- Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 02 March 2006
- Life Sciences: General Issues
Showing 1-4 out of 4 reviews.
Strange format. Not a comic nor a book.This means they can cover deep material without you feeling like you are in the depths.Plenty of ground is covered and some silly/funny pictures as well.A nice introduction - about an hours read.
A satisfactory introduction into the efforts Darwin went to in writing On the Origin of Species and the concerns that he had about it.
Classics Illustrated version of natural selection--amusing and accessible.
Reviewed April 2000 Following on the footsteps of "Marx for Beginners" I just had to read about Darwin, I had some basic knowledge of his life and work but not all the detail. Really this book is a great start for beginners, it teaches basic genetics and an overview of evolution that is understandable. I hadn't realized the dynamics between Darwin and Captain Fitzroy (from the Beagle and a stanch creationist). I was saddened that Darwin did not live to see his "Origins of Species") published, but I guess that it was more peaceful to have died first. The knowledge of the Scottish sheep with the mutated genes was not mentioned, but quite a bit of detail is given about the flaws of evolution, which are greatly appreciated. I think Darwin really was put in a tough spot having to publish before he had worked it all out. I'm glad that Wallace was given a lot of credit for his contributions. Poor Darwin, he really didn't have the personality to carry off such drama. 9-2000
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