LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Importitall
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Authors > 0199213542
  1. Charles Darwin (Very Interesting People Series)
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. Charles Darwin (Very Interesting People Series)

    [0199213542]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (4 reviews)
    Price R330.00

     pinterest 
Additional Information

Very definitive, very concise, and very interesting...

From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures--people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time.

Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Similar Products

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and CopernicanEvolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies (Oxford World's Classics)The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary EditionThe Birth of a New Physics (Revised and Updated)Charles Darwin and the Question of Evolution: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)Waves and Oscillations: A Prelude to Quantum MechanicsThe Social Construction of What?Consilience: The Unity of KnowledgeAdvice for a Young Investigator (MIT Press)Race: A Theological Account
Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780199213542
ISBN
0199213542
Label
Oxford University Press
Manufacturer
Oxford University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
139
PublicationDate
2007-06-18
Publisher
Oxford University Press
SKU
mkpg-11-10-05058
Studio
Oxford University Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

First, it's quite important to note this: neither the catalogue description attached to this item nor many of the readers' reviews actually speak to the Very Interesting People series volume on Darwin. Instead, they refer to Janet Browne's magisterial (two volume) biography of Darwin. Confusing.

Second, the actual short VIP biography of Darwin co-written by Adrian Desmond, James Moore, and Janet Browne, is a judiciously compact overview of his life and work--although it's SO compact that it tends to be a Sergeant Friday-like "just the facts, ma'am" exercise. The authors run through Darwin's early years, his Beagle adventures, his return to England, gradual invalidism, marriage, Downe House, the writing of the Origin, and his subsequent work. None of it is new or unexpected, but an especially nice feature is the way in which the authors demonstrate that Darwin's post-Origin writing, varied as it seems on the surface, all labors to continue the Origin thesis by... Read more
interesting summary of the life of a very interesting fellow by several Darwin scholars. Gives some context of the period in which darwin wrote The Origin and his other works
Written by three historians of science. who have a catalogue of other biographies of Darwin behind them, this book seeks to affirm the importance of Darwin as a VIP. With that aim, Chapter One opens with the following line 'Charles Robert Darwin..originator of the theory of natural slection...'

Hence this book opens with a huge falsehood. Nowhere in this Darwin worship manual is any mention made of Patrick Matthew, who is recognised by leading biologists (e.g. Darwin, Wallace, de Beer, Mayr, Hamilton, Weale, Forsdyke etc ) as the originator of the theory of natural selection.

Matthew, in 1831 published the entire theory 27 years before Darwin and Wallace put so much as pen to private notepad on the topic.

Today it it newly discovered with Big Data analytics (see 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret') that Darwin's and Wallace's friends, influencer's, editors and influencer's influencers had prior read and cited Matthew's book before their joint... Read more
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.