Mr. Darwin's Voyage by Linda Jacobs Altman, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Mr. Darwin's Voyage

Mr. Darwin's Voyage

by Linda Jacobs Altman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Everywhere he looked there were questions that needed answering. If life was created whole, then how could there be extinctions? What could account for mountains that once had been underwater, and islands that time had somehow forgotten? From Darwin's struggle with these and other questions, emerged a theory that shocked the nineteenth-century world and changed

Overview

Everywhere he looked there were questions that needed answering. If life was created whole, then how could there be extinctions? What could account for mountains that once had been underwater, and islands that time had somehow forgotten? From Darwin's struggle with these and other questions, emerged a theory that shocked the nineteenth-century world and changed natural science forever.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9Written much like an adventure story, this book is filled with interesting information and with people who seem real and alive. The naturalist's long voyage on the Beagle, the social climate of the times, and the prevailing ideas toward native peoples all play an important part. Altman incorporates into the text both the evolution of Darwin's theories and the events that shaped his thinking. Illustrated with average-quality, black-and-white reproductions and photographs, this is not only an excellent source for research, but also an exciting and worthwhile read. Even students with little interest in science will be drawn in.Eva Elisabeth Von Ancken, Trinity Pawling School, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875186092
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Series:
People in Focus Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >