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Charles and Emma : the Darwins' leap of faith

Author: Deborah Heiligman
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Charles Darwin published 'The origin of species, ' his revolutionary treatise on evolution, in 1859. Even today, the theory of evolution creates tension between the scientific and religious communities. This same debate raged within Darwin himself and played an important part in his marriage: Emma's faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on his controversial theory. His wife's religious convictions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Emma Wedgwood Darwin; Charles Darwin; Emma Wedgwood Darwin; Charles Darwin; Emma Wedgwood Darwin; Charles Darwin; Emma Wedgwood Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 9780805087215 0805087214
OCLC Number: 192082404
Notes: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2010.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2010.
YALSA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Winner, 2010.
Target Audience: 1020
Description: 268 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Better than a dog --
Rat catching --
Conceal your doubts --
Where doors and windows stand open --
Little Miss Slip-Slop --
The next world --
The sensation of fear --
A leap --
A busy man --
Melancholy thoughts --
A whirl of noise and motion --
Heavy baggage, blazing fires --
Definition of happiness --
Pregnant thoughts --
Little animalcules --
Down in the country --
Sudden deaths --
Barnacles and babies --
Doing custards --
A fretful child --
God only know the issue --
A dear and good child --
Against the rules --
Terrible suffering --
the origins of "The Origin." --
Dependent on each other in so complex a manner --
What the Lord hath delivered --
Feeling, not reasoning --
Such a noise --
Mere trickery --
Warmth to the end --
Happy is the man --
Unasked questions --
So much to worship --
Acknowledgments --
Family tree --
Source notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Deborah Heiligman.
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"Charles Darwin published 'The origin of species, ' his revolutionary treatise on evolution, in 1859. Even today, the theory of evolution creates tension between the scientific and religious communities. This same debate raged within Darwin himself and played an important part in his marriage: Emma's faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on his controversial theory. His wife's religious convictions made him rethink how the world would receive his ideas"--Publisher description.

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