"Darwin" provides an unparalleled overview of the great scientist's life and theory of evolution. The story opens with the little-known discoveries before Darwin and then traces Darwin's life from his childhood in Shrewsbury through his education before his life-changing voyage on board HMS Beagle as a naturalist. His great work, "On the Origin of Species" is clearly explained, as well as Darwin's many other revolutionary works. This book is lavishly illustrated with original illustrations and features over 27 illuminating items of facsimile memorabilia, including: handwritten notebooks, diary entries and letters, drafts, notes, sketches and maps that reveal the very fabric of Darwin's life and work.
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Dr John van Wyhe is a renowned lecturer and is an historian of science at the University of Cambridge, specializing in Charles Darwin. He is the founder and Director of The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online, Bye-Fellow of Christ's College and Member of Council for the British Society for the History of Science. Dr van Wyhe is currently co-editing a volume of Darwin's field notebooks and a volume of his shorter publications. He has written for The Guardian, New Scientist, USA Today and The Independent. He lives in Cambridge.
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Book Description Andre Deutsch Ltd, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0233002510