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Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths, Andrew Norman

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Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths
Title
Charles Darwin
Title remainder
destroyer of myths
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Andrew Norman
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eng
Summary
"Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the "destroyer of mythical beliefs," some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late December 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere, he could not have imagined that the experience would lead him to formulate a theory that would totally revolutionize the way in which we viewed the natural world. He did not come to his conclusions about the origin and evolution of all life on Earth quickly, though, for just as the living organisms to which his theory applied had evolved over millions of years, so his thinking evolved as his own life progressed. How did this thoughtful, methodical scientist come to have such an impact on his time--and on ours? These questions and more are what Andrew Norman seeks to answer in this biography of the author of The Origin of Species"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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  • 576.8/2092
  • B
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.D2
LC item number
N67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
D2283n 2014
Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths, Andrew Norman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-312) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charles Darwin : a child is born -- Religion : Unitarianism -- Shrewsbury School and the Reverend Butler -- Edinburgh -- Cambridge -- John Locke and William Paley -- A proposition -- The voyage of HMS Beagle -- The Galapagos -- Home at last -- Thomas Robert Malthus -- Romance : Marriage : Darwin's theory takes shape -- A rival appears on the scene : Darwin's hand is forced -- Labor omnia vincit -- The origin of species -- The great Oxford debate -- Aftermath of the great debate -- Alfred Russel Wallace -- Variation : the theory of pangenesis -- Sir Francis Salton -- The descent of man -- Darwin and freedom of thought -- Erasmus Darwin -- Lamarck -- Patrick Matthew -- William Charles Wells -- Darwin's chronic illness : Dr James M. Gully -- Darwin's continuing ill-health : possible causes -- Dr Ralph Colp : professor Saul Adler : Chagas' disease -- Darwin, Emma, and God -- Religions : their creation and evolution -- The dinosaurs -- Birds : the only surviving dinosaurs -- The eugenics debate -- Major Leonard Darwin -- Social Darwinism : the deliberate misrepresentation of Darwin's ideas : the Nazi Holocaust -- Why superstition may be preferable to reason -- The ingrained nature of false beliefs -- Genetic science vindicates Darwin and provides an explanation for variation -- Darwin and Downe's Church of St Mary the Virgin -- The Darwin children -- The final decade
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24 cm
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First North American edition.
Extent
xii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781628737257
Lccn
2014011475
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