The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution / David Quammen.
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- ISBN: 9780792746270 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0792746279 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 45 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : 2006.
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Read by Grover Gardner.
In September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that natural selection among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity. Twenty-one years passed between that epiphany and publication of On the Origin of Species. The human drama and scientific basis of that time constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that illuminates this cautious naturalist who sparked an intellectual revolution. Drawing from Darwin's secret notebooks and personal letters, David Quammen has sketched a vivid life portrait of the man whose work remains controversial today.
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