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|Named Person:||Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ronald William Clark
|Description:||x, 449 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Ronald W. Clark.|
Table of Contents:
THE PREPOSTEROUS THEORY -- A young country gentleman -- The voyage of discovery -- Evolution of an idea -- The influence of Down -- The making of The Origin -- On the mystery of mysteries -- Darwinism takes root -- The Descent of Man -- DECLINE AND RECOVERY -- Diffusion and dissent -- Mathematical wine for biological bottles -- First answers to inheritance -- The fly room -- SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST -- Toward a new Darwinism: Development and repercussions -- The new synthesis develops -- Molecular biology takes over -- Old problems, new challenges.
"Ronald W. Clark has written a dual biography -- of a man, Charles Darwin, and of his idea, which remains as controversial now as it was 130 years ago. In outlining the changes that idea has gone through, the book reads like a detective story lasting more than a century. And it is a mystery that in many ways is just being unveiled." DUST JACKET