Author(s): John van Wyhe
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An in-depth examination of one of the significant figures in nineteenth- and twentieth-century science: Charles Darwin.
This new condensed edition of Darwin looks at the incredible scientist who forever altered our view of life on earth--especially his theories on evolution, which, though controversial at the time, have remained the bedrock of the life sciences for 150 years. In compelling detail, it sheds light on the most remarkable aspects of Darwin's life and work: his family's prosperous but often tragic home life; his extraordinary expedition aboard the Beagle and research in the Galapagos Islands; his marriage and illness; his groundbreaking works; and how he became one of the first Victorians to reject religion and god.