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Charles Darwin

J. David Archibald

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Reaktion Books
01 November 2021
Series: Critical Lives
In 1859 Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. In this bedrock of biology books Darwin carved a new origin-story for all life: evolution rather than creation.

In his new biography J. David Archibald describes and analyses Darwin's prodigious body of work, as well as his equally productive home life - he lived with his wife and seven children in the hectic environs of Down House, south of London. There among his family and friends Darwin continued to experiment and write many more books on orchids, sex, emotions, and earthworms until his death in 1882, when he was honoured with burial at Westminster Abbey. This is a fresh, up-to-date account of the life and work of a most remarkable man.
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Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9781789144406
ISBN 10:   178914440X
Series:   Critical Lives
Pages:   240
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Archibald taught at Yale University and is emeritus professor of biology, San Diego State University. He is the author or co-editor of many books including Charles Darwin: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works (2018).

Reviews for Charles Darwin

Don't let the slender stature of this book fool you. This is a powerful and authoritative guide to the complex and often misrepresented life and work of Charles Darwin. J. David Archibald has mastered the sources and takes his readers on an extraordinary journey. - John van Wyhe, historian of science, Director of Darwin Online


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