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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date July 1, 2007
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393329957
ISBN-10 039332995X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of On the Origin of Species, in an account that draws on his secret 'transmutation' notebooks and personal letters to offer insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book Review Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of On the Origin of Species. Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.

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Hardcover
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (July 1, 2006)
9780393059816 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (July 1, 2007)
9780393329957 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781572705692
 
With Grover Gardner (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 28, 2006)
9781572705692 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.

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