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Darwin : portrait of a genius

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnson
ISBN: 9780670025718 0670025712
OCLC Number: 779263437
Description: 164 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A heritage of genius, and its shadow --
Education and self-education of a scientist --
The loss of God --
The making of a masterpiece --
Among the apes and angels --
How the great botanist missed an opportunity --
Evils of social Darwinism --
Triumph and reversal of natural selection.
Responsibility: Paul Johnson.
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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.

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Review of ‘Darwin: portrait of a genius’ by Paul Johnson.

CITATION: Johnson, P. (2012). Darwin: portrait of a genius. New York: Viking’

Reviewer: Dr William P. Palmer.

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