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Darwin's Origin of species : a biography, Janet Browne

Label
Darwin's Origin of species : a biography
Title
Darwin's Origin of species
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Janet Browne
Title variation
Origin of species
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Darwin's foremost biographer, historian Janet Browne, delivers an accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human. A sensation on its publication in 1859, The Origin of Species profoundly shocked Victorian readers by calling into question the belief in a Creator with its description of evolution through natural selection. And Darwin's seminal work is nearly as controversial today. In this study, Browne delves into the long genesis of Darwin's theories, from his readings as a university student and his five-year voyage on the Beagle, to his debates with contemporaries and experiments in his garden. She explores the shock to Darwin when he read of a competing scientist's similar discoveries, and the wide and immediate impact of Darwin's theories on the world, showing why The Origin of Species can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
MR0
Dewey number
576.82'2092
Index
index present
LC call number
QH365.O8
LC item number
B76 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Books that changed the world
Label
Darwin's Origin of species : a biography, Janet Browne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in hardback in 2006 by Atlantic Books"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [158]-160) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- "A theory by which to work" -- Publication -- Controversy -- Legacy
Control code
ocn122264551
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 174 p.
Isbn
9780871139535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006043623
System control number
(OCoLC)122264551
Label
Darwin's Origin of species : a biography, Janet Browne
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in hardback in 2006 by Atlantic Books"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [158]-160) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- "A theory by which to work" -- Publication -- Controversy -- Legacy
Control code
ocn122264551
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 174 p.
Isbn
9780871139535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006043623
System control number
(OCoLC)122264551

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