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The Quotable Darwin (Hardcover): Janet Browne

The Quotable Darwin (Hardcover)

Janet Browne

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A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist Here is Charles Darwin in his own words--the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world. Featuring hundreds of quotations carefully selected by world-renowned Darwin biographer Janet Browne, The Quotable Darwin draws from Darwin's writings, letters to friends and family, autobiographical reminiscences, and private scientific notebooks. It offers a multifaceted portrait that takes readers through his youth, the famous voyage of the Beagle, the development of his thoughts about evolution, his gradual loss of religious faith, and the time spent turning his ideas into a well-articulated theory about the natural origin of all living beings--a theory that dangerously included the origin of humans. The Quotable Darwin also includes many of the key responses to Darwin's ideas from figures across the social spectrum, scientists and nonscientists alike--and criticism too. We see Darwin as an innovative botanist and geologist, an affectionate husband and father, and a lively correspondent who once told his cousin that he liked to play billiards because "it drives the horrid species out of my head." This book gives us an intimate look at Darwin at work, at home, as a public figure, and on his travels. Complete with a chronology of Darwin's life by Browne, The Quotable Darwin provides an engagingly fresh perspective on a remarkable man who was always thinking deeply about the natural world.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2017
First published: 2018
Editors: Janet Browne
Dimensions: 191 x 114 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-16935-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Science, technology & engineering
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Encyclopaedias & reference works > Reference works > Dictionaries of quotations
Books > Biography > Science, technology & engineering
LSN: 0-691-16935-7
Barcode: 9780691169354

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