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Darwin's Notebook: The Life, Times, and Discoveries of Charles Robert Darwin

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One of the most fascinating writers and scientists the world has ever seen, Charles Darwin is presented in this journal-like biography through his personal writings and discoveries. Progress with Darwin through his early schooling, his studies in the Galapagos Islands, the writing and publication of The Evolution of Species, and his long-term legacy. This is a detailed acc ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Running Press (first published 2009)
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Efsun Annac
Jan 12, 2016 Efsun Annac rated it it was amazing
Darwin's Notebook is a great summary about Darwin and his theory of natural selection. Jonathan Clements, the Author of this book, combines Darwin's biography with his discoveries and writings and present them with illustrations that look like a real notebook. Besides the scientific part of the book, i really appreciate the artistic part of the book as well. It gives a detailed information about Darwin's early life, his journey to the Beagle, his observations, his questions and his famous book ' ...more
Aug 24, 2015 Drew rated it really liked it
I was pretty impressed with this book. First of all, I loved the layout. It's broken nicely into sections and each "chapter" is just two pages. It made for a nice reading, since you could easily stop any time. More frequently, I'd read "just one more".

Due to the style of the book, it feels like a light read, but I found it to actually be quite comprehensive. I was already pretty familiar with Darwin's life and work, yet I picked up some new tidbits from this book. It also did a great job of put
Austin Minnick
May 14, 2014 Austin Minnick rated it really liked it
Charles Darwin is widely know for contributions to biology and the theory of evolution through his book, On The Origin of Species. In fact, he made many other biological observations and wrote many other books. Darwin's Notebook tells these stories and more from Darwin's life.

This book seamlessly displays Darwin's life and ideas in a notebook-like format that is both more visually appealing and entertaining to read than most biographies. The book features a mix of quotes, pictures, and drawings
Oct 27, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
This was an easy book to read with a new topic each time the page was turned. It gave a good glance at Darwin's life with a bit of extra information at the end after his death. This is a good book to pick up when you have little time to read as two pages at a time is all that is needed in one sitting. I also liked the side notes and the quotes inserted throughout the pages. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like an introduction into what Darwin was all about; his family, his travel ...more
Nick Turner
Jan 03, 2014 Nick Turner rated it really liked it
Shelves: natural-history
Biography of the famous biologist, Charles Darwin.
Sepia photographs. Quotes in copperplate handwriting. Ink drawings, black-and-white pictures, some colour reproductions. Index at the end.
After the life of Darwin, the work describes how his Theory of Evolution has been updated and the latest scientific findings with respect to human evolution. The text states that there was no interbreeding with Neanderthals. Since publication (2009) scientific consensus has moved to the position that people aro
Jun 03, 2015 Eva rated it it was amazing
The best book ever!!!!!!!
Pam Porter
Aug 29, 2013 Pam Porter rated it it was amazing
Excellent summary of the contributions and long-term impact of Charles Darwin. Beautiful format, full of pictures and drawings, and just the right amount of information on each topic (150 pages). I've read a lot of Darwin and I would recommend this as a readable book for anyone interested in knowing more about Darwin's life.
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Jonathan Clements is an author, translator, biographer and scriptwriter. His non-fiction works include biographies of Confucius, Marco Polo, Mao Zedong, Koxinga and Qin Shihuangdi. He also writes for NEO magazine and is the co-author of encyclopedias of anime and Japanese television dramas.
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“In the Modern Age, there are still those who refuse to contradict a single word of the Bible, even though the Bible contradicts itself.” 3 likes
“Thomas Wollaston, in the Annals and Magazine of Natural History, complained that Darwin did no seem to know what a species actually was. The British Quarterly, deliberately sitting up trouble, speculated that a time might come when a monkey could propose marriage to a genteel British lady. Perhaps cruelest of all was a cartoon in Punch magazine, depicting a gorilla with a sign on its neck. Deliberately evoking the anti-slavery tract of Darwin's Wedgwood forbears, the sign read:"Am I a Man and a Brother?” 0 likes
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