September 20th, 2010 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle
Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin’s The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day.
The Origin of Species is here published together with Darwin’s earlier Voyage of the ‘Beagle’. This 1839 account of the journeys to South America and the Pacific islands that first put Darwin on the track of his remarkable theories derives an added charm from his vivid description of his travels in exotic places and his eye for the piquant detail.
August 11th, 2008 | by
Janantoon | published in biografie, English texts | Comments Off on Charles Darwin, the naturalist who started a scientific revolution
Last week while on holiday in Kent, we visited Down House, the house where Darwin lived during the last 40 years of his life and where he wrote his major works. It is a lovely house, almost completely restored to the place Mr. Darwin used to live and work in. Certainly his study was very […]
January 1st, 2008 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Solene Morris, Charles Darwin at Down House
Charles Darwin at Down House Solene Morris, Louise Wilson taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: English Heritageeerste editie: gedrukt: 2006verworven: 2008bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 1850748624verworven via: Down House More Charles Darwin.
January 1st, 2008 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Charles Darwin, Origins
OriginsSelected letters of Charles Darwin.1822-1859 Charles Darwin, Frederick Burkhardt (ed.) taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Cambridge University Presseerste editie: gedrukt: 2008verworven: 2008bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9780521898621verworven via: Brussel More Charles Darwin.
January 1st, 2006 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Janet Browne, Darwin&’s Origin of Species
Darwin’s Origin of SpeciesA Biography Janet Browne taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Atlantic Bookseerste editie: gedrukt: 2006verworven: 2006bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 1843543931verworven via: Amazon More Charles Darwin.
January 1st, 2006 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on John Dupré, Darwin’s Legacy
Darwin’s LegacyWhat Evolution Means Today John Dupré taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Oxford University Presseerste editie: gedrukt: 2005verworven: 2006bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0199284210verworven via: Marnix
January 1st, 2003 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Cyril Aydon, Charles Darwin
Thanks to his family’s wealth and forbearance Dr Darwin’s gifted son could devote all his time to a passionate curiosity about the natural world. No one could have made better use of such advantages, and the young man’s physical and intellectual excitement on the Beagle voyage comes freshly alive in this new biography, as do the years of painstaking work that followed that mind-altering experience. Darwin made major contributions to the study of geology, virtually invented the science of ecology, and his two major publications – The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man -changed for ever our view of life on earth and man’s place in the natural order.
Cyril Aydon’s account combines historical accuracy with a lucid overview of natural science. He explains what The Origin of Species was about, and offers a ringside seat at the splendid row that followed its publication. In an extended postscript, the author follows the changing fortunes of Darwinian theories according to fashions in intellectual thought, and in the context of two centuries of scientific speculation and discovery. With conflict still raising its head in both the USA and the UK about the teaching of creationism alongside or instead of evolution, in our schools, this book allows us to appreciate fully the greatness and the humanity of the father of evolutionary theory.
Aydon has an obvious fondness for his subject, and his lively and well-rounded treatment of one of the best-known figures of history and science is written for all who have an interest in the man or his work.
January 1st, 1999 | by
Janantoon | published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural SelectionThe Descent of Man Charles Darwin taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: William Bentoneerste editie: gedrukt: 1952verworven: 1999bindwijze: gebondenisbn: verworven via: Demian