Darwin Portrait of a Genius
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Description: A riveting” (The Wall Street Journal) biography of one of the most influential and controversial scientists in Western historyAcclaimed historian and biographer Paul Johnson turns his keen eye on Charles Darwin, the towering figure whose work continues to spur scientific debate.With his publication of On the Origin of Species, Darwin forever changed our concept of the world. While Johnson praises Darwin’s extraordinary skills as a natural scientist and his monumental achievements, he does not sidestep Darwin’s tragic failures as an anthropologist. Johnson argues that by applying his theory of natural selection to humans, Darwin provided a platform for the burgeoning eugenics movement. Lay readers and academics alike will enjoy this concise and unflinching exploration of Charles Darwin, a genius whose discoverieseven the flawed onesadd significant dimension to our understanding of his mind, the era in which he lived, and his everlasting impact on our world.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/24/2013
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Paul Johnson lives in London.
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|The Making of a Masterpiece|
|Among the Apes and Angels|
|How the Great Botanist Missed an Opportunity|
|Evils of Social Darwinism|
|Triumph and the Reversal of Natural Selection|