The Kiwi's Egg: Charles Darwin And Natural Selection

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 TwentEvolution, 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.Also published under the title The Reluctant Mr Darwin in the US.
The Kiwi s Egg Charles Darwin And Natural Selection 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 a

  • Title: The Kiwi's Egg: Charles Darwin And Natural Selection
  • Author: David Quammen
  • ISBN: 9780297845690
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A great read - and one that gets more and more fascinating as the book progresses.Darwin's early life - including his voyage on The Beagle - is barely touched upon, instead the author concentrates on life after his return to England. We hear about his research, his happy marriage, his poor health, his correspondence with other naturalists and biologists, and the long gesticulation period that finally led up to the publishing of his magnum opus On The Origin of the Species by means of Natural Sel [...]

    2. Having thoroughly enjoyed several of Quammen’s other books, I’m a bit sad that I didn’t really feel enthusiastic about this one — especially because I do have a great interest in Darwin, the early theories of evolution and the reaction to them in society. I mean, we’re still seeing that reaction now: I know people who don’t believe in evolution forming new species; I know people who are not convinced by the proofs we have; and various people somewhere in between. And this is an idea [...]

    3. This is an excellent and readable history of evolution as a scientific theory, and how Darwin slowly developed the idea (which preceded him, in various forms) over a period of decades. It's not a definitive Darwin biography, although it covers many of his other exploits, but it doesn't pretend to be. The book is about the development of an idea, and it Quammen handles that brilliantly.

    4. Excellent writing from a first class science writer. Clear, interesting and memorable description of Darwin's incubation of his dangerous idea; how and why it took over 21 years from his first grasp of evolution to publication. Really interesting stuff.

    5. Interesting biography and evaluation of Darwin's Natural selection theory. Written in an accessible style this begins after Darwin's return from his time on the Beagle, and covers his years as a virtual recluse, working on his theory and other books on biology and geology

    6. Readable account of how, after returning from his voyage on HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin got "The Origin of Species" into print. Also gives a fair account of how Alfred Wallace arrived at the same conclusions independantly. Probably more for those who have got an interest in this field. Okay for the more general reader as well though.

    7. This book accompanies Charles Darwin through his researcher's and scientist's life and describes how he came to write The Origin of Species. Fellow researchers and their fields are explained as are the whole philosophical, religious and historical setting into which his book falls. Great read!'

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