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Two hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 1809), this thoroughly illustrated, yet concise biography reveals the great scientist as husband, father, and friend.Tim M. Berra, whose "Darwin: The Man" lectures are in high demand worldwide, tells the fascinating story of the person and the idea that changed everything. Berra discusses Darwin’s revolutionary sTwo hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 1809), this thoroughly illustrated, yet concise biography reveals the great scientist as husband, father, and friend.Tim M. Berra, whose "Darwin: The Man" lectures are in high demand worldwide, tells the fascinating story of the person and the idea that changed everything. Berra discusses Darwin’s revolutionary scientific work, its impact on modern-day biological science, and the influence of Darwin’s evolutionary theory on Western thought. But Berra digs deeper to reveal Darwin the man by combining anecdotes with carefully selected illustrations and photographs.This small gem of a book includes 20 color plates and 60 black-and-white illustrations, along with an annotated list of Darwin’s publications and a chronology of his life....

Title : Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man
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ISBN : 9780801891045
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man Reviews

  • Corey
    2019-03-21 03:33

    Whoa, talk about concise! This is practically a short story, and can be easily read in a single evening. As such, it provides a highly accessible overview of Charles Darwin's life, touching on all the key points and concentrating primarily on his personal life. Readers wanting more depth will need to go elsewhere, but you can hardly go wrong here for such a small investment of time. I especially liked the reproduction of Darwin's list of reasons why or why not he should be married.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-13 01:51

    Informative read, but doesn't really go into depth like other novels. This is a good book if you're looking for the quick facts, not so great if your needing research materials that go into depth.

  • John
    2019-02-27 05:43

    A barebones biography of Darwin that's really quite superb for what it is. If you want a more in-depth portrait of Darwin the man, then obviously you'll go for a full-length biography, but Berra succeeds in hitting all the right bases and in explaining with admirable succinctness the science and its import. Much recommended -- perhaps to be read alongside another short book that I enjoyed a few years ago, Janet Browne's Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography.

  • Terry
    2019-03-05 00:41

    This is a physically small and thin book. It is a terrific overview of Darwin's life and his ideas about the "transmutation of species". The word "evolution" wasn't used by Darwin like we use it today. Wonderful insights into his life & work. Hopefully people will be informed and Darwin and evolution will not be so demonized by some.

  • Martin
    2019-03-15 07:43

    I am as fascinatied by the man as I am by his accomplishments. This book gives a nice concise summary of his qualities as a doting husband, caring father, curious scientist, thorough experimenter and relisher of thinking in quietude, qualities I'd love to emulate.

  • Phil
    2019-03-09 08:42

    Excellent information in a concise book. Lots of photos to help bring Darwin's life..."to life". Lacks the passion of an excellent biography. To me it was more like reading a long Wikipedia article with photos. I probably will re-read it because of the concise info.

  • Jeffrey Wright
    2019-03-02 08:48

    Live and learn (the survival of the smartest)-- before we all go down the tubes.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-03 04:26

    Wonderful. Got (as in "got") Darwin. Really really short book AND it has pictures AND it is brilliant. Johns Hopskins Press. It has pictures!

  • Merryll
    2019-03-01 02:23

    Interesting insight into the man and his mark on the world

  • Chris Borkent
    2019-02-25 03:30

    Definitely concise! A great refresher on all that Charles Darwin did. Highly recommended for anyone interested in knowing something more about this fascinating man.

  • Wes Bishop
    2019-03-20 04:49

    A short look at the life of Darwin. A good place to begin researching his life and work and an excellent tool to introduce friends and family to the truth of evolution.

  • Sem
    2019-03-23 00:30

    I presume this is intended for a young adult audience. It's serviceable, though bland, and mildly contentious on occasion. One would probably get more from the Wikipedia entry.