Search Results: "John Darwin"


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DARWIN by Eugene Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"More text than younger readers will want to wade through, yet framed in a way that might seem silly to older readers."
A serviceable graphic summary of Darwin's life and achievement, pegged somewhere between educational use for preteens and a primer for adult readers. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Alice B. McGinty
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 6, 2009

"Exquisite and enlightening. (author's, source notes) (Biography. 7-10)"
An accessible and thoroughly engaging biography of the much-profiled scientist, this easy-to-follow narrative is enriched by striking illustrations and excerpts from Darwin's own writings. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Paul Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A probing, well-written overview of Darwin's impact."
A provocative short biography of one of the most influential scientists of all time. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A solid and quite readable introduction to Darwin for the reader interested in his major contribution to our understanding of the world: the theory of evolution."
Two well-known science writers turn their hands to a can't- lose proposition: a biography of the most important scientist of the century in which science came of age. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Adrian Desmond
Released: July 1, 1992

"While valuable for the insights it offers on the age, it is not a substitute for Darwin's own autobiography and journals. (Fifty-six pages of photographs and drawings—not seen.)"
A sweeping biography in which Desmond (The Ape's Reflexion, 1979, etc.) and Moore (The Post-Darwinian Controversies—not reviewed) illustrate not only the familiar Darwinian thesis that life evolves—that it depends on an interplay of nature and culture and of inherited and acquired traits—but also the contemporary thesis that all science is in some way autobiographical. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded, erudite book that finds the work of empire building more nuanced than catastrophic."
A sweeping, nondogmatic study of the gradual and not always secure development of the British Empire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 1995

A close-up of infighting between ``ultra-Darwinians'' and naturalists. Read full book review >

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Debunking Darwin by Joseph Anderson
Released: June 27, 2015

"A thorough introduction to scientifically reasonable objections to Darwinian evolution."
A thoroughly researched—and irreverent—reconsideration of Darwinian evolution. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 2001

"This is not a piece that exactly pulls the reader along, but it is clear and informative and makes a creative life in science seem worthy and satisfying. (Biography. 10+)"
In the introduction to Patent's cogent, thoughtful biography of Charles Darwin, she explains his importance as an icon of science, for without his discovery of evolution through the mechanism of natural selection, "biology makes no sense." Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >