The Reluctant Mr. Darwin
[an Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution]Audiobook CD - 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: Auburn, CA : Audio Partners, p2006
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 7 hrs 47 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Reluctant Mister Darwin