Who Was Charles Darwin

Who Was Charles Darwin Author Deborah Hopkinson
ISBN-10 0448437643
Year 2005
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher
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Describes how Charles Darwin's passion for the natural world fueled his groundbreaking ideas on evolution and changed people's understanding of the natural world for years to come. Simultaneous.

Who Was Charles Darwin

Who Was Charles Darwin Author
ISBN-10 9780141369518
Year 2016-01-07
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Charles Darwin was the ground-breaking scientist whose theory of evolution changed our understanding of the natural world forever. But what do we really know of his life and work? In this concise and enjoyable biography, find out all about this fascinating man, who hated school as a boy but maintained a passion for discovery that saw him go on to become one of the most acclaimed naturalists of all time. Puffin's 'Who Was . . . ?' book series presents young readers with clear and accessible biographies of some of history's most renowned individuals.

Charles Darwin And the Evolution Revolution

Charles Darwin And the Evolution Revolution Author Rebecca Stefoff
ISBN-10 9780195120288
Year 1996-05-16
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Examines the personality as well as the thought process which led this naturalist to his discoveries which have helped shape our understanding of the natural world.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Author Andrew Norman
ISBN-10 9781629140742
Year 2013-11-20
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the “destroyer of mythical beliefs,” some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late December 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere, he could not have imagined that the experience would lead him to formulate a theory which would totally revolutionize the way in which we viewed the natural world. He did not come to his conclusions about the origin and evolution of all life on Earth quickly, though, for just as the living organisms to which his theory applied had evolved over millions of years, so his thinking evolved as his own life progressed. How did this thoughtful, methodical scientist come to have such an impact on his time—and on ours? These questions and more are what Andrew Norman seeks to answer in this biography of the author of The Origin of Species.

The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 9781605205656
Year 2008-12-01
Pages 532
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
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English scientist, naturalist, and geologist CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882) transformed our understanding of the planet and our place on it with his theory of evolution through natural selection. Much of the basis for his conceptual breakthrough was his research during the five-year journey he undertook on the HMS Beagle, an English exploratory vessel, which sailed South America and the South Pacific from 1831 to 1836. First published in 1839 under the title Journal and Remarks, this replica volume reproduces the 1845 second edition, originally called Journal of Researches. Enthralling both as a tale of travel adventure and as a naturalist's diary, The Voyage of the Beagle is even more fascinating for the hints it offers, from decades prior to Darwin's publication of 1859's On the Origin of Species, of the observations of the natural world and the thought processes that followed that would combine to revolutionize the field of biology.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Author Michael Ruse
ISBN-10 9781444301373
Year 2009-04-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The definitive work on the philosophical nature and impact of the theories of Charles Darwin, written by a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism. Broadly explores the theories of Charles Darwin and Darwin studies Incorporates much information about modern Biology Offers a comprehensive discussion of Darwinism and Christianity – including Creationism – by one of the leading authorities in the field Written in clear, concise, user-friendly language supplemented with quality illustrations Examines the status of evolutionary theory as a genuine theory and its implications for philosophy, epistemology and ethics Provides a strong understanding of the philosophical nature and impact of Darwin's thought Holds wide appeal for general audiences outside the world of academic philosophy Strongly supports Darwinism and fully explores modern naturalistic explanations of religion

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Author Peter J. Bowler
ISBN-10 0521566681
Year 1996-04-11
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Upon publication, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species excited much debate and controversy, challenging the foundations of Christianity, nonetheless underpinning the Victorian concept of progress. It still evokes powerful and contradictory responses today. Peter Bowler's study of Darwin's life, first published in 1990, combines biography and cultural history. Emphasizing in particular the impact of Darwin's work, he shows how Darwin's contemporaries were unable to appreciate precisely those aspects of his thinking that are considered scientifically important today. He also demonstrates that Darwin was a product of his time, but he also transcended it by creating an idea capable of being exploited by twentieth-century scientists and intellectuals who had very different values from his own.

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 0521590345
Year 2001-07-12
Pages 734
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Volume 12 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin provides the full authoritative texts of all known and available letters to and from Charles Darwin. The letters are accompanied by detailed explanatory footnotes and relevant supplementary materials, offering unparalleled insights into Darwin's experiments, thoughts, friendships, and family life. Volume 12 of this continuing series contains letters from 1864, when Darwin, despite continuing illness, was carrying out botanical experiments and working on his book, The Variation of Plants and Animals Under Domestication.

Charles Darwin s Natural Selection

Charles Darwin s Natural Selection Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 0521348072
Year 1987-11-26
Pages 708
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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An original, unpublished manuscript written before the Origin of Species which contains the references to journal articles and books that Darwin used in formulating his controversial ideas. This volume has been edited and annotated and includes a cross-indexing to the Origin.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Author E. Janet Browne
ISBN-10 0691114390
Year 2002
Pages 591
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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"Few lives of great men offer so much interest--and so many mysteries--as the life of Charles Darwin, the greatest figure of nineteenth-century science, whose ideas are still inspiring discoveries and controversies more than a hundred years after his death. Yet only now, with the publication of Voyaging, the first of two volumes that will constitute the definitive biography, do we have a truly vivid and comprehensive picture of Darwin as man and as scientist. Drawing upon much new material, supported by an unmatched acquaintance with both the intellectual setting and the voluminous sources, Janet Browne has at last been able to unravel the central enigma of Darwin's career: how did this amiable young gentleman, born into a prosperous provincial English family, grow into a thinker capable of challenging the most basic principles of religion and science? The dramatic story of Voyaging takes us from agonizing personal challenges to the exhilaration of discovery; we see a young, inquisitive Darwin gradually mature, shaping, refining, and finally setting forth the ideas that would at last fall upon the world like a thunderclap in The Origin of Species" -- back cover.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Author Margaret Jean Anderson
ISBN-10 0766027945
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Enslow Publishers, Inc.
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"Recounts the life and work of 19th century English naturalist Charles Darwin and includes related activities for the reader"--Provided by publisher.

Autobiography and Selected Letters

Autobiography and Selected Letters Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 0486204790
Year 1958
Pages 365
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the most powerful and revolutionary ideas in the history of mankind, the theory of evolution. It traces the development of this momentous idea in an autobiographical essay, letters, and notebook excerpts by the theory's originator.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Author Lance Workman
ISBN-10 9781137313232
Year 2013-10-30
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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There are few aspects of the modern world that remain untouched by Charles Darwin's legacy. His ideas have affected everything from science to religion, and have influenced debates about ethics, animal welfare and nature versus nurture. But who was Charles Darwin, and why has he remained such a pivotal and controversial figure, over a hundred years on from his death? How has Darwinism changed psychology, biology and the behavioural sciences? Lance Workman, an expert in evolutionary psychology, explores these questions in this thought-provoking introduction to the life, works and legacy of one of science's greatest thinkers. It is essential reading for anyone interested in evolution and the human condition.

Charles Darwin and Evolution

Charles Darwin and Evolution Author Yoming S. Lin
ISBN-10 9781448850310
Year 2011-08
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Offers an explanation of how natural selection drives evolution and how Darwin came to his revolutionary conclusions.

Evolution

Evolution Author Frederick Burkhardt
ISBN-10 9781139470254
Year 2008-04-24
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Charles Darwin is a towering figure in the history of science, who changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. With a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, this is a fascinating insight into Darwin's life as he first directly addressed the issues of humanity's place in nature, and the consequences of his ideas for religious belief. Incorporating previously unpublished material, this volume includes letters written by Darwin, and also those written to him by friends and scientific colleagues world-wide, by critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and admirers who helped them to spread. They take up the story of Darwin's life in 1860, in the immediate aftermath of the publication of On the Origin of Species, and carry it through one of the most intense and productive decades of his career, to the eve of publication of Descent of Man in 1871.