in 1858, transformed mankind's view of the world and made Charles Darwin one of the most controversial figures in science. This biography begins much earlier with his long search for a career, his five-year voyage around the world on the Beagle, and the decades-long intellectual journey he made in his study and garden. This new biography looks at the person whose earth-shaking discoveries and ideas remain as exciting and interestin
Summary: On the Origin of Species, published in 1858, transformed mankind's view of the world and made Charles Darwin one of the most controversial figures in science. This biography begins much earlier with his long search for a career, his five-year voyage around the world on the Beagle, and the decades-long intellectual journey he made in his study and garden. This new biography looks at the person whose earth-shaking discoveries and ideas remain as exciting and interesting as today's headlines. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Year Published: 1996 International: No
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Stefoff, Rebecca :
Rebecca Stefoff has written more than 50 books for young adults, specializing in geography and biography. She earned her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Portland, Oregon.
"Budding evolutionary biologists will welcome this thoroughly researched biography, which emphasizes Darwin's tremendous influence in scientific, social, and political spheres."
"Stefoff is an excellent, lucid writer... This delightful little book is quite accessible to readers with little background in biology... Young readers will inevitably learn something about evolution..."
--Quarterly Review of Biology
"A lucid, lively, systematic account of [Darwin's] two great journeys--one physical, one intellectual--and the modern course of the controversy he sparked."
"Not only an excellent biography but also a fine introduction to evolutionary biology.... Well-captioned black-and-white archival photographs, reproductions, and drawings, a chronology, and two-or-three page sidebars all extend the text.... A well-written, thoroughly engaging biography."
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