Sober, meticulous biography tracing Darwin's not too dramatic life from start to finish, -- from the association of the two...

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CHARLES DARWIN: A Portrait

Sober, meticulous biography tracing Darwin's not too dramatic life from start to finish, -- from the association of the two grandfathers, Darwin and Wedgwood, early years at Edinburgh and Cambridge, the channel of individual thought opened by the two year expedition on the Beagle, London and the beginning of the long career finding the theories behind the facts he had assembled, marriage and the publication of The Origin of the Species, which brought him into the long struggle with the church, hard work and ill health and final recognition by scientist and theologian alike. The character emphasis is subordinate to the recounting of daily experiences of the man who revolutionized thinking for the late 19th century. An accurate -- if somewhat staid -- account of his life.

Pub Date: April 29, 1938

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Publisher: Yale

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1938