Darwin

Darwin

Discovering the Tree of Life

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WW Norton
Charles Darwin's ideas resonate deeply in Western culture today, and his theory still lies at the heart of modern scientific evolutionary research. As other nineteenth-century figures fade, Darwin's theory of evolution still provokes controversy, spilling over into curriculum battles at state and local school boards in the United States and around the world.In exploring the everyday artifacts of Darwin's life, his notebooks, and early manuscripts, Niles Eldredge "a candid, no-punches-pulled interpreter of the core ideas of evolutionary biology" (Science News) provides a rare glimpse into the mind of this highly intuitive, creative scientist. The celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday in 2009 begins in November 2005 with the opening of a major exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, curated by Eldredge, that will travel across the nation. More than a companion book to the exhibit, Darwin is a rich and inspiring reconstruction of Darwin's life through his writings and discoveries.

Baker & Taylor
An analysis of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin, published to coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of his birth and a major American Museum of Natural History exhibit, draws on his notebooks, manuscripts, and everyday possessions to explore, among other topics, the ongoing debates pertaining to his theories. 30,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
A riveting tribute to Charles Darwin's life and ideas in celebration of his 200th birthday.
Charles Darwin's ideas resonate deeply in Western culture today, and his theory still lies at the heart of modern scientific evolutionary research. As other nineteenth-century figures fade, Darwin's theory of evolution still provokes controversy, spilling over into curriculum battles at state and local school boards in the United States and around the world.In exploring the everyday artifacts of Darwin's life, his notebooks, and early manuscripts, Niles Eldredge "a candid, no-punches-pulled interpreter of the core ideas of evolutionary biology" (Science News) provides a rare glimpse into the mind of this highly intuitive, creative scientist. The celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday in 2009 begins in November 2005 with the opening of a major exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, curated by Eldredge, that will travel across the nation. More than a companion book to the exhibit, Darwin is a rich and inspiring reconstruction of Darwin's life through his writings and discoveries.

Book News
Practitioner and curator Eldredge, who has spent his career exploring the effects of evolution, works through the notebooks of Darwin to describe the thought processes and influences that brought him to the publication of On the Origin of the Species. Rather than reinforcing the opinions of the "super-Darwinists," Eldredge re- connects readers with Darwin's own thought, which was that our genes and those of all about us are only a part of the environment, that the world is much too complex to bind with a single theory. He examines the popular image of Darwin as well as how others have interpreted his work, the means Darwin used to locate his data and organize it coherently, the history of the book's publication and Darwin's defenses of it (from many sides), and the rise of creationism in this century. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

An analysis of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin draws on his notebooks, manuscripts, and everyday possessions.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393059663
0393059669
Branch Call Number: 576.82092 ELD
Characteristics: xiv, 256 p. :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm.

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