Darwin's Island: The Galapagos in the Garden of England

Awards:   Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009 Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009.
Author:   Professor Steve Jones
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Edition:   Digital original
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9781408700013


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   23 January 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Darwin's Island: The Galapagos in the Garden of England


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  • Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009
  • Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009.

Overview

The Origin of Species is the most famous book in science but its stature tends to obscure the genius of Charles Darwin's other works. The Beagle voyage, too, occupied only five of the fifty years of his career. He spent only five weeks on the Galapagos and on his return never left Britain again. Darwin wrote six million words, in nineteen books and innumerable letters, on topics as different as dogs, barnacles, insect-eating plants, orchids, earthworms, apes and human emotion. Together, they laid the foundations of modern biology. In this beautifully written, witty and illuminating book, Steve Jones explores the domestic Darwin, the sage of Kent, and brings his work up to date. Great Britain was Charles Darwin's other island, its countryside as much, or more, a place of discovery than had been the Galapagos. It traces the great naturalist's second journey across its modest landscape: a voyage not of the body but of the mind.

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Author:   Professor Steve Jones
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Little, Brown
Edition:   Digital original
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.420kg
ISBN:  

9781408700013


ISBN 10:   1408700018
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   23 January 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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** Steve Jones who in ALMOST LIKE A WHALE successfully rewrote Darwin in the 21st century, reminds us in DARWIN'S ISLAND that Darwin did actually write 19 other books which are full of insight into the human condition and into the flora and fauna of Britain - hence his title. If you were to read one new book on Darwin this year, this should be it Christopher Hudson, DAILY MAIL


** 'Steve Jones who in ALMOST LIKE A WHALE successfully rewrote Darwin in the 21st century, reminds us in DARWIN'S ISLAND that Darwin did actually write 19 other books which are full of insight into the human condition and into the flora and fauna of Britain - hence his title. If you were to read one new book on Darwin this year, this should be it' Christopher Hudson, DAILY MAIL


Author Information

Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and the president of the Galton Institute. He delivered the BBC Reith Lectures in 1991, appears frequently on radio and television and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

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