Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

by David C. King



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Charles Darwin by David C. King

Even as a young boy, Charles Darwin loved investigating the natural world. His father feared that Charles would never be a doctor or clergyman-and he was right. After a life-changing round-the-world adventure on HMS Beagle, Darwin the passionate amateur became a full-fledged scientist, and over the next 20 years he gathered evidence for a theory of evolution that would change the world forever.

About the Author:
David C. King served as a consultant to UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Education

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781428717107
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: DK Biography Ser.
Pages: 128

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Most Unusual Voyage     6
"A Very Ordinary Boy"     8
The Search for Direction     16
Signing On     26
The Voyage of the Beagle Begins     34
The Beagle in the Galapagos     46
Home and a New Life     52
The Countryman's Doubts     62
Health Matters     70
"Gleams of Light"     74
Delay...and Completion     82
Going Public     88
The Great Man of Science     98
The Widening Influence     108
Darwin's Legacy Today     116
Timeline     122
Bibliography     124
For Further Study     125
Index     126

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