The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction] - David Quammen

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction]

By David Quammen

  • Release Date: 2007-08-31
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir
  • ℗ © 2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Summary : The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction]

In September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that "natural selection" among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity. Twenty-one years passed between that epiphany and publication of On the Origin of Species. The human drama and scientific controversy of that time constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that illuminates this cautious naturalist who sparked an intellectual revolution.
Drawing from Darwin's secret notebooks and personal letters, David Quammen has sketched a vivid life portrait of the man whose work remains controversial today.

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