CHARLES DARWIN: Destroyer of Myths


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CHARLES DARWIN: Destroyer of Myths

ANDREW NORMAN    Book Number: 83818    Product format: Hardback

Looking at the controversy Darwin's writings provoked and at the impact of his work today, here is a compelling portrait of one of the most influential scientific thinkers in history. Charles Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late September 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere. We look at his early life and influences that shaped him during university years, the formative effect of the famous voyage to the Galapagos that led him to question orthodox views on how the world was created and humans evolved. In particular, the book concentrates on the progress, over 20 years, of his thinking on natural selection. It is also a rounded portrait of a modest man whose conclusions about the origin and evolution of all life on Earth evolved as his own life progressed. The book questions the particular nature of the chronic illness which plagued Darwin all his adult life, questions such as why the dinosaurs became extinct, was it possible to resolve the apparent incompatibility of 'Darwinism' and science, and to what extent was Darwinism a factor in the Nazi Holocaust? Bold headers, layout and summary, eight pages of photos, 316pp with family tree. US first edition 2014.
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