Charles Darwin

Author: Peter J. Bowler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521566681
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Charles Darwin from the Author: Peter J. Bowler. Upon publication, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species excited much debate and controversy, challenging the foundations of Christianity, nonetheless underpinning the Victorian concept of progress. It still evokes powerful and contradictory responses today. Peter Bowler's study of Darwin's life, first published in 1990, combines biography and cultural history. Emphasizing in particular the impact of Darwin's work, he shows how Darwin's contemporaries were unable to appreciate precisely those aspects of his thinking that are considered scientifically important today. He also demonstrates that Darwin was a product of his time, but he also transcended it by creating an idea capable of being exploited by twentieth-century scientists and intellectuals who had very different values from his own.

Charles Darwin

Author: Paul Wrede
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527332561
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Charles Darwin from the Author: Paul Wrede. Das grundlegende Werk von Darwin On the Origin of Species liegt hier in der originalen Übersetzung durch Julius Victor Carus vor, erweitert durch zahlreiche Erläuterungen, aussagekräftige Abbildungen sowie wichtige historische Bezüge. Die Entstehung der Arten von Darwin ist für die heutige Leserschaft häufig schwierig zu verstehen. Eine hilfreiche Unterstützung erfolgt durch die farbliche Hervorhebung entscheidender Textstellen und viele fachliche Erklärungen. Darwins Analysen und Bewertungen aus den Gebieten der Botanik, Zoologie, Verhaltenslehre, Paläontologie und Entwicklungsbiologie werden in acht Beiträgen namhafter Fachwissenschaftler im Licht der gegenwärtigen Forschung beleuchtet und so wird erst die ungeheure Bedeutung und Weitsicht seines Werkes offensichtlich. Endlich liegen jetzt die Übersetzungen der beiden ebenso bahnbrechenden Aufsätze von Alfred Russel Wallace vor: der Sarawak- und Ternate-Essay. Wallace war neben Darwin der bedeutendste Evolutionsforscher seiner Zeit. Seine Arbeiten zur Evolutionsbiologie, die im Angelsächsischen hoch geschätzt sind, können als durchaus gleichrangig zu Darwins berühmtester Schrift angesehen werden. Ulrich Kutschera eröffnet das Buch mit einem Geleitwort und Reinhold Leinfelder schließt es mit einem Ausblick zur Bedeutung der Evolutionstheorie für die Zukunft des Menschen ab. Das Buch ist daher nicht nur eine unverzichtbare Lernhilfe für Schüler und Studenten, die sich mit der Evolutionsbiologie beschäftigen, sondern zusätzlich auch eine spannende weiterführende Lektüre für alle Leser mit Interesse an Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

Darwin In Der Poesie

Author: Peter Sprengel
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826014086
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Darwin In Der Poesie from the Author: Peter Sprengel.

Charles Darwin

Author: Adrian Desmond
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647489
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Charles Darwin from the Author: Adrian Desmond. Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Darwin

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101601159
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Darwin from the Author: Paul Johnson. Eminent historian Paul Johnson provides a rich, succinct portrait of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin is arguably the most influential scientist of all time. His Origin of Species forever changed our concept of the world’s creation. Darwin’s revolutionary career is the perfect vehicle for historian Paul Johnson. Marked by the insightful observation, spectacular wit, and highly readable prose for which Johnson is so well regarded, Darwin brings the gentleman-scientist and his times brilliantly into focus. From Darwin’s birth into great fortune to his voyage aboard the Beagle, to the long-delayed publication of his masterpiece, Johnson delves into what made this Victorian gentleman into a visionary scientist—and into the tragic flaws that later led Darwin to support the burgeoning eugenics movement. Johnson’s many admirers as well as history and science buffs will be grateful for this superb account of Darwin and the everlasting impact of his discoveries.

The Correspondence Of Charles Darwin

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521590341
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The Correspondence Of Charles Darwin from the Author: Charles Darwin. Volume 12 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin provides the full authoritative texts of all known and available letters to and from Charles Darwin. The letters are accompanied by detailed explanatory footnotes and relevant supplementary materials, offering unparalleled insights into Darwin's experiments, thoughts, friendships, and family life. Volume 12 of this continuing series contains letters from 1864, when Darwin, despite continuing illness, was carrying out botanical experiments and working on his book, The Variation of Plants and Animals Under Domestication.

Darwin

Author: Adrian Desmond
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141935561
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Darwin from the Author: Adrian Desmond. This biography of Charles Darwin attempts to capture the private unknown life of the real man - the gambling and gluttony at Cambridge, his gruelling trip round the globe, his intimate family life, worries about persecution and thoughts about God. Central to all of this, his pioneering efforts on the theory of evolution now that recent studies have overturned the commonplace views of Darwin that have held for more than a century.

Darwin

Author: Tim Lewens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134280106
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Darwin from the Author: Tim Lewens. In this invaluable book, Tim Lewens shows in a clear and accessible manner how important Darwin is for philosophy and how his work has shaped and challenged the very nature of the subject. Beginning with an overview of Darwin’s life and work, the subsequent chapters discuss the full range of fundamental philosophical topics from a Darwinian perspective. These include natural selection; the origin and nature of species; the role of evidence in scientific enquiry; the theory of Intelligent Design; evolutionary approaches to the human mind; the implications of Darwin’s work for ethics and epistemology; and the question of how social and political thought needs to be updated in the light of a Darwinian understanding of human nature. A concluding chapter assesses the philosophical legacy of Darwin’s thought. Darwin is essential reading for anyone in the humanities, social sciences and sciences seeking a philosophical introduction to Darwin, or anyone simply seeking a philosophical companion to Darwin’s own writings.