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Darwin for Beginners [EPUB] ✶ Darwin for Beginners By Jonathan Miller – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Beginner Books Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining Newsdayaking us through the upheavals in biological thought which made The Origins of Specie The Beginner books Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and Darwin for PDF/EPUB ² entertaining Newsdayaking us through the upheavals in biological thought which made The Origins of Species possible, Jonathan Miller introduces us to that odd revolutionary, Charles Darwin a remarkably timid man who spent most of his life in seclusion a semi invalid riddled with doubts, fearing the controversy his theories might unleash yet also the man who finally undermined belief in God s creation Along the way we meet a fascinating cast of characters Darwin s scientific predecessors, his contemporaries including Alfred Russell Wallace, whose anticipation of natural selection forced Darwin to publish , his opponents, and his successors whose work in modern genetics provided necessary modifications to Darwin s own workSplendidly illustrated, this clever, witty, highly informative book is the perfect introduction to Darwin s life and thought.


10 thoughts on “Darwin for Beginners

  1. Kevin Shepherd Kevin Shepherd says:

    A clear and concise overview of Darwin s scientific endeavors and the incontrovertible relevance of those endeavors to our understanding of life and its processes This is no children s book For example In the description of the isolating mechanisms that inhibit inter species copulation, the authors drop an F bomb in what, I assume, is an attempt at humor Whatever the reasoning, it seemed ill advised and in questionable taste.All missteps aside, the enthusiasm the authors show for Darwin a A clear and concise overview of Darwin s scientific endeavors and the incontrovertible relevance of those endeavors to our understanding of life and its processes This is no children s book For example In the description of the isolating mechanisms that inhibit inter species copulation, the authors drop an F bomb in what, I assume, is an attempt at humor Whatever the reasoning, it seemed ill advised and in questionable taste.All missteps aside, the enthusiasm the authors show for Darwin and his accomplishments is infectious I would highly recommend this book to any ADULT who has even the slightest scientific proclivity or interest Beginners or otherwise in recent years there have been last ditch attempts to reinstate some, indeed any, alternative to the Darwinian theory of evolution But the death of Darwin has been greatly exaggerated pg 173


  2. Rylan Perrott Rylan Perrott says:

    Just like the rest of the introductory series this book does a good job of simplifying a difficult subject making itaccessible.Not my favorite of the series, I would have enjoyed reading a bitabout Darwin s life and struggles But none the less it has sparked my curiosity and I am quite eager to readabout Darwin and his theories.


  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    This is an interesting look at Darwin The comic book is a biography, talking about Darwin What is amazing about this book is that goes through various other scientists, who were active before or during Darwin s life that had their own theories about the life of animals The book also talks about Darwin not as genius but as an person of average intelligence Since the theory of evolution isn t very complicated, the book talks a lot about history, which isn t common with the for Beginners comi This is an interesting look at Darwin The comic book is a biography, talking about Darwin What is amazing about this book is that goes through various other scientists, who were active before or during Darwin s life that had their own theories about the life of animals The book also talks about Darwin not as genius but as an person of average intelligence Since the theory of evolution isn t very complicated, the book talks a lot about history, which isn t common with the for Beginners comic series


  4. Supriyo Chaudhuri Supriyo Chaudhuri says:

    Like the other books in the Introducing series, this presents the key topics and ideas in a readable form However, I liked this one less than some of the others I have read, primarily because of the polemical tone like Making a British ass of himself or stupid critics types of expression and because the discussion does become jargon filled at places, like the descriptions of Mendelian biology etc.


  5. Julie Suzanne Julie Suzanne says:

    This comprehensive book explains everything you ve ever wanted to know about Darwin and the facts surrounding his Origins of the Species I m not a science person AT ALL and I was miraculously able to comprehend the book s information, presented in cartoon format It s witty and entertaining Highly recommended, especially for people who don t mesh well with science but are curious anyways.


  6. Sylvia Sylvia says:

    Irreverent, smart, and surprisingly dense for a cute little book The comics were helpful, as the language was a bit tricky for my students Still, it was worth it I needed a short book to teach about evolution but I wanted a bitthan the basics I wanted my students to gain some historical context and broader appreciation for evolution, something beyond salt and pepper moths and long necked giraffes This book helped them contemplate the structure of scientific revolutions how far reachi Irreverent, smart, and surprisingly dense for a cute little book The comics were helpful, as the language was a bit tricky for my students Still, it was worth it I needed a short book to teach about evolution but I wanted a bitthan the basics I wanted my students to gain some historical context and broader appreciation for evolution, something beyond salt and pepper moths and long necked giraffes This book helped them contemplate the structure of scientific revolutions how far reaching the repercussions can be of one person s ideas, and also how silly it is to attribute an entire social, cultural, and intellectual movement to a single person I highly recommend this book I don t think it s the best introduction to evolution, or even to Darwin But it is an excellent work for exploring the particular upheaval in science that Darwin was in the middle of, from many angles I have read a bit about Darwin s predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, but this book helped me put them all together in a new and satisfying way Very useful for developing in students asophisticated appreciation for the history of science


  7. Naama Naama says:

    This is a cute little companion to The Origin of Species It s not Cliff Notes it doesn t begin to summarize TO0S but it gives it a little context in briefly describing Darwin s personal and professional environment his heroes, teachers and detractors It also elaborates on how much his theories were is dialogue with the scientific community around him Like TOoS, this book is far from being the best source for the most contemporary, cutting edge , evidence based theories of evolution, but This is a cute little companion to The Origin of Species It s not Cliff Notes it doesn t begin to summarize TO0S but it gives it a little context in briefly describing Darwin s personal and professional environment his heroes, teachers and detractors It also elaborates on how much his theories were is dialogue with the scientific community around him Like TOoS, this book is far from being the best source for the most contemporary, cutting edge , evidence based theories of evolution, but nevertheless, it s got some great cartoons and a good mix of history and some basic scientific principles regarding evolution and related geology


  8. Christine Christine says:

    Overall, this book does a good job of showing what Darwin discovered, went through, and how it changed the world It s pretty simple to understand.But wow Really It s really inappropriate There are terribly disgusting pictures and occasional swearing, which I m unaccustomed to when it comes to reading text books what this was for me So, it s a good read, but don t read it around small children.


  9. Sarah Enescu Sarah Enescu says:

    My husband and I read this small book to each other I don t think I would have finished it if I read it alone I am sure very accurate but Darwin wasn t that exciting or interesting of a person from an observational view what he produced as human is a whole different story, that is not this story.


  10. Türkan Türkan says:

    a concise yet very comprehensive introduction to Darwin book It slightly covers Darwin s life, family, scientific world before and after him and of course his theory This book deserves 5 stars as it has sparked my curiosity and encouraged me to do some further reading BTW, excellent illustrations by Borin Van Loon


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