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The Resource The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution, David Quammen

The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution, David Quammen

Label
The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution
Title
The reluctant Mr. Darwin
Title remainder
an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution
Statement of responsibility
David Quammen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles Darwin was by nature a homebody, a breeder of pigeons, a close student of barnacles--in short, a cautious and deeply shy man. Yet he found himself burdened with a profoundly radical insight. This elusive character, whose theories have had such a revolutionizing impact on our understanding of nature, remains as misapprehended as his most wondrous, frightening idea: "natural selection," the primary mechanism of evolution. In this concise and powerful biography, David Quammen captures the complex development of Darwin's thoughts, showing the celebrated natural scientist in all his apprehensions, doubts, and brilliance."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quammen, David
Dewey number
  • 576.8/2092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.D2
LC item number
Q35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great discoveries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Naturalists
  • Natural selection
  • Selection, Genetic
  • History, 19th Century
  • Science
  • England
Label
The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution, David Quammen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Home and dry : an introduction
  • The fabric falls : 1837-1839
  • The kiwi's egg : 1842-1844
  • Point of attachment : 1846-1851
  • A duck for Mr. Darwin : 1848-1857
  • His abominable volume : 1858-1859
  • The fittest idea : 1860 to the future
  • The last beetle : 1876-1882
Control code
65400177
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780393059816
Lccn
2006009864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393059816
Label
The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution, David Quammen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Home and dry : an introduction
  • The fabric falls : 1837-1839
  • The kiwi's egg : 1842-1844
  • Point of attachment : 1846-1851
  • A duck for Mr. Darwin : 1848-1857
  • His abominable volume : 1858-1859
  • The fittest idea : 1860 to the future
  • The last beetle : 1876-1882
Control code
65400177
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780393059816
Lccn
2006009864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393059816

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