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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin : An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
by David Quammen


Overview - Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of On the Origin of Species. Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of On the Origin of Species. Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393329957
  • ISBN-10: 039332995X
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: July 2007
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.38 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds

Series: Great Discoveries (Paperback)

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Scientists - General
Books > Science > Life Sciences - Evolution
Books > Science > History

 
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