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Charles Darwin

The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man

Tim M. Berra

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Two hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 1809), this thoroughly illustrated, yet concise biography reveals the great scientist as husband, father, and friend.

Tim M. Berra, whose "Darwin: The Man" lectures are in high demand worldwide, tells the fascinating story of the person and the idea that changed everything. Berra discusses Darwin’s revolutionary scientific work, its impact on modern-day biological science, and the influence of Darwin’s evolutionary theory on Western thought. But Berra digs deeper to reveal Darwin the man by combining anecdotes with carefully selected…

Two hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 1809), this thoroughly illustrated, yet concise biography reveals the great scientist as husband, father, and friend.

Tim M. Berra, whose "Darwin: The Man" lectures are in high demand worldwide, tells the fascinating story of the person and the idea that changed everything. Berra discusses Darwin’s revolutionary scientific work, its impact on modern-day biological science, and the influence of Darwin’s evolutionary theory on Western thought. But Berra digs deeper to reveal Darwin the man by combining anecdotes with carefully selected illustrations and photographs.

This small gem of a book includes 20 color plates and 60 black-and-white illustrations, along with an annotated list of Darwin’s publications and a chronology of his life.

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The ensemble of text and illustrations will render an indelible image of Darwin for those beginning to study him, and evolution, while a brief bibliography points the way to further exploration.

A splendid overview derived from a series of lectures, and beautifully illustrated, with a detailed publishing history of all of Darwin's works.

Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man is the best brief biography on the market.

Berra moves quickly through the life, yet finds time to include telling details, as well as sketches of appealing secondary characters.

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8
Pages
144
ISBN
9780801891045
Illustration Description
16 color photos, 60 halftones
Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. An Admirable Pedigree
2. A Privileged Youth
3. Exploration
4. Discovery
5. Maturity
6. A Proposal
7. Life at Down House
8. Correspondence
9. Daily Routine
10. Taxonomy and Selection
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Preface
Introduction
1. An Admirable Pedigree
2. A Privileged Youth
3. Exploration
4. Discovery
5. Maturity
6. A Proposal
7. Life at Down House
8. Correspondence
9. Daily Routine
10. Taxonomy and Selection
11. Alfred Russel Wallace and The Origin
12. What Darwin Said
13. Darwin's Bulldog
14. A Man of Enlarged Curiosity
15. Darwin's Death
16. Epilogue
Appendixes
A. Books
B. Chronology
C. Darwin Online
D. Dates
References
Index

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Tim M. Berra, Ph.D.

Tim M. Berra is professor emeritus of evolution, ecology, and organismal biology at the Ohio State University and a three-time Fulbright grant recipient. He is the author of several books, including Evolution and the Myth of Creationism.
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