Charles Darwin (Compact Guide) (Paperback)

By John Van Wyhe

Welbeck, 9780233006185, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2020

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Description

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.


About the Author

Dr John van Wyhe is an historian of science at the Department of Biological Sciences and a Fellow of Tembusu College, National University of Singapore. He is the founder and Director of Darwin Online, and has edited a volume of Darwin's complete shorter publications and a volume of his notebooks from the voyage of the Beagle. He lectures and broadcasts on Darwin around the world.