Who Was Charles Darwin?

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As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world. About 100 illustrations and a clear, exciting text will make Darwin ...

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Overview

As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world. About 100 illustrations and a clear, exciting text will make Darwin and his theory of evolution an exciting discovery for every young reader.

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On February 12, 1809, two epoch-making men were born: Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. Mention of Darwin the person become tangled so frequently in discussions of his evolutionary theory that many young people never receive a proper introduction to this fascinating man. Deborah Hopkinson's Who Was Charles Darwin? shows that even great thinkers were once little boys who enjoyed hunting bugs more than schoolwork. This "kiddie" biography can even teach adults new things about the great biologist.
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Charles Darwin was not good at school; he hated memorizing facts. But he loved collecting beetles and instead of a club house, he and his brother, Erasmus, made a chemistry lab in their parents' garden shed. A true scientist is always curious and must not be afraid to ask hard questions. This book does a good job of covering Darwin's life From his early years and family life through his decision to become a scientist and his ideas about evolution,. Through out the book, the author has added supplemental information about different topics: surgery in Darwin's time, fossils, the Galapagos Islands, categorizing species, the Regents Park Zoo that Darwin used to visit, a list of friends and supporters of Evolution, and information about Alfred Russel Wallace. (Wallace was the man who came up with similar theories about evolution around the same time as Darwin.) The book is heavily-illustrated but many of the illustrations look rushed and a little awkward in the faces and figures. The back matter contains a time line of Darwin's life, a time line of the world, a bibliography, and a list of Internet addresses. This title is part of Grosset and Dunlap's "Who Was . . . ?" series, which includes books about Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Annie Oakley, Ben Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others. 2005, Grosset and Dunlap, Ages 7 to 10.
—Sally J. K. Davies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781424221325
  • Publisher: Dingles & Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 104

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