Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

By: Browne, Janet

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3rd printing. Minimal pencil marginalia. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 591 pp. In 1858, Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside. He was not yet a focus of debate; his big book on species still lay on his desk as a manuscript. For more than twenty years he had been accumulating material for it, puzzling over the questions that it raised, trying to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion, and wanting to be certain that his startling theory of evolution was correct.It is at this point that the concluding volume of Janet Browne's magisterial biography opens. Beginning with the extraordinary events that finally forced theĀ Origin of SpeciesĀ into print, we come to the years of fame and controversy. Here, Browne does dramatic justice to all aspects of the Darwinian revolution, from a fascinating examination of the Victorian publishing scene to a survey of the debates between scientists and churchmen over evolutionary theory. At the same time, she presents a wonderfully sympathetic and authoritative picture of Darwin himself.Keywords: BIOGRAPHY

Title: Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

Author: Browne, Janet

Categories: Biography, Biology, Literary & Intellectual,

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2002

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2198269