Darwin

Darwin

Discovering the Tree of Life

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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intuitive leaps taken by the man who spawned the theory of evolution."--BOOK JACKET.
blueprints for his groundbreaking book, On the Origin of Species, these highly elliptical and obscure notebooks have only been published in scholarly volumes." "In Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life, Niles Eldredge scours these notes for clues to that pivotal moment when Darwin stopped being an inquisitive creationist and became an evolutionist. More than a biography of Darwin or an explanation of natural selection, Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life reveals the intellectual and
"Darwin was hesitant to publish the theory that made him famous. After returning from his voyage on the Beagle, Darwin was not interested in upsetting the applecart of his uppercrust British social milieu of creationists; he kept his theory a secret for over twenty years. During that time, he filled several notebooks, sketching out natural selection with the help of his ostrich, finch, tortoise, pigeon, and fossil finds in South America and on the Galapagos Islands. Although they were the
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0393059669 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: B DARWIN
Characteristics: xiv, 256 p. : ill. (some col.), map, ports. ; 25 cm

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