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Charles Darwin The Power of Place

ISBN-10: 0691114390
ISBN-13: 9780691114392
Edition: 2004
Authors: Janet Browne
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Description: In 1858, Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside. He was not yet a focus of debate; his "big book on species" still lay on his desk as a manuscript. For more than twenty  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

In 1858, Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside. He was not yet a focus of debate; his "big book on species" still lay on his desk as a manuscript. For more than twenty years he had been accumulating material for it, puzzling over the questions that it raised, trying to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion, and wanting to be certain that his startling theory of evolution was correct. It is at this point that the concluding volume of Janet Browne's magisterial biography opens. Beginning with the extraordinary events that finally forced theOrigin of Speciesinto print, we come to the years of fame and controversy. Here, Browne does dramatic justice to all aspects of the Darwinian revolution, from a fascinating examination of the Victorian publishing scene to a survey of the debates between scientists and churchmen over evolutionary theory. At the same time, she presents a wonderfully sympathetic and authoritative picture of Darwin himself.

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Stormy Waters
""My Abominable Volume""
Publish and Be Damned
Four Musketeers
Experimenter
Eyes Among the Leaves
Battle of the Books
Invalid
The Burden of Heredity
Celebrity
Son of a Monkey
Darwin in the Drawing Room
England's Green and Pleasant Land
Home Is the Sailor
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