|Author:||John Van Wyhe|
Charles Darwin revolutionized our understanding of life on earth and our place within it. His theory of evolution by natural selection, though shocking and controversial at the time, has remained the bedrock of the life sciences for almost 160 years. In Darwin John van Wyhe draws on 25 years of research to reveal the famous scientist's life in compelling detail. From his expedition aboard the Beagle and his legendary research in the Galápagos Islands, to his marriage and illness, and the publication of his ground-breaking works. Book jacket.