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Darwin: The Story of the Man and His Theories of Evolution Hardcover – August 7, 2018
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.65 pounds
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0233005366
- ISBN-13 : 978-0233005362
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.75 x 9.75 inches
- Publisher : Andre Deutsch; Illustrated edition (August 7, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,845,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The second bonus is that the author is a science historian specialising in research into Darwin. History tends to get a little distorted over time but van Wyhe's research has corrected some of the inaccuracies that have crept in. For example, there has been a little too much emphasis on Darwin's time in the Galapagos isles as an influence on his developing the theory of natural selection - it was important, but not really the 'eureka' moment it's often portrayed to be. Also he seems to have got on far better with FitzRoy, the captain of the Beagle, than we have been led to believe.
We are so lucky that Darwin wrote so many notes and letters, and also that he kept them all, leaving an incredibly rich history, and this book is a great snapshot of his life.