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Charles Darwin And The Mystery Of Mysteries

Author : Susan Pearson
ISBN : 9781429963305
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AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of one of the world's most influential scientists. Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle but also through the thinking that led him to his world-changing theory and most famous work, The Origin of th e Species. Complete with historical photographs and documented passages straight from Darwin's personal diary, this engaging book ensures that a new generation of young readers will get to know one of the scientists who shaped our understanding of the world. Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Darwin And Evolution For Kids

Author : Kristan Lawson
ISBN : 9781613740415
Genre : Education
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Darwin and Evolution for Kids traces the transformation of a privileged and somewhat scatterbrained youth into the great thinker who proposed the revolutionary theory of evolution. Through 21 hands-on activities, young scientists learn about Darwin's life and work and assess current evidence of evolution. Activities include going on a botanical treasure hunt, keeping field notes as a backyard naturalist, and tying knots for ship sails like those on the HMS Beagle . Children also learn how fossils are created, trace genetic traits through their family trees, and discover if acquired traits are passed along to future generations. By encouraging children, parents, and teachers to define the differences between theories and beliefs, facts and opinions, Darwin and Evolution for Kids does not shy away from a theory that continues to spark heated public debate more than a century after it was first proposed.

Tracing Darwin S Path In Cape Horn

Author : Ricardo Rozzi
ISBN : 9781574417074
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Charles Darwin spent the majority of his 1832-1833 voyage around the world in southern South America, and his early experiences in the Cape Horn region may have triggered his first ideas on human evolution. Darwin was not only a field naturalist, but also a scholar of the observations of the European explorers who preceded him. This book illuminates the foundations of Cape Horn’s natural history records as they oriented Darwin’s own explorations and his ideas on natural selection. Richly illustrated with maps and color photographs, this book also offers a guide to the sites visited by Darwin and offers a compass for present-day visitors who can follow Darwin’s path over the sea and land, and encounter the people who so influenced him. Cape Horn is one of the few wilderness areas remaining on the planet, and visitors will benefit from a handbook that orients them toward a responsible tourism experience that will in turn contribute to the conservation of this unique and culturally diverse area.

Fossils Finches And Fuegians

Author : R. D. Keynes
ISBN : 0195166493
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A narrative account of Darwin's historic four-year voyage on the Beagle to South America, Australia and the Pacific in the 1830s. This biography examines the scientific research that occupied Darwin during the voyage.

Darwin S Fossils

Author : Adrian Lister
ISBN : 1486309453
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Explore Darwin's pioneering work on fossils in this richly illustrated book. In On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin credited his discoveries of fossils, as much as those of living creatures, as the stimulus for his theory of evolution. Darwin's Fossils is an accessible account of his pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America and his relations with the scientific establishment. While Darwin's work on Galapagos finches is celebrated, his pioneering work on fossils is much less well known. He was the first to collect the remains of giant extinct South American mammals; he worked out how coral reefs and atolls formed; he excavated and explained marine fossils high in the Andes; and he discovered a fossil forest that now bears his name. All of this was fundamental in leading him to his theory of evolution. Many of Darwin's fossils survive, at the Natural History Museum and elsewhere, and recent years have seen a surge of scientific interest and research into them. Richly illustrated with new photography of many of the fossils, superb line drawings produced in the 19th century, and newly-commissioned artists' reconstructions of the extinct animals as understood today, Darwin's Fossils reveals how fossils played a crucial role in the development of his revolutionary ideas.

Darwin S Sciences

Author : Duncan Porter
ISBN : 9781444330359
Genre : Science
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A complete scientific biography of Darwin that takes into account the latest research findings, both published and unpublished, on the life of this remarkable man. Considered the first book to thoroughly emphasize Darwin s research in various fields of endeavor, what he did, why he did it, and its implications for his time and ours. Rather than following a strictly chronological approach – a narrative choice that characteristically offers an ascent to On the Origin of Species (1859) with a rapid decline in interest following its publication and reception – this book stresses the diversity and full extent of Darwin s career by providing a series of chapters centering on various intellectual topics and scientific specializations that interested Darwin throughout his life. Authored by academics with years of teaching and discussing Darwin, Darwin′s Sciences is suited to any biologist who is interested in the deeper inplications of Darwin′s research.

Darwin S Demise

Author : Joe White
ISBN : 9780890513521
Genre : Religion
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For young people confused about the contradictory messages they hear from church teachings and secular science, evolution can be intimidating. Although Darwin's efforts to attack Christianity have harmed society, creationists have solid evidence to expose evolution for the false philosophy that it is.

Life In Deep Time

Author : J. William Schopf
ISBN : 9780429762888
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When Darwin wrote his Origin of Species, one of his main concerns was with the perceived shortness of the fossil record of life. Until the work of J. William Schopf and his colleagues, much of this history was thought to be unknowable. This book, through a memoire of Schopf’s personal recollections, documents astonishing discoveries revealing the first 85% of the history of life. These earliest periods of life on Earth emerge as a tale of individual and internationally collaborative exploration told by a scholar whose 60 years of research contributed to the recognition of the richness and diversity which forms the foundation of today’s biodiversity. Key Features Documents, through personal narrative, a paradigm shift is the study of the earliest life Summarizes a fossil record largely unknown until relatively recently Addresses one of Darwin's most troubling concerns about his theory of natural selection Predicts future developments in the study of first life

Darwin S Enigma

Author : Luther D. Sunderland
ISBN : 089051108X
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Darwin S Biological Work

Author : P. R. Bell
ISBN : 9781107697157
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This collection of essays demonstrates the width of Darwin's interests and ability as a biologist. The theory of evolution by natural selection was, of course, his most important achievement and is covered in three of the essays: Wilkie presents Darwin's theory in its historical setting and relates it to the earlier work by Buffon and Lamarck; Haldane discusses the theory of evolution by natural selection, as postulated by Darwin, and assesses its validity in the light of subsequent research; and Challinor considers the apparent discrepancy between some of the fossil evidence and Darwin's theory, a problem which Darwin himself appreciated and discussed in The Origin of Species. The other essays deal with subjects about which Darwin wrote separate books. The essay by Bell is concerned with the movement of plants in response to light; that by Marler with communication between animals and that by Whitehouse with cross- and self-fertilization in plants.

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