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Darwin: A Life In Science

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Darwin: A Life In Science by Michael White
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Today Charles Darwin is regarded as one of the most -- if not themost -- influential scientists of all time. Yet in his lifetime his radical new intepretation of evolution based on natural selection earned him as much antagonism as it did accolades. In fact he faced a huge barrage of criticism for his 'heretical' new theories, from those closest to him as well as from the leading scientific and religious thinkers of the day. John Gribbin and Michael White examine both the scientist and the science, putting one firmly in the context of the other. Thus they bring us a revealing portrait of a man plagued by illness and personal tragedy, who was nonetheless driven throughout his life to pursue his scientific goals. At the same time they lucidly explain the enormous impact of his thinking on natural selecton and evolution, bringing the reader up to date in terms of how Darwinism has shaped modern scientific thought.

Author Biography

Michael White is the author of several books including the bestselling STEPHEN HAWKING: A LIFE IN SCIENCE and EINSTEIN: A LIFE IN SCIENCE, both with John Gribbin. He writes regularly for the DAILY TELEGRAPH, NEW SCIENTIST, FOCUS and GQ. He lives in London with his wife. Dr John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. He writes for NATURE, NEW SCIENTIST, THE TIMES, the GUARDIAN, the DAILY TELEGRAPH and the INDEPENDENT. Married with two sons he lives in East Sussex.
Release date NZ
February 2nd, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Re-issue
Imprint
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Pages
336
Dimensions
129x198x22
ISBN-13
9781847391490
Product ID
2752833

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