The Darwin Archipelago: The Naturalist's Career Beyond Origin of Species

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.14
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 92%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (17) from $2.14   
  • New (7) from $14.14   
  • Used (10) from $2.14   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 4 of 7
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$14.14
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(1620)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New

Ships from: Fort Worth, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$54.04
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(281)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(178)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(178)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 4 of 7
Close
Sort by

Overview

Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species. But he produced many other books over his long career, exploring specific aspects of the theory of evolution by natural selection in greater depth. The eminent evolutionary biologist Steve Jones uses these lesser-known works as springboards to examine how their essential ideas have generated whole fields of modern biology.

Earthworms helped found modern soil science, Expression of the Emotions helped found comparative psychology, and Self-Fertilization and Forms of Flowers were important early works on the origin of sex. Through this delightful introduction to Darwin's oeuvre, one begins to see Darwin's role in biology as resembling Einstein's in physics: he didn't have one brilliant idea but many and in fact made some seminal contribution to practically every field of evolutionary study. Though these lesser-known works may seem disconnected, Jones points out that they all share a common theme: the power of small means over time to produce gigantic ends. Called a "world of wonders" by the Times of London, The Darwin Archipelago will expand any reader's view of Darwin's genius and will demonstrate how all of biology, like life itself, descends from a common ancestor.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

In his fascinating and accessible new book, Jones (Darwin's Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated) sets out to dispel a "parody of the truth" that Darwin "retired into obscurity" after the 1859 publication of Origin of Species as an "almost forgotten savant who...had done his most important work as a young man." Jones deftly illustrates how Darwin's scientific investigations after Origin of Species actually laid the foundation for experimental biology, and are supported and developed by modern work on genetics and DNA. Jones, who has written widely on the famous naturalist, examines the eight years (one sixth of his entire career) that Darwin devoted to a study of the barnacle, providing the basis for later investigations into the workings of the human middle ear. With amazing clarity Jones explains how genes, embryos, the fossils of fish, and other evolutionary elements illuminate shared components between the ear and the sense organs of barnacles. This is one example of many (earthworms, insect-eating plants, the expression of joy or despair in dogs) that the author provides in order to show how "the power of small means, given time, to produce gigantic ends." Jones's ability to dissect complex ideas with verve and wit creates an absorbing and unusually entertaining look at the sweep of Darwin's vision.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

American Scientist

"[Jones] is skilled at making the science go down easily."— Robert J. Richards, The American Scientist

— Robert J. Richards

Booklist

"Completely enthralling." – Ray Olson, Booklist

— Ray Olson

Choice

"This book holds much appeal for scientists as well as nonscientists. . . . Recommendend." — J.S. Schwartz, Choice

— J.S. Schwartz

The Times

“As Jones accumulates his evidence, the vision of the relatedness of all life becomes more and more breathtaking. I have never read a book that made me gasp with amazement so often.”—The Times

The Times
“As Jones accumulates his evidence, the vision of the relatedness of all life becomes more and more breathtaking. I have never read a book that made me gasp with amazement so often.”—The Times
Booklist - Ray Olson
"Completely enthralling." – Ray Olson, Booklist
American Scientist - Robert J. Richards
"[Jones] is skilled at making the science go down easily."— Robert J. Richards, The American Scientist
Choice - J.S. Schwartz
"This work holds much appeal for scientists as well as nonscientists. . . . Recommendend." — J.S. Schwartz, Choice
Open Letters Monthly - Steve Donoghue
"A dazzling post-Darwin performance. . .you’ll find this book very much worth your time." — Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly
The Quarterly Review of Biology - Michael Ruse
"...if you want to spend a few hours, as it were in the pub listening to an old warhorse using Darwin as an excuse to tell about the science he knows and loves, you should get this book." —Michael Ruse, The Quarterly Review of Biology
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300155402
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Jones is professor of genetics and head of the Genetics Department at University College London. He has written several well-received books on evolutionary biology. He lives in London.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 The Queen's Orang-Utan 1

Chapter 2 The Green Tyrannosaurs 26

Chapter 3 Shock and Awe 46

Chapter 4 The Triumph of the Well Bred 69

Chapter 5 The Domestic Ape 90

Chapter 6 The Thinking Plant 113

Chapter 7 A Perfect Fowl 130

Chapter 8 Where the Bee Sniffs 150

Chapter 9 The Worms Crawl In 166

Envoi: Darwin's Island 187

Annotated Bibliography 205

Index 219

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)