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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin( )
Author: Quammen, David
Series title:Great Discoveries Ser.
ISBN:978-0-393-05981-6
Publication Date:Jul 2006
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $22.95
Book Description:

A fresh look at Darwin's most radical idea, and the mysteriously slow process by which he revealed it. Evolution, during the early nineteenth century, was an idea in the air. Other thinkers had suggested it, but no one had proposed a cogent explanation for how evolution occurs. Then, in September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that "natural selection" among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity. Twenty-one years...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Biography & Autobiography / Environmentalists & Naturalists
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.75 x 8.35 x 0.01 Inches
Book Weight:0.93 Pounds
Author Biography
Quammen, David (Author)
Writer David Quammen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and was later educated at both Yale and Oxford Universities.

Quammen began his career by writing for The Christian Science Monitor, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Audubon, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Harpers Magazines. He wrote the novels The Soul of Viktor Tronko and The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, which won the 1997 New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He also received two National Magazine Awards for his column "Natural Acts" in Outside magazine.

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