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Charles Darwin (DK Biography)

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Even as a young boy, Charles Darwin loved investigating the natural world. His father feared that Charles would never be a doctor or clergyman-and he was right. After a life-changing round-the-world adventure on HMS Beagle, Darwin the passionate amateur became a full-fledged scientist, and over the next 20 years he gathered evidence for a theory of evolution that would cha ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published 2006)
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Enjoyable & easy to read. Clearly places Darwin in his historical, social, and scientific milieu, and clarifies his contributions to scientific thought to this day. Perfect for young teens wanting to understand the science and debate for themselves.

Great quotes attributed to Darwin in this book:

"Tell all my children to remember how good they have always been to me. I am not the least afraid of death." (p.109).

'If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry and li
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Well this is a biography. Enough said right? I had to read a bio on someone who could be a hero. I found it to be actually not as dry as I thought it would be. After seeing the Darwin exhibit at the MOS, I became more interested. Evolution's history is kind of interesting. :P
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No ratings for this story simply because this mans belief is wrong and what he spread around is a joke I didn't read this book but I know and have a lot of research about the man and what he has spread
Informative little book but written for children so its pretty simple.
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