The Kiwi's Egg : Charles Darwin & Natural Selection

Author(s): David Quammen

Biography/Memoir

Evolution, during the early nineteenth century, was an idea in the air. Other thinkers had suggested it, but no one had proposed a cogent explanation for HOW evolution occurs. Then, in September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that 'natural selection' among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity. Twenty-one years passed between that epiphany and publication of On the Origin of Species. The human drama and scientific basis of Darwin's twenty-one-year delay constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.

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  • : 9780297845690
  • : orion
  • : orion
  • : books

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  • : David Quammen
  • : Hardback
  • : 7-Mar