At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...
When it was first published, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, with its now commonplace central idea of 'natural selection', scandalised the world. But in the context of modern times, how do we grasp just how original and daring it was in 1859?
Darwin & Evolution is a riveting look into the life of Charles Darwin and his reluctant rise from being a quiet and eccentric bug enthusiast to one of the greatest scientists of all time. Darwin's Big Idea is explained in a straightforward and gripping style, providing an account of the importance of his groundbreaking voyage on HMS Beagle, and the implications of his revolutionary concept of evolution.
The Big Idea series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs.
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In the latest of Arrow's The Big Idea series, Darwin and Evolution, Paul Strathern demonstrates the scale of Darwin's outstanding insight in this witty and intensely readable biography. With an unashamedly 20th-century perspective, Strathern shows that Darwin, though flawed, was genius enough to overturn the preconceptions of Victorian society. Get out there and buy the rest.
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THE BIG IDEA is a hugely popular series of science books that, at only 96 pages each, are an accessible read for the amateur
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Book Description Arrow, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 96 pages. 7.80x5.12x0.28 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099238225
Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099238225