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Charles and Emma : the Darwins' leap of faith / Deborah Heiligman.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library TEEN 921 DARWIN (Text) 39206020484547 Teen NF Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780805087215 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0805087214 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-262) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Better than a dog -- Rat catching -- Conceal your doubts -- Where doors and windows stand open -- Little Miss Slip-Slop -- The next world -- The sensation of fear -- A leap -- A busy man -- Melancholy thoughts -- A whirl of noise and motion -- Heavy baggage, blazing fires -- Definition of happiness -- Pregnant thoughts -- Little animalcules -- Down in the country -- Sudden deaths -- Barnacles and babies -- Doing custards -- A fretful child -- God only know the issue -- A dear and good child -- Against the rules -- Terrible suffering -- the origins of "The Origin." -- Dependent on each other in so complex a manner -- What the Lord hath delivered -- Feeling, not reasoning -- Such a noise -- Mere trickery -- Warmth to the end -- Happy is the man -- Unasked questions -- So much to worship -- Acknowledgments -- Family tree -- Source notes -- Selected bibligraphy -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"Charles Darwin published 'The origin of species,' his revolutionary treatise on evolution, in 1859. Even today, the theory of evolution creates tension between the scientific and religious communities. This same debate raged within Darwin himself and played an important part in his marriage: Emma's faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on his controversial theory. His wife's religious convictions made him rethink how the world would receive his ideas"--From publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
1020L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 7.6 11.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2010
National Book Award finalist, 2009
Subject: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 > Juvenile literature.
Darwin, Emma Wedgwood, 1808-1896 > Juvenile literature.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Darwin, Emma Wedgwood, 1808-1896.
Young adults.
Naturalists > England > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Naturalists > England > Biography.

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