Charles Darwin Voyaging

Traces the life of the great British scientist, describes his travels as a naturalist, and traces the development of his theories ’s biography opens.

Author: E. Janet Browne

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Charles Darwin Voyaging

Yet, only with the publication of Voyaging, the first volume of this acclaimed biography, do we have a truly vivid and comprehensive picture of Darwin as a man and a scientist.

Author: Janet Browne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407053202

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Few lives of great men offer so much interest - and so many mysteries - as the life of Charles Darwin, the greatest figure of nineteenth-century science, whose ideas are still inspiring discoveries and controversies more than 100 years after his death. Yet, only with the publication of Voyaging, the first volume of this acclaimed biography, do we have a truly vivid and comprehensive picture of Darwin as a man and a scientist. The second and final volume of Janet Browne's biography of Darwin - The Power of Place - is also available from Pimlico.
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Charles Darwin

Author: E. Janet Browne

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ISBN: OCLC:816196084

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Charles Darwin Voyaging

... Secular Ark : Studies in the History of Biogeography Dictionary of the History of
Science ( co - editor ) Voyage of the Beagle : Charles Darwin ' s Journal of
Researches ( co - editor ) CHARLES DARWIN Voyaging Charles Darwin ,
around 1857.

Author: E. Janet Browne

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000044734295

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Traces the life of the great British scientist, describes his travels as a naturalist, and traces the development of his theories
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Charles Darwin Voyaging

'Voyaging', the first of two volumes that will constitute the definitive biography of Charles Darwin, provides a vivid and comprehensive picture of Darwin as a man and a scientist.

Author: Janet Browne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1844133141

Category: Evolution (Biology).

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Few lives of great men offer so much interest - and so many mysteries - as the life of Charles Darwin, the greatest figure of nineteenth-century science, whose ideas are still inspiring discoveries and controversies more than 100 years after his death. Only now, with the publication of 'Voyaging', the first of two volumes that will constitute the definitive biography, do we have a truly vivid and comprehensive picture of Darwin as a man and a scientist.
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Charles Darwin

Traces the life of the great British scientist, describes his travels as a naturalist, and traces the development of his theories.

Author: E. Janet Browne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691114390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Traces the life of the great British scientist, describes his travels as a naturalist, and traces the development of his theories.
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Darwin s Origin of Species

In this book, Janet Browne, Charles Darwin's foremost biographer, shows why Darwin's Origin of Species can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published.

Author: Janet Browne

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857897145

Category: Science

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No book has changed our understanding of ourselves more than Darwin's Origin of Species. It caused a sensation on its first day of publication in 1859 and went on to become an international bestseller. The idea that living things gradually evolve through natural selection profoundly shocked its Victorian readers, calling into question what had been for many the unshakeable belief that there was a Creator. In this book, Janet Browne, Charles Darwin's foremost biographer, shows why Darwin's Origin of Species can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published. She describes the genesis of Darwin's theories, explains how they were initially received and examines why they remain so contentious today. Her book is a marvellously readable account of the work that altered forever our knowledge of what it is to be human.
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Charles Darwin s Religious Views

Charles Darwin : The Power of Place . New York : Knopf , 2002 . Browne , Janet .
Darwin's Origin of Species : A Biography . London : Atlantic Books , 2006 .
Browne , Janet . Charles Darwin : Voyaging . New York : Knopf , 1995 . Burch
Brown ...

Author: David Herbert

Publisher: Sola Scriptura Ministries International

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132212163

Category: Religion

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This book is a spiritual biography that focuses primarily on the religious experiences of Charles Darwin's life. Its intent is to demonstrate how Darwin's rejection of the Bible led him to adopt the naturalistic assumptions that were foundational to his belief in evolutionism.
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Critique of Intelligent Design

David Kohn ( Princeton , N . J . : Princeton University Press , 1985 ) , 301 . Adrian
Desmond and James Moore , Darwin : The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist (
New York : W . W . Norton , 1994 ) . Janet Browne , Charles Darwin : Voyaging ...

Author: John Bellamy Foster

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131671179

Category: Philosophy

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Critique of Intelligent Design is a compelling account of the debate between materialism and religion as well as an overview of the contemporary fight concerning nature, science, history, morality, and knowledge. The authors demonstrate how historical materialism is a crucial social foundation from which to confront intelligent design. They provide a fascinating account of the development of science in opposition to the proponents of "received wisdom." --from publisher description
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Charles Darwin

It is at this point that the concluding volume of Janet Browne’s biography opens.

Author: Janet Browne

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307793680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle of acquaintances. He was not yet a focus of debate; his “big book on species” still lay on his study desk in the form of a huge pile of manuscript. For more than twenty years he had been accumulating material for it, puzzling over questions it raised, trying—it seemed endlessly—to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. Publication appeared to be as far away as ever, delayed by his inherent cautiousness and wish to be certain that his startling theory of evolution was correct. It is at this point that the concluding volume of Janet Browne’s biography opens. The much-praised first volume, Voyaging, carried Darwin’s story through his youth and scientific apprenticeship, the adventurous Beagle voyage, his marriage and the birth of his children, the genesis and development of his ideas. Now, beginning with the extraordinary events that finally forced the Origin of Species into print, we come to the years of fame and controversy. For Charles Darwin, the intellectual upheaval touched off by his book had deep personal as well as public consequences. Always an intensely private man, he suddenly found himself and his ideas being discussed—and often attacked—in circles far beyond those of his familiar scientific community. Demonized by some, defended by others (including such brilliant supporters as Thomas Henry Huxley and Joseph Hooker), he soon emerged as one of the leading thinkers of the Victorian era, a man whose theories played a major role in shaping the modern world. Yet, in spite of the enormous new pressures, he clung firmly, sometimes painfully, to the quiet things that had always meant the most to him—his family, his research, his network of correspondents, his peaceful life at Down House. In her account of this second half of Darwin’s life, Janet Browne does dramatic justice to all aspects of the Darwinian revolution, from a fascinating examination of the Victorian publishing scene to a survey of the often furious debates between scientists and churchmen over evolutionary theory. At the same time, she presents a wonderfully sympathetic and authoritative picture of Darwin himself right through the heart of the Darwinian revolution, busily sending and receiving letters, pursuing research on subjects that fascinated him (climbing plants, earthworms, pigeons—and, of course, the nature of evolution), writing books, and contending with his mysterious, intractable ill health. Thanks to Browne’s unparalleled command of the scientific and scholarly sources, we ultimately see Darwin more clearly than we ever have before, a man confirmed in greatness but endearingly human. Reviewing Voyaging, Geoffrey Moorhouse observed that “if Browne’s second volume is as comprehensively lucid as her first, there will be no need for anyone to write another word on Darwin.” The Power of Place triumphantly justifies that praise.
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The Darwin Conspiracy

BOWLBY , John , 1990 , Charles Darwin : A Biography , London , Hutchinson
BRACKMAN , A . C . , 1980 , A Delicate ... Charles Darwin : Voyaging , London ,
Pimlico BROWNE , Janet , 2003 , Charles Darwin : The Power of Place , London
 ...

Author: Roy Davies

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ISBN: UOM:39015080856365

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Roy Davies unravels a 150-year-old mystery - namely how was Charles Darwin awarded the credit for the discovery of the theory of evolution when it belonged to someone else and why have academics ignored evidence that shows Darwin perpetrated one of the greatest crimes in the history of science?
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Darwin s Sacred Cause

This “masterful” book restores the missing moral core of Darwin’s evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about human origins (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Author: Adrian Desmond

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547527758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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An “arresting” and deeply personal portrait that “confront[s] the touchy subject of Darwin and race head on” (The New York Times Book Review). It’s difficult to overstate the profound risk Charles Darwin took in publishing his theory of evolution. How and why would a quiet, respectable gentleman, a pillar of his parish, produce one of the most radical ideas in the history of human thought? Drawing on a wealth of manuscripts, family letters, diaries, and even ships’ logs, Adrian Desmond and James Moore have restored the moral missing link to the story of Charles Darwin’s historic achievement. Nineteenth-century apologists for slavery argued that blacks and whites had originated as separate species, with whites created superior. Darwin, however, believed that the races belonged to the same human family. Slavery was therefore a sin, and abolishing it became Darwin’s sacred cause. His theory of evolution gave a common ancestor not only to all races, but to all biological life. This “masterful” book restores the missing moral core of Darwin’s evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about human origins (Publishers Weekly, starred review). It will revolutionize your view of the great naturalist. “An illuminating new book.” —Smithsonian “Compelling . . . Desmond and Moore aptly describe Darwin’s interaction with some of the thorniest social and political issues of the day.” —Wired “This exciting book is sure to create a stir.” —Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University, and author of Charles Darwin: Voyaging
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Fishermen Turtles and Darwin

Browne , Janet 1995 Charles Darwin : Voyaging . Princeton : Princeton University
Press . Burkhardt , Frederick and Sydney Smith , ed . 1985 The Correspondence
of Charles Darwin : Volume 1 , 1821-1836 . Cambridge : University of ...

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The Quotable Darwin

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 ...

Author: Janet Browne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400888672

Category: Reference

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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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Magill s Literary Annual 2003

CHARLES DARWIN The Power of Place THE POWER OF PLACE Author : Janet
Browne ( 1950Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf ... Darwin's closest friend , who founded
and directed the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Charles Darwin : Voyaging ...

Author: John D. Wilson

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 1587651297

Category: Literary Criticism

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Magill's Literary Annual, 2003, is the fiftieth publication in a series that began in 1954. The philosophy behind the annual has been to evaluate critically 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous year. Our focus is to provide coverage for works that are likely to be of particular interest to the general reader, that reflect the publishing trends of a given year, that add to careers of authors being taught and researched in literature programs, and that will stand the test of time. By filtering the thousands of books published each year down to two hundred notable titles, the editors have provided the busy librarian with an excellent reader's advisory tool and patrons with fodder for book discussion groups and a guide for selection. The essay-reviews in the Annual also provide a more academic, ""reference"" review of a work than is typically found in newspapers and other periodical sources. This year's works are drawn from such categories as anthropology, autobiography, biography, current affairs, diaries, economics, environment, essays, history, language, literary criticism, medicine, memoirs, nature, philosophy, poetry, psychology, religion, science, short fiction, sociology, technology, travel, and women's issues. The articles are arranged alphabetically by book title. A complete list of included titles can be found at the beginning of volume 1. Each 2,000-word article begins with a block of top matter that indicates the title, author, publisher, and price of the work. When possible, the year of the author's birth is also provided. The top matter also includes the number of pages of the book, the type of work, and, when appropriate, the time period and locale represented in the text. Next comes a capsule description of the work. When pertinent, a list of principal characters or personages, with brief descriptions, introduces the review. These original essay-reviews analyze intent and relative success of the author and the work under discussion. To assist the reader further, the articles are supplemented by a list of additional reviews for further study. Every essay includes a brief biography of the author or authors, and thumbnail photographs of the book covers and authors are included as available. At the end of volume 2 are four cumulative indexes listing works covered from the years 1977 to 2003: an index of Biographical Works by Subject, a Category Index, a Title Index, and an Author Index. The index of Biographical Works by Subject is arranged by subject rather than by author or title.
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Yale , 1983 . Browne , J . Charles Darwin : Voyaging . London , 1995 . Cameron ,
I . Antarctica : the Last Continent . London , 1974 . Darwin , C . Journal of
Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the various Countries visited
by H ...

Author: Ray Desmond

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

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The first detailed account of Hooker's extensive travels.
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The Evolutionists

American Thinkers Confront Charles Darwin, 1860-1920 J. David Hoeveler ...
One could review the scientific discussion of Darwin ' s book at great length and it
supplies a compelling body of writing ... Charles Darwin : Voyaging , a Biography
.

Author: J. David Hoeveler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X030112745

Category: History

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Thirty minutes into his first day at a new school, Stride is confronted with a difficult situation. He's just been led into a room with a school shooter, and that's not the half of it, it's the people hiding in the ceiling that he's really worried about, and the dead body they brought with them. The final nail in his coffin comes when he gets a text message from his best friend he was forced to leave behind, and he learns the disturbing news:"I'm trapped, Stride. They came for me too; I'm cornered in a classroom. They're braking down the door to get me. I got shot, but I'm not bleeding, I don't understand. I keep seeing all these things, places I've never been to. I see myself trapped in this dark room...please find me...I need you. If you're alive, if they haven't gotten you, I love you, destroy your phone, and stay alive."How is Stride going to save his best friend from the same people who are after him? Perhaps the better question would be: how is he going to stay alive long enough to do it?
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Aurora Torealis

A good summary of recent work in this area is given by Evelleen Richards , “
Democratizing Darwin , ” Annals of Science 52 ( 1995 ) , 509 – 517 . For
biographical contextualization of Darwin , see Janet Browne , Charles Darwin :
Voyaging ...

Author: Tore Frängsmyr

Publisher: Science History Publications/USA

ISBN: UOM:39015077634007

Category: Science

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He has been a force in the development of the history of science for decades, focusing on the eighteenth-century Enlightenment (when he admits it existed) and is the author of a seminal two-volume work in the field and another on, of all things, Peking Man. Frangsmyr's range of interests and his astonishing level of expertise in all are reflected in these essays, with topics ranging from concepts of evolution and progress in Lucretius to da Vinci's concept of nature, Torricelli's improvements of Galileo, Solomon's houses and Bianchi's academic places, Linnaeus and Darwin, the use and abuse of von Humboldt, nationalism and horticulture in the US, a divided Jules Verne, a consolidated history of reason, experiments and physics, conflicting cosmologies, and science in an age of policy. Science History Publications USA is a division of Watson Publishing International.
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