Charles Darwin: And the Evolution Revolution

Charles Darwin: And the Evolution Revolution

by Rebecca Stefoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195089960

ISBN-13: 9780195089967

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


On the Origin of Species, published in 1858, transformed our view of the world and made Charles Darwin one of the most controversial figures in science. This biography begins much earlier with his long search for a profession, his five-year voyage around the world on the Beagle, and the decades-long intellectual journey he made in his study and

Overview


On the Origin of Species, published in 1858, transformed our view of the world and made Charles Darwin one of the most controversial figures in science. This biography begins much earlier with his long search for a profession, his five-year voyage around the world on the Beagle, and the decades-long intellectual journey he made in his study and garden. But it is for his theory about the origin of man and natural selection that he is remembered. His book threw the scientific community into a heated debate that continues today, and has made evolutionary biology one of the liveliest areas of science. This new biography looks at the person behind the controversy whose earth- shaking discoveries and ideas remain as exciting and interesting as today's headlines.
Oxford Profiles in Science is an on-going series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195089967
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Portraits in Science Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.46(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Starting Points
9(16)
The Restless Searcher
25(15)
Extinction: The Great Dyings
32(8)
The Voyage of the Beagle
40(18)
What is a Species?
48(10)
The Birth of a Theory
58(18)
A "Devil's Chaplain"
76(29)
Science Challenges Darwin
96(9)
Darwin's Legacy
105(12)
Sidebar: Mendelian Genetics
112(5)
Chronology 117(2)
Glossary 119(2)
Further Reading 121(4)
Index 125

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