Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
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AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of one
of the world’s most influential scientists.
Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle but also through the thinking that led him to his world-changing theory and most famous work, The Origin of th e Species. Complete with historical photographs and documented passages straight from Darwin’s personal diary, this engaging book ensures that a new generation of young readers will get to know one of the scientists who shaped our understanding of the world. Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
NILES ELDREDGE, a paleontologist who received his doctorate from Columbia University, has been on the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History since 1969. His exhibition “Darwin” is currently traveling to various natural history museums throughout the world. Visit him at www.nileseldredge.com.
SUSAN PEARSON is the author of more than thirty books for children. She is also a distinguished children’s book editor. She lives near Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her at www.susanpearson.net.
“Engaging and insightful…Readers are left with a strong understanding of which scientists influenced Darwin in his own research and the process by which he arrived at a unique understanding through his own discoveries and observations." -- Kirkus