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The Resource The quotable Darwin, collected and edited by Janet Browne

The quotable Darwin, collected and edited by Janet Browne

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The quotable Darwin
Title
The quotable Darwin
Statement of responsibility
collected and edited by Janet Browne
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Language
eng
Summary
A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist Here is Charles Darwin in his own words--the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world. Featuring hundreds of quotations carefully selected by world-renowned Darwin biographer Janet Browne, The Quotable Darwin draws from Darwin's writings, letters to friends and family, autobiographical reminiscences, and private scientific notebooks. It offers a multifaceted portrait that takes readers through his youth, the famous voyage of the Beagle, the development of his thoughts about evolution, his gradual loss of religious faith, and the time spent turning his ideas into a well-articulated theory about the natural origin of all living beings--a theory that dangerously included the origin of humans. The Quotable Darwin also includes many of the key responses to Darwin's ideas from figures across the social spectrum, scientists and nonscientists alike--and criticism too. We see Darwin as an innovative botanist and geologist, an affectionate husband and father, and a lively correspondent who once told his cousin that he liked to play billiards because "it drives the horrid species out of my head." This book gives us an intimate look at Darwin at work, at home, as a public figure, and on his travels. Complete with a chronology of Darwin's life by Browne, The Quotable Darwin provides an engagingly fresh perspective on a remarkable man who was always thinking deeply about the natural world
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1809-1882
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darwin, Charles
Dewey number
576.8/2092
Index
index present
LC call number
QH365.Z9
LC item number
B76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Browne, E. J.
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural history
Label
The quotable Darwin, collected and edited by Janet Browne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 348 pages
Isbn
9780691169354
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017003239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)PU1169354
  • (FlPpSEB)PU1169354
Label
The quotable Darwin, collected and edited by Janet Browne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 348 pages
Isbn
9780691169354
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017003239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)PU1169354
  • (FlPpSEB)PU1169354

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