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Darwin's Origin of species : a biography

Author: E J Browne
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2008], ©2006.
Series: Books that changed the world (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Darwin's foremost biographer, historian Janet Browne, delivers an accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human. A sensation on its publication in 1859, The Origin of Species profoundly shocked Victorian readers by calling into question the belief in a Creator with its description of evolution through natural selection. And Darwin's seminal work is nearly as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Browne
ISBN: 9780802143464 0802143466 0871139537 9780871139535 0802118240 9780802118240
OCLC Number: 206790912
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in hardback in 2006 by Atlantic Books"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 174 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
"A theory by which to work" --
Publication --
Controversy --
Legacy.
Series Title: Books that changed the world (New York, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Origin of species
Responsibility: Janet Browne.

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In her illuminating history of "On the Origin of Species," Browne, Charles Darwins foremost biographer, shows why it can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published. What emerges is a  Read more...

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"Browne shows great respect for the purity of Darwin's intellectual, moral, and spiritual endeavors. She believes in, and conveys, the lasting power of his legacy--to science and to human culture." Read more...

 
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