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The Darwin Archipelago: The Naturalist's Career Beyond Origin of Species
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date April 17, 2012
Pages 228
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300181586
ISBN-10 0300181582
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 0.76 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Other format details university press
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Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species. But he produced many other books over his long career, exploring specific aspects of the theory of evolution by natural selection in greater depth. The eminent evolutionary biologist Steve Jones uses these lesser-known works as springboards to examine how their essential ideas have generated whole fields of modern biology.

Earthworms helped found modern soil science, Expression of the Emotions helped found comparative psychology, and Self-Fertilization and Forms of Flowers were important early works on the origin of sex. Through this delightful introduction to Darwin's oeuvre, one begins to see Darwin's role in biology as resembling Einstein's in physics: he didn't have one brilliant idea but many and in fact made some seminal contribution to practically every field of evolutionary study. Though these lesser-known works may seem disconnected, Jones points out that they all share a common theme: the power of small means over time to produce gigantic ends. Called a "world of wonders" by the Times of London, The Darwin Archipelago will expand any reader's view of Darwin's genius and will demonstrate how all of biology, like life itself, descends from a common ancestor.

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from Yale Univ Pr (April 26, 2011)
9780300155402 | details & prices | 228 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species.
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Reprint edition from Yale Univ Pr (April 17, 2012)
9780300181586 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species.

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