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Charles Darwin (Very Interesting People #4)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Very definitive, very concise, and very interesting...
From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures--people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time.
Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the wor
Paperback, 139 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 14th 1995)
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Mikel Mancisidor
Mar 06, 2009 Mikel Mancisidor rated it really liked it
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He leído el pequeño libro titulado Charles Darwin y firmado por tres de los más grandes expertos mundiales en Darwin: Adrian Desmond, James Moore y Janet Browne. Los tres tienes sobradas credenciales para presentarnos este breve resumen de la obra y la vida de Darwin, entre otros muchos méritos, los dos primeros por una lado y la tercera autora, por el suyo, han publicado ya extensas y sesudas biografías de Darwin que han recibido el reconocimiento general de la aca
Claire Totty
Jul 02, 2013 Claire Totty rated it it was amazing
I first read this at University when I was studying sociology and I was concerned as i had little knowledge about science. However, this Biography is very easily understood, comprehensive and clear. Additionally,this biography stands above all others in my opinion due to the style in which it was written.This style, known as 'creative non fiction' allows you to view Darwin as a person with thoughts and feelings which may have influenced his work. For example, his reaction to the death of his dau ...more
Jul 16, 2012 Terry rated it liked it
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This book was a biography of a great naturalist and humanitarian. I read it for information on a speech I had to deliver on Darwin's voyage to South America. I was impressed by his ability to think without the aid of preconceived notions and inspired by the interest he had in natural history.
May 30, 2009 Cheryl rated it liked it
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This was an interesting look at Darwin's life. A good read. It also raised some interesting questions as to whether or not he recanted his theories at the end of his life.
Shane Studebaker
Jan 06, 2013 Shane Studebaker rated it liked it
Ideally read while in the Galapagos
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Adrian John Desmond (born 1947) is an English writer on the history of science.

He studied physiology at University College, London, and went on to study history of science and vertebrate palaeontology at University College London before researching the history of vertebrate palaeontology at Harvard University, under Stephen Jay Gould. He was awarded a PhD in the area of the Victorian-period contex
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