The Reluctant Mr. Darwin
An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of EvolutionDownloadable Audiobook - 2006
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 that time constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that illuminates this cautious naturalist who sparked an intellectual revolution. Drawing from Darwin's secret notebooks and personal letters, David Quammen has sketched a vivid life portrait of the man whose work remains controversial today.
Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : Made available through hoopla, 2006
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 45 min.)) : digital
Alternative Title: Reluctant Mister Darwin