The Quotable Darwin A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalistHere is Charles Darwin in his own words the naturalist traveler scientific thinker and controversial author

  • Title: The Quotable Darwin
  • Author: Janet Browne
  • ISBN: 9780691169354
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalistHere is Charles Darwin in his own words the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world Featuring hundreds of quotations carefully selected by world renowned Darwin biographer Janet Browne, TA treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalistHere is Charles Darwin in his own words the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world Featuring hundreds of quotations carefully selected by world renowned Darwin biographer Janet Browne, The Quotable Darwin draws from Darwin s writings, letters to friends and family, autobiographical reminiscences, and private scientific notebooks It offers a multifaceted portrait that takes readers through his youth, the famous voyage of the Beagle, the development of his thoughts about evolution, his gradual loss of religious faith, and the time spent turning his ideas into a well articulated theory about the natural origin of all living beings a theory that dangerously included the origin of humans.The Quotable Darwin also includes many of the key responses to Darwin s ideas from figures across the social spectrum, scientists and nonscientists alike and criticism too We see Darwin as an innovative botanist and geologist, an affectionate husband and father, and a lively correspondent who once told his cousin that he liked to play billiards because it drives the horrid species out of my head This book gives us an intimate look at Darwin at work, at home, as a public figure, and on his travels.Complete with a chronology of Darwin s life by Browne, The Quotable Darwin provides an engagingly fresh perspective on a remarkable man who was always thinking deeply about the natural world.

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    1. There's something rather satisfying about a nice, chunky book of quotations. I treasure my Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, for example. However, single author collections can be quite a struggle to get through. I've already seen both The Quotable Feynman and The Ultimate Quotable Einstein for two of the great names of physics, each of them rather good at profound sound bites and witty interjections. But also in each case, even though I like the author's writing, I found it difficult [...]

    2. Some of my favorite quotations are from Darwin. This collection shows what an intelligent, level-headed and humble man he was. To me, the great genius of his works is not that they show such brilliant intuition, but, on the contrary, they show methodical collection of appropriate data, wide reading, evidence of extensive discussion with his colleagues (and pigeon fanciers), and the application of the thoughts of Lyell and Malthus. If you've never read On the Origin of Species, even if you have l [...]

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