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Darwin for Beginners
     

Darwin for Beginners

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by Jonathan Miller
 

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The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining."

-- Newsday

aking us through the upheavals in biological thought which made The Origins of Species possible, Jonathan Miller introduces us to that odd revolutionary, Charles Darwin -- a remarkably timid man who spent most of his life in

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The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining."

-- Newsday

aking us through the upheavals in biological thought which made The Origins of Species possible, Jonathan Miller introduces us to that odd revolutionary, Charles Darwin -- a remarkably timid man who spent most of his life in seclusion; a semi-invalid riddled with doubts, fearing the controversy his theories might unleash; yet also the man who finally undermined belief in God's creation. Along the way we meet a fascinating cast of characters: Darwin's scientific predecessors, his contemporaries (including Alfred Russell Wallace, whose anticipation of natural selection forced Darwin to publish), his opponents, and his successors whose work in modern genetics provided necessary modifications to Darwin's own work.

Splendidly illustrated, this clever, witty, highly informative book is the perfect introduction to Darwin's life and thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375714580
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
440,871
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Since the third grade, Jonathan Miler has aspired to become an author. He has written plays in elementary school. He has written poetry for his college newspaper. Now, he is currently in the process of writing a science fiction novel.

Jonathan resides in Pasadena, California where he was born and raised.

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