Introducing Darwin, Paperback book

Introducing Darwin[Paperback]

by Jonathan Miller

3.12 out of 5 (4 ratings)

Format:
Paperback 
Pages:
176 
Publisher:
Icon Books Ltd 
Publication Date:
02 March 2006 
Category:
Life Sciences: General Issues 
ISBN:
9781840467154 

Description

In this guide, Jonathan Miller unravels Darwin's life and contribution to biology, and traces the path from his scientific predecessors to the later modifications that his own evolutionary theories required.

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  • 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.

    3.50 out of 5

    psiloiordinary

  • A satisfactory introduction into the efforts Darwin went to in writing On the Origin of Species and the concerns that he had about it.

    3.00 out of 5

    doggie38

  • Classics Illustrated version of natural selection--amusing and accessible.

    3.00 out of 5

    tzelman

  • 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

    3.00 out of 5

    sgerbic

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