Who Was Charles Darwin

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101639931
Release Date: 2005-05-19
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world. About 100 illustrations and a clear, exciting text will make Darwin and his theory of evolution an exciting discovery for every young reader.

Who Was Charles Darwin

Author:
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141369518
Release Date: 2016-01-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Charles Darwin was the ground-breaking scientist whose theory of evolution changed our understanding of the natural world forever. But what do we really know of his life and work? In this concise and enjoyable biography, find out all about this fascinating man, who hated school as a boy but maintained a passion for discovery that saw him go on to become one of the most acclaimed naturalists of all time. Puffin's 'Who Was . . . ?' book series presents young readers with clear and accessible biographies of some of history's most renowned individuals.

The Descent of man

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:24502161904
Release Date: 1871
Genre: Human evolution


The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781605205656
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: Science

English scientist, naturalist, and geologist CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882) transformed our understanding of the planet and our place on it with his theory of evolution through natural selection. Much of the basis for his conceptual breakthrough was his research during the five-year journey he undertook on the HMS Beagle, an English exploratory vessel, which sailed South America and the South Pacific from 1831 to 1836. First published in 1839 under the title Journal and Remarks, this replica volume reproduces the 1845 second edition, originally called Journal of Researches. Enthralling both as a tale of travel adventure and as a naturalist's diary, The Voyage of the Beagle is even more fascinating for the hints it offers, from decades prior to Darwin's publication of 1859's On the Origin of Species, of the observations of the natural world and the thought processes that followed that would combine to revolutionize the field of biology.

Charles Darwin s The Life of Erasmus Darwin

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521815266
Release Date: 1879
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Charles Darwin's book about his grandfather, The Life of Erasmus Darwin, is curiously fascinating. Before publication in 1879, it was shortened by 16%, with several of the cuts directed at its most provocative parts. The cutter, with Charles's permission, was his daughter Henrietta - an example of the strong hidden hand of meek-seeming Victorian women. Originally published in 2003, this first unabridged edition, edited by Desmond King-Hele, includes all that Charles originally intended, the cuts being restored and printed in italics. Erasmus Darwin was one of the leading intellectuals of the eighteenth century. He was a respected physician, a well-known poet, a keen mechanical inventor, and a founding member of the influential Lunar Society. He also possessed an amazing insight into the many branches of physical and biological science. Most notably, he adopted what we now call biological evolution as his theory of life, 65 years prior to Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.

Charles Darwin s Beagle Diary

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521003172
Release Date: 2001-05-24
Genre: Nature

A fascinating record of one of the most famous journeys ever made, providing an accurate historical document as well as an evocative travelogue that conveys Charles Darwin's personal account of the voyage with freshness and immediacy.From the reviews:' a record of his immediate feelings, the sea-sickness, the triumphs of his palaeontological finds, close shaves with General Rosas and military activity in Patagonia, dringking maté and smoking cigarilloes with the Gaucho, the stars glittering over the Andes vivid and expressive...'Janet Browne

The Power of Movement in Plants

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783864034138
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Charles Darwin

Author: Peter J. Bowler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521566681
Release Date: 1996-04-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Upon publication, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species excited much debate and controversy, challenging the foundations of Christianity, nonetheless underpinning the Victorian concept of progress. It still evokes powerful and contradictory responses today. Peter Bowler's study of Darwin's life, first published in 1990, combines biography and cultural history. Emphasizing in particular the impact of Darwin's work, he shows how Darwin's contemporaries were unable to appreciate precisely those aspects of his thinking that are considered scientifically important today. He also demonstrates that Darwin was a product of his time, but he also transcended it by creating an idea capable of being exploited by twentieth-century scientists and intellectuals who had very different values from his own.

The Works of Charles Darwin Volume 7

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814720509
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: History

Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over the past 150 years. New York University Press's new paperback edition makes it possible to review Darwin's public literary output as a whole, plus his scientific journal articles, his private notebooks, and his correspondence. This is complete edition contains all of Darwin's published books, featuring definitive texts recording original pagination with Darwin's indexes retained. The set also features a general introduction and index, and introductions to each volume.

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775415367
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Charles Darwin is the English naturalist whose work laid the foundation for evolutionary biology and theory. Darwin wrote his autobiography under the title Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character in 1876. He wrote it for his family, but his son edited and published the autobiography five years after Darwin's death in 1882, removing some of the critical passages about God and Christianity.

The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Dent
ISBN: UVA:X006136857
Release Date: 1909
Genre: Evolution

First published in 1859, this landmark book on evolutionary biology was not the first to deal with the subject, but it went on to become a sensation—and a controversial one for many religious people who could not reconcile Darwin’s science with their faith. Darwin worked on the book for over 20 years before its publication. The radical crux of his scientific theory was the idea of natural selection, which meant that chance, not a divine Creator, played a great role in humanity's advancement and that individuals who weren't physically able to adapt with the greater populace died off.

The Darwin Reader

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393969673
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Nature

Gathers selections from nine of Darwin's most important books, including writings about coral reefs, the Galapagos Islands, evolution, emotions, and flowers.

The Works of Charles Darwin Volume 12

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814720554
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Literary Collections

Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over the past 150 years. New York University Press's new paperback edition makes it possible to review Darwin's public literary output as a whole, plus his scientific journal articles, his private notebooks, and his correspondence. This is complete edition contains all of Darwin's published books, featuring definitive texts recording original pagination with Darwin's indexes retained. The set also features a general introduction and index, and introductions to each volume.