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

Author: Michael Charles Boulter
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA : Distributed by Publishers Group West [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the life of Charles Darwin after he returned from his expedition on the "HMS Beagle," and moved into the Down House in Kent, England, where he began his work on "On the Origin of Species," and describes the importance of the garden and surrounding environment in Darwin's life.
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Charles Boulter
ISBN: 9781582434711 1582434719 9781582435589 1582435588
OCLC Number: 234437968
Description: xvii, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 --
Part 2.
Responsibility: Michael Boulter.
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Examines the life of Charles Darwin after he returned from his expedition on the "HMS Beagle," and moved into the Down House in Kent, England, where he began his work on "On the Origin of Species," and describes the importance of the garden and surrounding environment in Darwin's life.

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"Reveals the man of his time as well as the scientific thinker far ahead of it." --Publishers Weekly "[A]n absorbing book. From the primroses and hot house at Down House, [Boulter] leads us on a Read more...

 
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