Charles Darwin: Evolution of a Naturalist (Makers of Modern Science)
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The volumes focus on the lives of those men and women who, in the 19th and 20th centuries, made the greatest contributions to scientific knowledge. The human drama of scientific work, conveying the excitement and frustration of research, as well as the exhilaration and rewards of discovery, are also depicted. The biography series, aimed at young adults, profiles important modern-era scientists. The book follows the story of Darwin through his epic voyage aboard the HMS Beagle to the impact of his scientific legacy, felt even today in such disparate fields as religion, politics and anthropology.. In simple prose, free of technical jargon, each scientist's achievements are discussed, including the scientific principles underlying his or her work. This particu
Superb introduction Darwin -- his life and work Richard Milner, author of "The Encyclopedia of Evolution," has written a superb, concise biography of Charles Darwin and an account of his discoveries. Anyone looking for an introduction to evolution and the man who compiled and analyzed an extensive body of evidence for the final puzzle piece -- natural selection -- would be well advised to read Milner's book.