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Dawrin. A Life In Science

Michael White

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ISBN : 9780684816784
322 pages
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Today Charles Darwin is regarded as one of the most - if not the most - influential scientists of all time. Yet in his lifetime his radical new interpretation of evolution, based on the mechanism of natural selection, earned him as much antagonism asMoreToday Charles Darwin is regarded as one of the most - if not the most - influential scientists of all time. Yet in his lifetime his radical new interpretation of evolution, based on the mechanism of natural selection, earned him as much antagonism as it did acclaim, and it was only after his death that his towering achievements received their fullest recognition.[i]Darwin: A Life in Science[/i] examines both the scientist and the science, putting one firmly in the context of the other. Remembered today above all as a biologist, Darwin first made his mark in science as a geologist and palaeontologist, and continued to have a wide-ranging scientific interests throughout his life. John Gribbin and Michael White brings us a revealing portrait of a man plagued by illness and personal tragedy, who was nonetheless driven despite all setbacks to pursue his scientific goals. At the same time they lucidly explain the enormous impact of his thinking on natural selection and evolution, bringing the reader up to date in terms of how Darwinism has shaped modern thought. [Back cover]