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Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian Desmond

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"Unquestionably the finest [biography] ever written about Darwin. . . . Darwin has now become, and properly, the quintessentially socially embedded scientist. Desmond and Moore are brilliant in their pursuit of this truly unifying theme."―Stephen Jay Gould

Hailed as the definitive biography, this monumental work explains the character and paradoxes of Charles Darwin and opens up the full panorama of Victorian science, theology, and mores. The authors bring to life Darwin's reckless student days in Cambridge, his epic five-year voyage on the Beagle, and his grueling struggle to develop his theory of evolution.

Adrian Desmond and James Moore's gripping narrative reveals the great personal cost to Darwin of pursuing inflammatory truths―telling the whole story of how he came to his epoch-making conclusions.


ISBN: 0393311503

Rating: 4.0/5

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Format: odf, lit, fb2, ibooks, mobi, cb7, azf

ISBN13: 978-0393311501

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (June 17, 1994)

Language: English

Subcategory: Professionals & Academics

Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist
Biographies & Memoris
Author: Adrian Desmond
Title: Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist