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Darwin's garden : Down House and the origin of species

Author: Michael Charles Boulter
Publisher: London : Constable, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing Darwin's garden to the present day, Boulter unfolds a shining portrait of the formation of one of England's greatest thinkers and his relationship with the place he loved and shows how his experiments that he conducted over 150 years ago are still revealing new proofs and revelations as we continue to search for the origins of life."--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Charles Boulter
ISBN: 9781845295998 1845295994
OCLC Number: 222161860
Description: xvii, 251 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Down House --
A new garden at Down House --
A slow start at Down --
The tree of life --
Entanglements --
Pigeons, primroses and a horse's tooth --
Actions out of quietness --
Exploring the gradual --
The holly and the ivy --
The rise and fall of Mendel's genetics --
Orchids become hopeful monsters --
Modern ideas about vertebrate evolution --
'A most perplexing phenomenon' --
Origins of life --
The unweeded garden.
Responsibility: Michael Boulter.

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