A Darwin Selection

A Darwin Selection : Understanding Darwin

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Charles Darwin, almost uniquely among great scientists, wrote for the general public. In A Darwin Selection, Mark Ridley has chosen key passages from Darwin's most important books, filling in their context and drawing on the latest Darwin scholarship. In this work, Darwin emerges as an experimentalist, unveiling the lives of the plants; as a travel writer; and as a natural philsopher. His theory of natural selection is clearly and beautifully exposed. 'Ridley's selection of Darwiniana - as befits his reputation as one of the most widely read of all evolutionary biologists - is a first-rate one' Steve Jonesshow more

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  • Audio cassette
  • 107 x 140 x 17mm | 133g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Pack
  • 075283987X
  • 9780752839875

About Charles Darwin

Born in 1809, Charles Darwin began his began his biological studies at Edinburgh and Cambridge. At the age of 22 he embarked on a five-year voyage on HMS Beagle as part of a scientific study of South American waters. This expedition provided the material for his early investigations and publications. His most famous work, The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Mark Ridley was formerly Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Emeroy University, Georgia. He is now in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University and his several books include The Problems of Evolution, Animal Behaviour, Evolution and the forthcoming Mendel's Demon (September 2000) Derek Jacobi is a widely acclaimed film, theatre and television actor. He was knighted in 1994. Derek Jacobi is one of our most distinguished contemporary actors, having made his name with commanding performances on TV, stage and screen, memorably in the BBC TV series I, Claudius. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role of Alan Turing in the TV series Breaking the Code. Other notable TV work includes the series Cadfael. His film work ranges from The Day of the Jackal to Gladiator and Gosford Park. He has read several audio books for Orion, including Verses of the Poets Laureate and The Book of Dead Days for children. He was knighted in 1992.show more

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